Hubby and the kids grew some beets this year so we will be eating a lot of this yummy side dish. :D
I washed the stems and leaves really well and discarded the tougher leaves and any 'ugly looking' stems.
Separate the stems and leaves as you are chopping them up.
Saute some chopped onion in olive oil until softened. Then add in the chopped up stems. Saute the stems for approximately 10 minutes or until softened. While the stems are cooking add in salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and parsley. Add in more olive oil if needed. When the stems have reached desired tenderness, add in the leaves and keep stirring until they have wilted down. Taste test to see if you need any more seasoning. You can serve this now, as it is, straight from the pot with lemon slices, or for a variation you can place the sauteed beet leaf and stem in a bowl and add in some fresh olive oil, lemon juice, and a little salt. Both ways, very tasty. :D
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