Nothing Beets a Good Summer Salad

Home gardening this summer has been a bit of a roller coaster.  We started the season with more vegetables than we could eat!  Our most recent harvest fell short due to (ahem...) a hungry groundhog.  The good news is that it left us with a plethora of greens to experiment with.

I am always looking for ways to incorporate more dark leafy goodness into my diet, and this harvest provided the perfect opportunity.  The greens from our carrots and parsnips will be simmering all winter in my soup stocks.  And, the beet greens have become my "go to" green for my summer salads.  They are a nutritional powerhouse and mild tasting enough for salads, soups and smoothies. 

Nothing "beets" a salad with beet greens!