There’s a lot of value added to your meal experience by using the whole plant — so, in this recipe the beets are served with their greens!

Sesame Ginger Roasted Beets

by Dishing Up the Dirt

Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 30 minutes  |  Serves: 4



  • 1 bunch of beets, with their greens (see note)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Sesame Ginger Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon minced green garlic (or one garlic clove)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Remove the beet greens from the beets and roughly chop them. Set the greens aside. Slice each beet in half or quarter them if they’re large. Toss the beets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until fork tender, about 25 minutes. Toss the beets halfway through cooking.
  3. While beets cook heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beet greens and cook until tender, about 5-8 minutes.
  4. Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing until completely smooth. Taste for seasonings and adjust as needed.
  5. Divide beet greens between plates and top with roasted beets. Drizzle with the dressing and top with toasted sesame seeds. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • If your beet greens are not looking good you can substitute with spinach or chard
  • Cooking times will vary from kitchen to kitchen
  • Use the recipe as a guide and adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary

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Thanks to Dishing Up the Dirt for this amazing recipe. Check out her cookbook here.

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