Hot Beet Green Salad

When I went to the Farmers Market last weekend I really just wanted to check it out, get a coffee and buy eggs. But I got sucked into two more purchases and one was something I’d never even heard of before – beet greens! The thing that sucked me into the beet greens was the cute little recipe card displayed with them. It looked really, really good!

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This recipe is super simple and only requires six ingredients. Most of which you probably have in your cupboard already! I adapted the recipe slightly to use coconut oil instead of olive oil and I also doubled the garlic (hmmmmmm!) and it turned out absolutely delicious. I will definitely be purchasing beet greens again.

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It takes about five minutes total to create and doesn’t really require much ‘cooking’ as all you need to do is saute the pecans and garlic in the coconut oil for a few minutes. Once the lovely garlic-y aroma is starting to fill your kitchen add the balsamic.

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Careful at this part, because the balsamic will spit out of the pan and could burn you (or make your stove a complete mess like mine). As soon as the balsamic is bubbling (this should only take a few seconds) pour the whole mixture over the beet greens. Add an extra little drizzle of olive oil and toss it up.

Serve on it’s own or as a side dish. Eric and I ate it with pesto scrambled eggs and an english muffin!

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Hot Beet Green Salad 


  • 6 cups of beet greens
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1.5 tablespoon balsamic
  • A handful (or two) of pecans
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil for drizzling


  1. Rinse and dry the beet greens. If you prefer smaller bites you may want to chop them up a bit too. Set aside.
  2. Add coconut oil, chopped garlic and pecans to a frying pan over medium-high heat and saute for 1 – 2 minutes.
  3. Add balsamic vinegar to the pan (careful – it might spit out!) and continue sauteing until it bubbles. This should only take a few seconds.
  4. Pour over beet greens along with the extra bit of fresh olive oil, toss and serve immediately!

What is something delicious you’ve made recently? Have you ever had beet greens? 

11 Responses

  1. Ris says:

    This looks amazing! Also, I had never heard of beet greens before 🙂

  2. Michelle says:

    This looks so yummy!

  3. Something delicious I’ve made recently is fried chicken!!!!

  4. Yummmm… I love the smell of garlic cooking. My college roommate makes this great hot spinach salad, although it’s not great for you because it has plenty of sugar and soy sauce in the dressing, but man is it GOOD! I can’t wait to start getting more fresh goods from the Farmer’s Market again!

  5. Kelly says:

    Wow that looks delicious- I’ve never had beat greens before, at least that I know of 🙂 Eric and I have been teaming up to make this delicious Thanksgiving turkey sandwich with turkey burgers, stuffing and cranberry sauce- it’s so yummy and we’ve made it pretty healthy with the really lean turkey and healthy stuffing. Yum. I want to hear more about pesto scrambled eggs, that sounds amazing.

  6. I have never had beet greens before but I do love beets! This sounds easy and delicious. When I get a chance to check out the farmers market here, I will have to try this (if they sell beet greens).

    I had some brussel sprouts from trader joes that were really yummy! I forgot how much I love brussel sprouts!

  7. Beet greens are so delicious. I didn’t know you could buy them on their own though. I’m going to have to watch for them. This salad sounds amazing.

  8. Caroline says:

    mmmm this looks yummy! I’m on the lookout for new recipes and things to try so I’ll be adding this to my list I’m compiling this week : )

  9. Nora says:

    Now my mouth is watering. I can’t have pecans but I think I would still enjoy this! Thanks for sharing =)

  10. Travel Spot says:

    Yum; that looks good! You know you can buy beets with the greens still attached and then use both the beets and the greens! Nothing goes to waste! You can also eat all the other greens, like radish and turnip and mustard! Yummy. They are also a great source of vitamins!

  11. Britt says:

    Delish! Buy beets with the greens still attached and then you can have roasted beets with beet green salad 🙂