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Stewed Beet Greens


  • Reserved beet stems and greens from Quick Pickled Beets recipe, or use stems and greens from 6 beets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Thinly slice beet stems to yield 3 cups; rinse well, and drain. Coarsely chop beet greens; rinse well, and drain. Set stems and greens aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring often, until translucent and tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.
  3. Raise heat to medium-high. Add beet stems; cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add greens, and cook until wilted but still bright green, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper. Stir in lemon juice, and serve.
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