Spicy Beet Green Crostini Recipe Video

Don’t throw away those beet tops! They are one of the most delicious and tender leafy greens anywhere. In this video, Viviane demos how to sauté them to perfection and then to make mouthwatering crostini with them.


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientHealthy,


 Extra virgin olive oil3 Tablespoon
 Red chili pepper flakes1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), mince
 Beet greens/Swiss chard12 Ounce, trimmed (cut in 1/4” strips)
 Sea salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground black pepper To Taste
 Baguette1 (12 slices, cut diagonal in 1/4″ thick slices)
 Extra virgin olive oil2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 302 Calories from Fat 133

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22.1%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 722.2 mg30.1%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g11.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g13.8%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 7 g13.2%

Vitamin A 108.1% Vitamin C 44.6%

Calcium 10.5% Iron 12.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Things You Will Need

large heavy-bottomed skillet
2 spoons
Baking tray


1. Peel and finely chop the garlic, set aside.
2. Trim, rinse and spun dry the beet greens and cut into ¼ inch strips, set aside.
3. Slice the baguette into 12 ¼ inch thick slices, set aside.

4. Preheat a large heavy bottom pan over high heat, pour oil add garlic and chili pepper flakes, sauté it for 1 minute.
5. Add beet greens and toss it like a salad, and leave it to cook for 30 seconds and toss it again, repeat until the beet greens are wilted.
6. Sprinkle salt and pepper, toss well and turn of the heat.
7. Place the baguette slice in the broiler and toast it for few seconds.
8. Top each bread slices with the beet greens and drizzle some olive oil.

9. Serve the spicy beet green crostini hot.