Roasted Golden Beets with Wilted Greens
Roasted golden beets topped with wilted garlic beet greens and feta cheese
large sheet pan
with their greens
2 for roasting the beets, 1 for satueeing the greens
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 ½ 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, onion, garlic, and about ⅛ 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.