Beet Greens With Ginger And Dates

January 21, 2014
0 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

You already know that beets are a power-house of nutrients. But while most people use the magenta root, the greens end up in the trash. What a waste! Sauté this dish in minutes to take advantage of the protein, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese! And you were about to throw that all away… —Anne

What You'll Need
  • 3 beet green tops - chopped
  • 2 small cloves of garlic
  • 1 large date - extra finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  1. Warm coconut oil in a large saute pan.
  2. Add garlic to pan and saute until warm and translucent.
  3. Add beet greens and sauté until soft and wilted (about 3 minutes).
  4. Add date and stir until warm.
  5. Add lemon, old bay, and ginger.
  6. Mix well and serve warm.
  7. Optional: garnish with hemp seeds for added protein.

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2 Reviews

Anne January 22, 2014
Sorry about that... the recipe has been edited and how includes the date. Thank you for catching the error!
creamtea January 22, 2014
This sounds intriguing, yet I don't see the dates in the ingredient list. How many dates and how prepped?