Roasted Beets with Beet Greens
Roasted Beets with Beet Greens are one vegetable that fit the description “eat a rainbow”. Beets come in many intense bright and beautiful colors, taste great, and are powerhouse of nutrients like B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium, health-boosting nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification and strengthen your immune system, support brain and bone health. Beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, so they should be eaten in moderation. If you can get the beets with the fresh greens still attached it is almost like getting two vegetables in one.
This recipe, Roasted Beets with Beet Greens, is roasted beets, feta cheese. Serve warm or cold as a salad and garnished with the bright green color of the pistachios.
Roasted Beets with Beet Greens
- 8 beets
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 shallot minced
- 1 tsp Italian herbs
- 3/4 cup feta cheese
- 1/4 pistachios or pipasta (pumpkin seeds) roasted and roughly chopped
Wash the beets thoroughly, leaving the skins on, and remove the greens. Rinse greens, removing any large stems, and set aside. Place the beets in a single layer in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or roasting pan, and toss with about 2 tablespoons of the dressing. It is easier to peel the beets once they have been roasted.
Cover with foil and bake until beets are tender when pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. Peel beets while warm. Cut beets in half and slice thinly. Transfer to large bowl.
When the roasted beets are almost done, heat about 2 tablespoons of the dressing, over medium-low heat, in a large skillet add the greens and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, stir until greens are wilted and tender.
Transfer greens to a medium bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange beets in center of platter. Surround with greens; sprinkle with feta. Drizzle with any remaining dressing.
Mix in crumbled feta cheese and a little dressing. Garnish with the nuts.
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