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Beets and their Greens

By Jason Fung, MD

Beets and their Greens

Serving beets with their greens is very pleasing, in a whole-food-is-best kind of way. The idea for this side dish came from Toronto chef Jamie Kennedy, who is a genius when it comes to perfectly subtle approaches to food. Beets are naturally sweet. The tamari gives some umami flavor to balance things out. As Found...
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 beets small to medium and greens from 1-2 bunches
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

  • Assemble, prepare, and measure ingredients. Wash beet greens. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Scrub beets, place in a baking dish just large enough to hold them without crowding, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and roast for 90 minutes, or until fork-tender. Allow to cool enough to handle, then peel and slice into rounds.
  • Bring a small saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat, add beet greens, and blanch for 5 minutes. Drain well, squeezing out all the water. Chop greens.
  • In a small bowl, stir together vinegar and tamari. Arrange beet slices on a platter and dress with vinegar-tamari mix-ture. Scatter beet greens over top. Drizzle everything with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Beets and their Greens
Amount per Serving
Calories
165
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
212
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
533
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
54
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
26
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Side Dishes
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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