Roasted Beets with Couscous & Greens

Roasted Beets with Couscous & Greens

Roasted Beets with Couscous & Greens is a delicious vegetable platter, or these components can make for easy side dishes. You can swap out the grains for quinoa, rice, or orzo and try using an assortment of greens. You may also substitute the beans for another protein such as chickpeas or tempeh.


Time: 35-40 minutes Serves: 3-4

Roasted Beets with Couscous & Greens

  • 3-4 large golden beets, peeled and sliced
  • 5-6 small turnips, sliced
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups beet greens, stems removed & chopped
  • 1 cup chard, stems removed & chopped
  • 2 cups kale, stems removed & chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar


  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 400ºF
  2. Then, prepare the beets and turnips and set them aside. Then prepare the onion, garlic, and bell pepper.
  3. Transfer the beets and turnips to a mixing bowl and toss lightly in olive oil with a dash of salt and pepper. Spread the beets and turnips out onto a baking tray and place in the oven, bake for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium stovetop pot, set heat to medium-high.
  5. Once hot, add a dash of olive oil and begin sautéeing the onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
  6. Cook together for 5-7 minutes, then add the vegetable broth, paprika, black pepper, and thyme.
  7. Bring the pot to boil. Once boiling, add in the couscous and beans, stirring well.
  8. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid, simmer for about 20 minutes or until the liquid is fully absorbed and the couscous is fluffy.
  9. Finally, prepare the greens and sauté in a medium skillet for about 5-7 minutes, mixing with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper until the greens are wilted.
  10. Serve the beets and turnips with the couscous and grains, and enjoy!

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