Beet Greens and Sweet Pepper Salad (cooked)

 

I love most vegetables and until recently had never thought of using beet greens for anything. Now I eat them raw in salads, I put them in my juicer, I also add them to smoothies. This is a cooked salad. It is a very yummy vegan dish that takes only 15 minutes total prep and cooking time. It has a lot of flavor mainly from the vegetables themselves.  I made some yesterday and served it with Tamarind Rice. I have yet to make tamarind rice from scratch but will do soon. I buy the frozen packets from the local Indian store. It does contain peanuts so anyone with nut allergies should avoid the store bought version. I will figure out a recipe minus nuts and add it to my blog soon.

Don’t throw away the beets :). I will post a recipe for them soon too.

Ingredients

  1.  Beet greens from two or three beets (minus beets and stalks) washed and sliced
  2. Sweet peppers 5 or 6, sliced
  3. Onion, medium, sliced thinly
  4. Tomato, large, chopped
  5. Balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp (or more to taste)
  6. Cilantro (dry 1 tsp or fresh 1/2 cup chopped)
  7. Garlic powder 1 tsp
  8. Canola or other oil suitable for frying, 2 or 3 tbsp
  9. Salt (I don’t add any) and cayenne pepper (I like a 1/4 tsp)

Preparation

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In a medium sized saucepan, add oil and onions and stir fry over medium high until they are brown at the edges and turning soft. Add the tomatoes and continue frying for a minute until tomatoes are soft but not dissolved.

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Add the sweet peppers and all ingredients except the greens and stir for a minute.

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Add the greens, stir everything together, cover the pot and turn off the stove. Wait ten minutes and serve!!

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