TURKISH OMELETTE WITH BEET GREENS

Ever wonder what to do with the greens you cut off your beets before roasting them? You can serve these sauteed greens as a side dish, on a pizza, in a sandwich as well as using them in an omelette.

This is a very easy way to make an omelette and it is filling and delicious. Use any kind of cheese you like and other greens like spinach (cook only one minute), kale or Swiss chard (cook 5 to 10 minutes) or sauteed mushrooms or leftover cooked vegetables.

Ever wonder what to do with the greens you cut off your beets before roasting them? You can serve these sauteed greens as a side dish, on a pizza, in a sandwich as well as using them in an omelette. This is a very easy way to make an omelette and it is filling and delicious. Use any kind of cheese you like and other greens like spinach (cook only one minute), kale or Swiss chard (cook 5 to 10 minutes) or sauteed mushrooms or leftover cooked vegetables.

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch beet greens
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil - divided
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste or pinch of Aleppo pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Method

    1. Chop beet greens and stems. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and greens and saute until wilted. Add 1/4 cup water and cook about 5 minutes until water has evaporated and greens are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste but remember cheese is salty. Drain off excess liquid if necessary.

    2. Beat eggs lightly with 2 tbsp water, salt and pepper. Heat remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a 10" non-stick pan. Add half the eggs and swirl slightly in the pan to cover the bottom. When almost set spoon half the beet greens over half the omelette. Top greens with half the cheese. Fold plain half over filled half. Serve immediately. Repeat for second omelette. Add a bit more olive oil to pan if necessary.

TURKISH OMELETTE WITH BEET GREENS

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