Ever since we tried the Whole30 program earlier this year, my husband Jack eats a healthy breakfast every day that consists of eggs, roasted root vegetables, and sautéed greens (usually kale). He does a lot of the prep ahead of time – roasting up the veggies and sautéing the greens – so only a quick reheat is required in the morning as he fries up an egg or two before work.
A few weeks ago, Jack asked me to buy some more root vegetables at the supermarket. I spotted some beautiful golden beets with the greens still attached, and it seemed like such a shame to throw them away or put them in the compost bin. So that was the inspiration for today’s Sautéed Beet Greens recipe.
Sautéed Beet Greens are very delicious! Their flavor reminds me of a very mild cabbage – and tossed with salty pancetta, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and a splash of vinegar and honey, the flavor is fantastic!
So, the next time you buy some fresh beets and you are lucky enough to find some with the greens still attached, we hope you’ll give our easy and healthy Sautéed Beet Greens a try!
- 1 pound (or more) beet greens from fresh golden or red beets
- 1/3 cup pancetta or uncured bacon, diced fine (about 2–3 ounces in weight)
- ½ cup shallots, diced (4 ounces in weight)
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons white wine
- 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey (optional)
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Meet The Author: Martha
Martha is part of the husband-wife team that creates A Family Feast. She loves to cook and entertain for family and friends, and she believes that serving a great meal is one of the best ways to show someone that you care. Martha is a self-taught home cook, who loves to read cookbooks and try new recipes. After a decades-long career in business and online marketing, she now runs A Family Feast full-time. Her specialties are baking, desserts, vegetables and pasta dishes.