How To Cook Beet Greens

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how to cook beet greens recipe

If you are wondering if you can eat beet greens, be assured that the beet leaves are perfectly edible.  The beet greens are very healthy, tasty and good for you. Like other leafy greens, beet greens are full of vitamins, so please don’t throw them out!   Cooking beet greens is very quick and easy.  Simply wash the beet leaves, chop them and pan-fry for a few minutes with a little olive oil.

Recipe: How To Cook Beet Greens


  • 1 bunch beet greens
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  • Beet greens tend to have lots of soil on them, so wash them really well. Fill the sink or a large bowl with a cold water and rinse the beet greens in it. After that, also wash the beet greens in a colander until cold running water.
  • Put the beet leaves on a cutting board and cut into pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped beet leaves and stir. Cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes. The greens should become wilted.
  • Sprinkle the beet greens with salt and pepper and serve.

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Also, you can always refrigerate cooked beet greens and simply reheat them in a microwave when needed.

Here’s another picture of cooked beet greens:

cooked beet greens in a bowl

If you like leafy greens, also check out how to cook collard greens.  For a super-yummy way to use the actual beets, you must try the roasted beets recipe – it’s my favorite way of eating beets!

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  1. I am happy I came across this recipe! I had a bag of beet green sitting in a bag, ready to be thrown out! I sounds kinda like a spinach dish, the way you sauté it and I love wilted greens, so I’m going to try this. I hate to waste!

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