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Baby Beets With Beet Greens

At the farmers' market you'll often find vegetables that are gigantic, peculiar in shape or especially small, like our local beets available both early and late in the season. Their verdant crown of leaves is always fresh and tender, and it's a simple matter to serve them together. The beets can be any variety or shape, such as golden or chioggia varieties.

Courses: Vegetarian
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 lbs 908g / 32ozSmall beets - (16 to 24) - greens intact
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlOlive oil
  Sea salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1 tablespoon 15mlFresh lime or lemon juice = (or balsamic vinegar, to taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlChopped dill, fresh coriander or tarragon

Recipe Instructions

Scrub beets and steam until tender-firm and a knife enters easily, 10 to 15 minutes if very small and 25 minutes or longer if large. Set aside to cool, and slip off skins. Quarter, halve or leave whole.

Discard stems and keep greens, discarding any that are bruised or badly torn. Steam over beet water until tender, about 5 minutes. Toss with half olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange greens on serving dish. Toss beets with remaining oil, lime juice and fresh herbs. Pile onto greens and serve.

Dietary Information:

Per Serving: 100 Cal; 2g Prot; 4g Total Fat (0 Sat. Fat); 15g Carb.; 0mg Chol; 12mg Sod.; 4g Fiber.

"Vegetarian Times, July 2002"


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