Beet Green Pie

by Edward Daniel
Caption of Beet Green Pie. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Beet Green Pie is a quick and easy recipe to put together. It also assists with using those beetroot tops which normally get discarded. Highly nourishing and luscious this Beet Green Pie will assist in our attempts towards a wholefood diet.

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Caption of Beet Green Pie. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 75g pumpkin seeds
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2tbs olive oil
  • 500g beet greens (beetroot leaves and stems)
  • 50g olive oil
  • 10g nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 250g Yufka Turkish pastry leaves


  1. Soak the pumpkin seeds in filtered water about 30 minutes. Drain, place in baking dish with the garlic and coat with olive oil
  2. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 180 degrees Celsius or if you have a fan oven 160 degrees Celsius.
  3. Bake the pumpkin seeds for about 10 minutes, and remove. Leave the garlic to roast for a further 10 minutes. Set to one side.
  4. In a blender, place the beet greens with the peeled garlic and half the pumpkin seeds, 50g olive oil, nutritional yeast. Whizz. Remove the beet green mixture and place in a mixing bowl with the remaining pumpkin seeds and season to taste.
  5. Line a small baking dish with oil and then with three or four sheets of the Yufka leaves. Ladle in some of the beet greens and alternate between the Yufka leaves and beet greens. Cover the Yufka leaves and glaze with oil.
  6. Bake the pie in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  7. Serve warm as a main or side.


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