Sautéed Lemmon Butter Beet & Greens

Christine Cuneo


I went to the Farmers Market yesterday and they had the most beautiful beets with the greens on. I have been looking for a while for beets and greens. I could not wait to get home and cook one of my favorites. They were so good.


★★★★★ 1 vote

50 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
butter (margin for vegetarian)
3 clove
gerlic, grated
3 medium
medium to large beets with leaves, washed
6 oz
spinach leafs, washed
2 tsp
fresh lemon juice and lemon zest
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
sea salt
black pepper

How to Make Sautéed Lemmon Butter Beet & Greens


  • 1Scrub beets, trim top and bottom and remove any woody spots. Cover beets by 3 inches with cold water in a large saucepot. Bring the water to boil and simmer until paring knife slides out of beet when pricked. Drain and let cool.
  • 2Preheat a grill, slice beets about ½” thick, coat with olive oil and grill on both sides for 2 minutes.
  • 3Wash greens, drain and cut away any heavy stems, pat dry on paper towels, and chop into 1” pieces.
  • 4Sauté garlic in the oil and butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over low heat
  • 5Add greens (beet tops and spinach), raise the heat to medium-high, and cover the pan. Cook until the greens wilt, about 2 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice. Add the grilled beets.
  • 6Remove the cover; if there's any excess liquid, cook until it evaporates.
  • 7Toss the greens and beets with the lemon juice, salt, pepper, brown sugar, and lemon zest
    Serve hot.

Printable Recipe Card

About Sautéed Lemmon Butter Beet & Greens

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #spinach, #beets, #Beet-tops

Leave a Comment

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With A Stellar Cookout Recipe

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With a Stellar Cookout

Kitchen Crew

Wow... did summer fly by or what? In my mind, Memorial Day was last weekend. Summer's unofficially coming to an end, but I'm not going to let the weekend go...

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You A Cooking Rock Star

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You a Cooking Rock Star

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Make the most out your summer cooking with delicious zucchini recipes. They'll make you a cooking rock star.

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!