Category Archives: Beet Greens

Beet Green Pasta

Ingredients
1 bunch beet greens
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced or (4 garlic scapes)
1/4 c olive oil
8 oz dry pasta (spaghetti and linguine work best)
(optional; 2 tbsp fresh herbs like oregano, basil, thyme)
1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
4 oz creamy goat cheese (optional – but does make it nice and creamy)

Directions: Cook pasta according to directions and drain. Wash beet greens, separate the leaves from the stems, and chop the leaves coarsely. Sauté onion and garlic over medium-high heat in oil for about 5 minutes, until the onions are translucent. Add the beet leaves and continue to cook 5 minutes more, covered. Uncover the beets greens and season with salt, pepper, and optional chopped fresh herbs. Toss pasta with sautéed vegetables (pea pods), goat and parmesan cheese, moistening it with a 1/4 cup of pasta water if necessary. Makes 3-4 servings.

Veggie & Fruit Smoothie

Inspiration from Shawn & Tami

Ingredients

1 bunch Chard (or kale, beet greens, etc.)
1 cup frozen or fresh fruit (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, etc.)
1 frozen banana
1 cup rice/soy or dairy milk
Optional: add honey or fruit flavored yogurt to sweeten to taste
Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender and puree.  This is a recipe that you can truly experiment with. Use any fruit or greens that you happen to have on-hand or purchase special fruit to make a “tropical” green drink. If you want the drink to be a special green-colored smoothie, try kiwi, avocados, pineapple, and don’t forget the garden greens!

Kids and adults will love these – and you won’t even realize you are getting your daily dose of fruits & veggies!