Week 9- Small Pleasures

 

 

Those tiny, colorful, flavorful greens? They’re beets- ‘thinnings’ technically. Use them just as you would a salad or braising green, but enjoy the distinct flavor and texture. The entire plant is edible, so don’t skimp on the roots or the greens!

Herbed Baby Beets with Greens

Herbed Baby Beets with Greens

2 handfuls tiny beets, a.k.a., thinnings

2 T oil

juice of one lemon

2-3 scallions, or one small green onion

1/2 tsp. tarragon

salt, to taste

Wash beets and leaves and remove any inedible portion. Heat oil, lemon juice, onion, and herbs in a heavy pan with a tight fitting lid. Add beets with leaves attached, and steam over medium heat. Check after 5 minutes, adding a small amount of water if necessary to prevent burning. Cook a few minutes more, until beets are fork tender.

Adapted from http://www.wheelerbrookfarm.com/beets.html

 

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