are in season right now, and all the produce markets are proudly displaying beets of all colors. 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. They're yummy and full of vitamins, so don't waste them!
Five Ways To Eat: Beets
Recipe: Roasted Beets and Sautéed Greens with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese
(Image: Kathryn Hill)