Sautéed Beet Greens & Garlic

  • 2 bunches beet greens, stems removed 
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. 
  2. Add beet greens and cook uncovered until tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Drain in a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process.
  4. Drain well and chop.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir about 1 minute until pepper is fragrant.
  6. Stir in greens and gently toss until evenly coated with oil and garlic.
  7.  Season with salt and pepper.