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Beets and their Greens
15 mins
1 hr 35 mins
1 hr 50 mins

Serving beets with their greens is very pleasing, in a whole-food-is-best kind of way. The idea for this side dish came from Toronto chef Jamie Kennedy, who is a genius when it comes to perfectly subtle approaches to food. Beets are naturally sweet. The tamari gives some umami flavor to balance things out. As Found...

Course: Side Dishes
Keyword: Side Dishes
Servings: 4
Calories: 165 kcal
  • 8 beets small to medium and greens from 1-2 bunches
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Assemble, prepare, and measure ingredients. Wash beet greens. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.

  2. Scrub beets, place in a baking dish just large enough to hold them without crowding, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and roast for 90 minutes, or until fork-tender. Allow to cool enough to handle, then peel and slice into rounds.

  3. Bring a small saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat, add beet greens, and blanch for 5 minutes. Drain well, squeezing out all the water. Chop greens.

  4. In a small bowl, stir together vinegar and tamari. Arrange beet slices on a platter and dress with vinegar-tamari mix-ture. Scatter beet greens over top. Drizzle everything with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Beets and their Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 533mg15%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 54IU1%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.