My spring veggies are coming on strong in my garden. So I found a recipe online (I think allrecipes.com
) and figured out how to make a yummy side dish using the beets that I thinned.
Thin your beets and wash the pulled ones thoroughly. Then cut the tap root off and discard. Cut the stem into 1" pieces and set aside. Heat 2 tsps of olive oil in a pan and add the stem pieces along with one large chopped clove of garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes then add the chopped beet greens and saute another 3-4 minutes. I added 1/4 cup of water and put on a lid to steam them as well. I also added 6-7 chopped fresh basil leaves and sprinkled on some balsamic vinegar at the end. It's yummy!