Shaved Baby Beets With Greens

Shaved Baby Beets With Greens Recipe
Photo: Charles Maraia


4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 109 mg
Calories 163
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 16 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Fat 9 g
Fiber 2 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 5 mg
Satfat 2 g
Sodium 585 mg


1 pound red and gold baby beets with greens attached
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Wedge of Parmesan


Cut off the beet greens and reserve. Scrub the beets. Using a mandoline or knife, cut the beets into paper-thin slices. Place them in a large bowl and toss with the oil, lemon juice, and salt. Set aside.

Trim the stems from the greens and discard. Wash the leaves. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a skillet. Add the greens and blanch until wilted and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, bring the vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes (makes about 1/4 cup). Set aside.

Divide the greens among 4 plates. Top them with the fresh beet salad and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Garnish with Parmesan shavings.


Kay Chun,

August 2002
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