Here's a question for you: What do you to with all of those lovely and leafy green and magenta beet tops after you've roasted your beets? If your answer was "chucking them," well then, we've got just the recipe for you. The beauty of the beet is that it's really two vegetables in one: the sweet roots and the hearty green tops.
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Back in November we discovered that beet greens make for a fantastic gratin courtesy of a recipe from Alton Brown's Good Eats 2: The Middle Years. So when we came across this Beet Gratin with Goat Cheese and Greens from Faith Durand's Not Your Mother's Casseroles we had a feeling that adding sliced beets and goat cheese to the mix would only make the gratin that much better.
This Beet Green Gratin ended up filling in for my beloved green bean casserole perfectly, treading the line between kitschy (Ritz cracker topping) and classy (ricotta and beet greens).