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Old 05-16-2007, 06:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Got some beets and radishes today. The tops of them are so pretty and green that I want to use them or something. Can I cook them? Whats a good way to prepare them? I want to utilize all of my veggies to the fullest .
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Last time I had radishes they had the greens and I just tossed them - now I wish I had tried them! oh well....

anyway - beet greens are DELICIOUS! (yes I'm shouting haha) - very sweet. I just braise them - sautee them slightly (till wilted) - if you are making them with onions and garlic cook those first - and then just add stock and cook it all down till it gets saucy.

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I've never tried radish greens but I'm guessing you could treat them like other green leafies.

Beet greens I use pretty much interchangeably with swiss chard...wilt, add to soups, etc.

Worst case, you can use the greens for stock.
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Gosh, I just composted a whole mess of radish greens. I wish I would have thought to save them for stock!

As for beet greens, I'm not a big fan of beets, but I don't mind the greens at all. I just steam them and serve with a little butter, salt and pepper.
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I LOVE BEET GREENS!!!!
haha, I like them more then the BEETS
I steam them and add some salt and chomp away.

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OK they types of greens here are different, but I thought I would post anyway.

Sautee and add sesame oil and soy sauce.
Bigger greens like daikon radish do better if you blanch them first.
Carrot greens are yummy with the sesame, as are watercress.

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I got radishes again this week - actually "pink florida daikons" (sort of looks like a short daikon that's light red - or a big regular radish )

and I have been just eating the greens raw in my salads - a leaf or two torn up with the other lettuces & kale... it's good very peppery. has the radishy flavor... or like arugala I guess

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