This recipe, from canadianliving.com, outlines a really easy way to prepare your greens as a tasty side dish. The two variations are even easier because they have even fewer ingredients and steps!
You can even use this recipe for mustard greens mix but you may need to reduce the cooking time a little bit.
Three Easy Turnip and Beet Greens Recipes
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 8 cups loosely packed beets and/or turnip greens
- 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
In small skillet over medium heat, toast sesame seeds until golden, about 3 minutes; set aside.
Wash greens. De-stem beet greens and reserve stems. Chop both types of greens as required/desired. Chop beet stems into 1 inch segments.
In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beet and turnip greens, garlic, ginger and cover and steam until greens are wilted, about 3 minutes. Drizzle with sesame oil; sprinkle with reserved sesame seeds.
Variations: 1) Lemon Wilted Greens: Omit sesame seeds, olive oil, ginger and sesame oil. In large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tbsp butter. Add turnip and beet greens, garlic and cook as above. Drizzle with 1 tbsp lemon juice. 2) Balsamic Wilted Greens: Omit sesame seeds, ginger and sesame oil. In large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add beet and turnip greens, garlic and cook as above. Drizzle with 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar.