Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Roasted Acorn squash with sauteed beet greens

What a yummy lunch this turned out to be. I love beets and hate to throw out the beautiful greens that come with them. So awhile ago I decided to chop them up and sautee them just like spinach. Im so happy I did because it has turned out to be one of my family's favorite side dishes. Im challenging myself to eat only vegatables today, so after scanning what I had on hand as far as produce, I came up with this dish. I popped a whole acorn squash in the microwave for 12 minutes (poke it a couple times with a knife). While this was cooking I prepped the beets. I cut off the bulbs and washed them thoroughly, wrapped them individually with aluminum foil (you can add a drizzle of olive oil and some s&p) and baked them for an hour at 375°. I did a rough chop on the stems and leaves of the beets and sauteed them in a large pan with just alittle bit of oil. Season to taste. When the squash was done I cut it in half, removed the seeds, and filled one half of the cavity with the sauteed beet greens. Yummy, I had to share with my 4 year old because she liked it so much, good thing there were two halves. The best is you still have your roasted beets to look forward to later. Enjoy!