beet & Beet greens RECIPES

Lemon and Butter Braised beet greens.

Nicole Robidoux


  • skillet
  • spatula



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 lbs baby beet leaves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice



  • Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over low heat, and add the garlic.
  • Cook gently, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant but does not take on any color.
  • Add the moist greens, raise the heat to medium-high, and cover the pan.
  • Cook until the greens wilt, about 2 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice.
  • Remove the cover; if there’s any excess liquid, cook until it evaporates.
  • Toss the greens with the lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and serve hot.

Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoes



  • 2.5 pounds red beets leaves removed and beets cleaned, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks, about 1.5 inches
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes cleaned, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks, about 1.5 inches
  • 3.5 tablespoons avocado oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese opt for a vegetarian or vegan variety if needed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves optional



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place beet and sweet potato chunks into a large bowl.
  • Toss with 3 tablespoons of avocado oil, salt, black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper.
  • Add garlic powder, smoked paprika and dried oregano.
  • Grease a large sheet pan with the remaining ½ tablespoon of avocado oil.
  • Place beet and sweet potato chunks onto the sheet pan and spread them out in a single layer.
  • Cook about 35 minutes, turning halfway, or until tender.
  • Once veggies are done to your liking, transfer to a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with crumbled feta and freshly chopped cilantro (if using).
  • Serve and enjoy!


Yields 4 larger servings or 6 smaller servings.