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Sauteed Beet Greens

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Linda Pugliese


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 8 ounces beet greens, stems thinly sliced (about 1 cup), leaves torn (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and tomato paste; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add beet-green stems and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add beet-green leaves and 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 2 minutes. Season with salt.


Anchovy variation: Substitute 2 chopped anchovies for tomato paste, and reduce salt to 1/8 teaspoon.

Ginger-coconut variation: Substitute an equal amount of coconut oil for olive oil, and 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger for tomato paste.

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