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Asian Beet Greens Stir-Fry

Asian Beet Greens Stir-Fry

Beet greens are sauteed with ginger, garlic, scallions and tossed with soy sauce, chili bean sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. A tasty and light stir-fry that can be served as a side dish or with some rice, or a few slices of bread to become a light meal.













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free


30ml peanut oil
or any vegetable oil
2cloves garlic
freshly minced
0.5inch ginger
peeled and freshly chopped
2each scallions, spring or green onions
sliced, reserve a few green parts for decoration
1bunch beet greens
stems and leaves separated, and leaves coarsely chopped
15ml chili bean sauce
or to taste, or chili garlic sauce if you can't find chili bean sauce
7.5ml soy sauce, tamari
or to taste
5ml sesame oil
5ml rice vinegar
2.5ml sesame seeds


In a wok or a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot.

Add the garlic, ginger and scallions, stirring constantly, and cook for about 40 seconds to 1 minute until very fragrant.

Add the beet greens stems first, stirring often, and cook for about 3 minutes until the stems start to become tender.

Stir in the leaves, and cook until the leaves are wilted and stems are tender, about 4 minutes.

Add the seasoning ingredients, stirring well, and cook for another 1 minute or so to allow the flavor to blend together.

Season with more seasoning ingredients to taste if needed.

Transfer onto the serving plate, sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallion slices.

Serve warm as a side dish, or with rice, bread as a main dish.


* not incl. in nutrient facts


over 5 years

Had a bunch of beets with greens, made a delicious dish with beets (see the linked recipe below), then made up this dish with the beet greens and the Chinese symbol ingredients.

Quick, easy and tasty. If you can not find chili bean sauce, use regular black bean sauce and some chili peppers flakes. It will still come out delicious.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 31g (1.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10590% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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