Beets + Greens Dilla (sounds weird but tastes amaze FOR REAL)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ok first of all let me get this off my chest: there are a lot of confessions wrapped in this quesadilla.

  1. I may or may not have played accomplice after my friend's wedding, egging her on to open a wedding gift when her husband wasn't there and to tell him we didn't realize it was a wedding gift
  2. It may or may not have been a really really sweet book from his sister, that included all of their family's favorite recipes (yes we were feeling super guilty at this point)
  3. I may or may not have taken a picture of a recipe to try
  4. This is that recipe with some of my own little touches
  5. I don't think the married couple has even tried it.
  6. At first I couldn't stop laughing at the name "beet quesadilla" because I picture a quesadilla full of these guys:

Servings: 4 quesadillas
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

  • 2 medium sized beets, unpeeled and sliced thin
  • Beet stems (I cut off below the leaf and chopped it up)
  • 1/2 can black beans, drained
  • 1.5 Cup of greens (I removed beet greens from the stems and used kale removed from the stems), sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • Goat Cheese (to taste)
  • Tortillas (I always eat Ezekiel)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Heat coconut oil in a frying pan. Add the onions, beets and stems over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Next add the garlic, beans, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley and greens and mix well over the medium heat for about 5-7  minutes (still stirring constantly). 

Heap the mixture onto the quesadillas and add goat cheese to taste. I can't even believe how much I liked these! Harrison thinks he hates beets (surprise!) but even liked this!

Ok so I am newly really into beets so  question: What are other good ways to eat beets?


  1. Im not the biggest fan of beets but still looks yummy!!!

  2. YUM. that looks like what we call beetroot, yum yum yum!

  3. Never tried a beet...may have to add it to my list of things to try!!

  4. I am still trying to learn to love beets. Eck! I do want to try this recipe though and see if this helps encourage my love for them!

  5. I just saw a japanese pickled beet recipe online.

    Something like rice vinegar, shopped beets, and minced plums.. Thrown into a jar and sealed?

    Look it up.. I'm sure I'm close.. But, it sounded super tasty!

    As does this..
    I may have to try this too!

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  7. I like roasted beets! I also had a beet salad where they poached the beets and made a dressing of orange juice and balsamic vinegar. Super tasty, especially with goat cheese :)

  8. Ooooooooooh Eeeeeeeeeee oooooooooh!!! KILLER TOFU!!!!!!!

  9. This looks yummy...but I am going to be honest....I am a little scared of beets. Always have been and I don't know why?!?!

    OMG DOUG!!!!!

  10. Looks awesome and love that you used goat cheese! I've also shied away from cooking with beets but I love the creativity behind this recipe! Thank you also for linking up!

  11. Ahhhh I miss watching Doug! This looks amazing and something I'd definitely like to try. Thanks for linking up :)

  12. I never would have thought to put beets in a quesadilla! Brilliant! By "goat cheese to taste" does that mean I'm good to slather it on? Cause I plan on doing just that. I'm a goat cheese fiend. Doug reminds me of being a kid and Saturday morning cartoons....good memories :)

  13. You're right, this sounds crazy weird... But I can't knock it until I try it. I'm not a huge fan of beets, but my husband makes them with balsamic vinegar, bacon, onions and sugar, and they're really quite good.
    As for your confessions- At least something awesome came from it!! ;)
    Thanks for linking up with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!!

  14. I love beets in salad (especially really dark, leafy greens) with goat cheese and feta. I've also used them in smoothies and red velvet-inspired recipes for coloring.

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