Sauteed Fiddleheads and Beets

Paleo Beets and Fiddleheads - Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best.  Especially when you are hungry, and pressed for time.  I adore fiddleheads, they are in the fern family; little baby ferns.  But they can be expensive and hard to find.  Feel free to substitute another vegetable, or double the beets!

Sauteed Fiddleheads and Beets
Simple, quick, easy.
Recipe type: side
  • 8-10 beets (save tops to use for salads or in place of Swiss chard, or sauté!)
  • 8-10 fiddleheads, washed and husks or brown spots removed
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee
  • ⅓ cup water
  1. Place beets and half the water in a pan over medium heat, bring to a simmer, cover and let steam 7 or 8 minutes.
  2. Drop 1 tbsp. butter into pan and cover again for just 1 minute.
  3. Stir in fiddleheads and the remaining water, cover and let steam 5 or 6 min.
  4. Drop the remaining butter in and cover again for 2 or 3 min.
  5. Stir to coat veggies with butter and serve.

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