Spicy Beet-Green Crostini Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chile pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 12 ounces beet greens or Swiss chard, trimmed, and cut into in ¼-inch strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 baguette, cut on a bias into ¼-inch-thick slices

Step by Step

  1. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over high heat. Add the oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute. Add the beet greens and sauté for 4-5 minutes until all the juices have evaporated and the greens turn dark green, tossing from time to time. Add the salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste. Toss well and remove from heat.
  2. Preheat the broiler. Toast the bread under the broiler on each side until golden and crispy. Top each bread slice with a small mound of beet greens and drizzle with a little olive oil. Set 2 crostini on an individual plate and serve warm.

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