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Don't Throw Those Beet Greens Away, Asshole!

posted Jun 17, 2013, 7:42 AM by H3ATHER !   [ updated Dec 9, 2013, 8:33 AM ]

So I bought some beets at the local farmers' market this past weekend. I shop at farmers' markets to feel superior because it's what all the cool kids do.

Anyway, if you didn't know already, not only can you eat the root part of the beet (that would be the round red part for you idgits out there) but you can also eat the greens. The greens are similar to Swiss chard or kale and they're good for you so you should fucking eat them if you happen to buy fresh beets.

But then the question is how you cook them. Pretty much you cook them the same way you'd cook any other leafy green, but here's a quick, decent recipe:

Ingredients:
  • Beet Greens
  • Diced onion
  • Smoked Salt*
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil

The amount of each varies based on how many greens you have. You can pretty much wing it.

  1. Wash the beet greens well, then dry well and chop them into large pieces
  2. Steam the greens until they are wilted and then remove from heat
  3. Saute the onions in olive oil until tender
  4. Add beet greens to the onions and heat through
  5. Finish with smoked salt and black pepper to taste

And that's it. 


*A note about smoked salt:

If you've never had this, its pretty awesome. I bought mine at Target for like 4 bucks, but if you're a pompous asshole you can buy the overpriced shite that they peddle at Williams-Sonoma, or if you're a true hipster you can make your own by grilling salt over hickory or mesquite (but seriously, ain't nobody got time for that shit, right?).

Also, bacon salt might be pretty awesome with this recipe.