Sauteed Baby Beet Greens and Red Chard, I think

Beet Greens, Red Chard, sauteed green, Spicie Foodie

You may be wondering what’s up with the strange recipe title. The reason for it is that I’m not exactly sure what it is that I bought. You see gourmet greens and/or salads are a rare find here. So as I have little to no exposure I have to rely on the internet for accurate translations.

Beet Greens, Red Chard, sauteed green, Spicie Foodie

The first time I bought the greens they were labeled as Beet Salad Greens, apparently they are gourmet baby beet greens. The second time I bought a package of the greens they were labeled as Red Chard Salad. The red chard is ordinary red chard and ruby red chard, which is a member of the Swiss chard family. At least that’s what I’ve read and since they are both new to me I don’t know otherwise. (haha)

Beet Greens, Red Chard, sauteed green, Spicie Foodie

As you can see I’ve been left confused and don’t know what they are and why one package said different from the other. The only conclusion I can come to is that the packages were mislabeled. From what I can tell the contents were actually a mix of baby beet greens and red chard. Can anyone help clarify this for me?

Beet Greens, Red Chard, sauteed green, Spicie Foodie

Regardless of what these vibrant salad greens are they taste fantastic. The taste is a bit mild like spinach but a tad earthy like beets. All I know is that both times I’ve made them hubby and I have really enjoyed them. I kept the recipe very simple as I wanted the greens flavour to be the star. But of course we all know that a recipe would not be a Spicie Foodie one without a little kick or spice, that’s where the Indian chile comes in. The chile added a little spiciness which was a nice contrast to the sweetness of the red onion. Feel free to omit the chile or use less if you don’t eat spicy food.

Alright let’s get our cook on.

Beet Greens, Red Chard, sauteed green, Spicie Foodie

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Sauteed Baby Beet Greens and Red Chard
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Enjoy seasonal beet greens and red chard in this delicious sauteed greens recipe. Add a chile for some extra heat!
Recipe type: Side dish, vegetable, salad
Serves: 2
  • 1 mixed package of baby beet greens and red chard (300g or just over ½ lb.)
  • 1 small red onion cut into ⅛ths
  • 2 large dried red Indian chiles or Mexican chile de arbol*
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • pinch each salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  1. Heat the oil, once hot saute the onions until soft and translucent. Add the chile and saute for another 2 minutes, then add the garlic and saute until soft. Add the salad greens, cover and allow to cook just until they begin to wilt. Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper over the greens, stir until well combined. Serve as a side dish.
*for a mild version omit the chile

Beet Greens, Red Chard, sauteed green, Spicie Foodie

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Have a great weekend everyone! I hope it’ll be as fun as mine, I’ll be working on a special photography project. By the way what food photography problem or question would you like answered? Can’t wait to share the project with you. But until then enjoy your weekend!



  1. Eha says

    Beautiful to look at, so easy to make and 100% healthy: my kind of food! These look like baby beet greens to me: both the reddish and the green have the same size, shape and veining – possibly the two bags you bought had been packed by different companies with differing ideas. Our supermarkets may have as many as a dozen different mixes at any one time, oft with quite unhelpful names [gourmet, Asian, summer, spring restaurant etc!!]. I just look at what appeals, make sure it seems crisp and take potluck :) !

    • says

      Hi Eha,
      Thanks, I was so confused. We have those mixed salad packages here, often times I don’t recognize half of them. But also wonder why they aren’t sold individually- I love them all.

    • says

      Hi Tania,
      That’s too bad. It was really delicious:) No problem and I do hope you are feeling better. Besides it’s good to take a break from the computer.

  2. says

    Beautiful, healthy and spicy!! This is what I call a win, win, win!! Great dish!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. :)

  3. says

    When I lived in Italy, there were all sorts of different green salad leaves and I loved it. We are more restricted here for some inexplicable reason. I love your recipe but I would probably eat them just with a little salt and olive oil to taste the flavour. Some salad leaves have amazing flavour.

  4. says

    I know I was looking at a salad called redleaf spinach the other day. Yours looks a bit similar to that. Basically, the darker the leaf, the more nutritious for you I think…so it should all be good! Ous here comes all mixed up too…all sorts of lettuces are together but they don’t really identify what each and every one is called.

    • says

      Hi Sarah,
      I’ve heard that before, about the darker the leaf or color the healthier it is. So it appears that those mixes are common everywhere. Thanks!

  5. says

    oh my goodness i love this! what a unique way to eat veggies. the chiles really kick it up a notch. i’m always trying to figure out how to do something new and different with salad greens, can’t wait to try it!

  6. says

    First of all… CONGRATULATIONS on the cookbook!!!! We’re surrounded by such talented food bloggers and so inspiring! I hear it’s a lot of work to write a book so I can imagine how hard you worked for this book. So happy for your achievement.

    And the salad… hmm… those greens look familiar but I am not confident about what the name is… =P Beautiful photography!!


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