Lemon Garlic Beet Greens

This recipe comes to you from Kate's mom, who used our very own beet greens to make this delicious side dish for us. I think it would also be really good mixed with some quinoa or rice.


2 bunches beet greens
1 1/2 cups water
2-4 cloves garlic
Juice of half a lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons butter
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

-Wash greens and chop into medium-sized pieces.
-Place greens into boiling water for 4 minutes or until stems are fork tender.
-Drain greens.
-In same pan heat oil and add garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté garlic one minute. Add butter until melted. 
-Return greens to pan and toss to coat with garlic mixture. Drizzle with lemon juice.
-Serve immediately.