Here’s another recipe I made a little while ago!
Don’t toss your beet greens in the trash – you can actually cook with them just like any other green. Dark leafy greens = yum + good for you.
Goma-ae is a Japanese dish. Goma = sesame seed. Traditionally this is served with spinach, but I thought that beet greens would be a good seasonal variation on the standard recipe – and yes it ended up being delish.
Beet Greens Goma-ae
- 3-4 cups of beet greens (including stems)
- 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons ground toasted black sesame seeds
- Steam the beet greens for 3 minutes.
- Mix the soy sauce and sugar at the bottom of a large serving bowl.
- Dry the greens and chop them into small pieces. Add them to the soy sauce mix.
This is a super simple recipe for roasted beets. This is the technique I use for almost all roasted veggies. Sesame oil is always optional but can be added for some extra depth. It really gives a nice smoky flavor if you use toasted sesame oil.
Simple Roasted Veggies: Beets
- 4 large beets
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- salt & pepper (1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste?)
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons dried basil OR a handfull of fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Mix together the olive oil, (optional) sesame oil, salt and pepper, and sesame seeds.
- Chop the beets in approximately 1-inch cubes and toss them in the olive oil mixture.
- Bake on an oiled baking sheet (I like to use foil for easy cleanup) for 35 minutes or until tender.
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