This dish has a brilliant, frugal simplicity: roasted red or golden beets tossed in a frying pan with their own chopped green tops, olive oil, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Remove the greens from the beets and discard the long, colored stems. Slice the greens thinly; set aside (you should have about 2 cups). Roast the whole beets on a baking sheet for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender. Peel and slice the beets when they are cool enough to handle.

  • In a large skillet, cook the greens in hot oil until barely wilted, a minute or so. Stir in the sliced beets; drizzle with vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 24g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 18g; protein 4g; vitamin a 75.3IU; vitamin c 11.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 247.2mcg; sodium 471mg; potassium 756mg; calcium 41mg; iron 2mg.