Beet and Greens Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Beet and Greens Salad


  • 1 large bunch of beets with greens attached
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed, but whole
  • 1 fresh lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

preparation steps:

1. remove stems and greens from beets and set aside

2. scrub beets and cut off long root tips

3. place beets in aluminum foil on baking sheet and roast in 450 degree oven until beets are tender, about 45 min, depending on size - use a sharp knife to determine if beets are cooked through

4. mix lemon juice, garlic clove - crushed but still whole, salt and pepper, and olive oil in small bowl and set aside

5. wash greens well and steam until tender, but still a bright green color - shock in ice water and set aside

6. when beets are tender, remove from oven, remove from foil, and place in a colander under running cool water

7. rub beet skins with hands to remove beet skins

8. slice beets and arrange on serving platter placing a bit of beet greens between beet slices

9. remove garlic clove from lemon, olive oil mixture, spoon dressing over beets and greens and serve


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