Do you have to blanch beet greens?
People also ask, is it OK to eat the leaves of beets?
Here's a tip: when you're washing and peeling the beets, and you trim off the green leafy tops, don't toss them away! The greens and the stems are edible, and make a great substitute for any green such as spinach, swiss chard, and bok choy. They can be steamed, sauteed, braised, added to soups, and eaten raw.
Correspondingly, can you eat the stems and leaves of beets?
The stems and leaves from beets are totally edible and extremely delicious. Beets are probably my favorite vegetable. I showed you how I love to cook them the other day (roasted whole and unpeeled so that they're not messy to prepare, but delicious to eat).
Bring a large pot of water to a boil while you stem the greens and wash the leaves in 2 rinses of water. When the water comes to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the greens. Blanch for 2 minutes, until tender. Transfer immediately to a bowl of ice water, then drain and squeeze the water out from its leaves.