When I was researching the Internet about growing beets, many websites commented that beet greens are edible and a good source of vitamins.
Now that I've harvested the beets, I kept the greens to see how they tasted.
Also, I've been craving pasta and had some chicken sausage that needed to be eaten.
Pasta with beet greens and sausage
A bunch of beet greens
A package of Chicken Sausage
Red Pepper Flakes
A big plate full of beet greens and a cube of frozen chopped garlic (courtesy of Trader Joe's). :-)
The sausage was fully cooked, but I still sauteed in olive oil and garlic.
After a minute, I added the beet greens and some salt to cook down (about 10 minutes).
Tossed in the pasta, drizzled in a little balsamic vinegar and mixed.
Garnished with red pepper flakes and Parmesan.
The beet green had a texture similar to kale - a little chewy, not as tender as spinach. The flavor was slightly sweet, but nothing really strong.
Overall, I enjoyed the dish and the pasta appeased my craving.