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Spaghetti with Beets & Greens
Beets are a delightful vegetable. They're sweet and earthy...and they turn everything pink! Nowhere does their fantastic natural dyeing power show so beautifully as in this spaghetti dish, where the spaghetti goes bright pink, which looks downright tempting with the lovely greens. This dish isn't complicated, and it's a great way to invite kids to learn how to cook and peel beets the easy way.
2 bunches beets, with tops
1 lb. spaghetti
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
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Spaghetti with Beets & Greens

Spaghetti with Beets & Greens

Spaghetti with Beets & Greens
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  • Servings:4 (466 g)
  • Prep Time:25 minutes
  • Cook Time:60 minutes
1. Trim stems from beet tops. Coarsely chop beet greens and set aside.
2. Place beets and 1/2 cup water in a deep microwave-safe baking dish. Cover and cook in microwave oven until tender (15-20 minutes).
3. While beets at cooking, cook spaghetti according to package directions.
4. Rinse beets under cold running water until cool enough to handle. Peel and cut into bite-sized pieces.
5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and crushed red pepper until garlic is golden (1 minute).
6. Increase heat to medium-high and add beet greens, beets, and salt to skillet. Cook until just greens are just wilted and beets are warm (2-3 minutes).
7. Toss beets and greens with cooked spaghetti and serve warm.