Farro with golden beets, wilted beet greens and ricotta

January 28, 2014

Farro with golden beets and wilted beet greens-homemade ricotta

I’ve always adored dark leafy greens, but I must say that beet greens are my most favorite of all. And that’s because they have such a delicate flavor and become so tender when wilted.

Here both the beet roots and their tops are used to make a light, healthy and delectable main course. The golden roots are baked until so tender, they’re almost sweet! The sautéed beet greens, on the other hand, have a hint of spice and a wonderful earthy flavor, while the farro brings some heft to the dish. The whole thing is topped with homemade ricotta, which is creamy without being rich and adds a wonderful lightness to the dish. And the last touch of lemon oil and aromatic pink peppercorn bring yet another layer of flavor, making this main course truly satisfying.

Bon appétit!

Golden beets with their tops

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Farro with golden beets and wilted beet greens-homemade ricotta

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Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Angie@Angie's Recipes January 29, 2014 at 7:57 am

Haven’t seen golden beets this year…have to check again with our farmer market tomorrow. This is a great meal!


Viviane January 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Thank you, Angie!


Kiran @ KiranTarun.com January 30, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Love how satisfying this meal looks!


Viviane January 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Thank you, Kiran!


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