Sauteed Beet Greens

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings

Olive oil, to coat pan

2 bunches beet greens, washed and cut into 2-inch pieces

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat a medium saute pan coated with oil over medium heat until the oil shimmers. Add the beet greens and garlic, and toss until the greens are wilted and tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and lemon zest and juice, and toss. Season with salt and pepper.