Recipe By Carolyn Bunkley
Published Apr 2nd
Beets and Greens
Prep 10m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 4 servings Calories 111.4

Roasted beet pieces nestled among their sauteed greens makes a beautiful, delicious side dish. If yellow beets are available, double the recipe using a bunch of red and a bunch of yellow — gorgeous! My brother spent 50 years hating beets, but he loves them prepared this way. I think these go especially well with pork or chicken. This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or expanded to whatever amount you need without adding very much to the preparation time.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 bunch beets - trimmed, leaving 1 inch of stems attached, greens washed and reserved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • fresh-ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. 2 Rub the beets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place onto prepared baking sheet. Place in preheated oven, and bake until the beets can be easily pierced with a fork, 20 to 60 minutes depending on size. When done, allow to cool on the baking sheet until cool enough to handle, then remove and discard the skin, and cut the beets into wedges or slices.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, cut the beet greens in to 1/4 inch wide ribbons. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until it begins to turn golden brown, about 10 minutes. Once the onions have begun to caramelize, stir in the beet greens and cook until they wilt. Add the beet slices and continue cooking until heated through. Season with sea salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 111.4
  • Carbohydrate 11.6 g
  • Fat 6.9 g
  • Fiber 3.2 g
  • Protein 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 160.9 mg
  • Sugar 7.7 g


  1. Very easy and tasty! I added some garlic and a touch of cider vinegar at the end! I will definitely make this one again! For those of you who complained that the beets were hard to peel here's a little trick. When the beets are done roasting in the oven wrap them in aluminum foil - Read more ...
  2. Wanted to try something different. First time cooking with beets (which I hated as child!) This was a really good recipe, most people liked the greens better than the beets! The only thing I changed was I added some spinach leaves because there weren't enough beet leaves in my bunches to me. I also added - Read more ...
  3. My two favorite ways to describe dinner: cheap & easy! This was awesome! I didn't want to wait so long so I peeled & diced the beets then roasted them. I tossed in a few diced carrots and radishes too. The combination is great. Next time I think I'll add some whole garlic cloves too. - Read more ...
  4. Wow delicious! I had never made beets before and when I received them in my food pod I tried this recipe first-simple easy and YUM! Even my husband who does not eat anything green ate this! Thanks!
  5. This warm beet with greens and carmelized onions was flavorful and a nice change. Great recipe. Next time I will only wilt the greens and discard the stems.
  6. Let me say, WONDERFUL! I bought three large organic beets. I added 3 scallions, 1/2 med. onion, 5 cloves of garlic chopped, all the greens, and followed the recipe with a little more organic olive oil added. It was a great dish! I will serve this again, definately a favorite. Watch out to be red - Read more ...
  7. I had beets in the garden I wanted to use and found this recipe. I really wanted to like this but just didn't. Maybe it's just me because I have never eaten beets before except for pickled.
  8. I love how simple this recipe is. I was skeptical about the greens but they are suprisingly tasty. The whole family loved them.
  9. I had never had beet greens before and I loved them in this recipe! I used red onion and it looked so nice I will serve it to guests. Tastes like strong spinach. I am thinking of all of the beet greens I have waisted before......and all of the nutrients that went right in the - Read more ...
  10. I really love beets but had never eaten the greens before. This recipe was delicious! I also added finely chopped cabbage after the onions were carmelized and a little bit of balsamic vinegar.