roasted golden beets with wilted greens topped with feta cheese
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Roasted Golden Beets with Wilted Greens

Roasted golden beets topped with wilted garlic beet greens and feta cheese
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted golden beets
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Courtney


  • 2 lbs golden beets with their greens
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 2 for roasting the beets, 1 for satueeing the greens
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 oz feta cheese crumbled
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat oven to 425
  • Trim ends off of the beets and use a vegetable peeler to remove the rest of the beet skin.
  • Slice beets into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Add beets, olive oil, and maple syrup to a medium sized bowl and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat beet slices evenly.
  • Place beets slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. I like to use parchment paper here to keep the beets from sticking as well as to make clean up easier.
  • Bake beets in the oven for 40 minutes
  • While the beets are cooking, add a tablespoon or two of olive oil to a large saucepan and heat to medium heat.
  • Trim the stalk ends off the beet greens and slice into 2 inch thick ribbons. What you are looking for is bite sized pieces of greens.
  • Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil to the pan and add the beet greens, garlic, and about 1/8 cup of water. Toss the greens in the pan until they wilt - about 4-5 minutes.
  • Place the cooked beets on a serving tray, top with wilted greens and sprinkle with the crumbled feta to serve


* if beet greens are not available you can substitute for 10 oz of your favourite cooking green.