Brooding On

Both Ends of the Beet

Ahhh, the beet.  If I'm being honest, I'm only just now getting very well acquainted with the beet.  Pickled beets had turned me off the beet in general, and I hadn't given it another look until we started juicing.

ABC Juice, or Apple Beet Carrot juice, is one of my favorites.  It doesn't last long around here, though, so here's a pic of a glass just emptied.

But, what to do with other end of the beet?  You know how I feel about waste.  I've only just begun to experiment with the possibilities, but here are a couple ideas. 

I don't much care for the thick ribs, so I double the leaf over and cut it as shown to remove the ribs.  Cocoa Puff, our rabbit, is more than happy to take care of those ribs for us.

I saute' the beet greens in a little olive oil, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Then, I use them as a filling for an egg-white omelet --yummmm!

Or, as a topping for a rustic Italian pizza with goat cheese and olives -- yummmmmm!

Or, as a dish unto themselves.

Or, . . . . got other ideas for me?

The sauteed greens will keep in the fridge so that they're ready at a moment's notice to be called upon to add to a meal.