Go green: Just 1/2 cup of cooked beet greens has all your vitamin A for the day, plus tons of vitamins C and K, iron, and potassium.


Credit: Waterbury Publications Inc.

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15 mins
45 mins


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  • Spiralize beets using shredder blade. Take handfuls of spiralized beets and cut long strands into manageable lengths with scissors.

  • Bring 1 inch water to a boil in a large pot. Place beets in a steamer basket, set over water, cover tightly and steam until al dente, about 10 minutes. Noodles should be cooked through and flexible but not mushy.

  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, rosemary, and thyme. Cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Working with a handful at a time, add greens, which should still be wet from washing. As each handful begins to collapse, add another handful, and when all greens have been added, season with salt and cook, stirring, until wilted and tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add pepper; taste and adjust seasoning.

  • When beet pasta is ready, transfer to a large bowl and toss with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt. Stir half of goat cheese into wilted greens and heat until cheese has melted. Distribute beet pasta among 4 plates or pile onto a platter. Top with greens. Sprinkle on remaining goat cheese and serve.


From Spiralize This! Copyright © 2016 by Martha Rose Shulman.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; fat 17g; saturated fat 6g; cholesterol 13mg; fiber 11g; protein 12g; carbohydrates 27g; sodium 709mg; iron 5mg; calcium 215mg.