Trim the leaves from the beetroot, scrub the bulbs and wash the leaves. Boil the beetroot until tender (see opposite).
Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, add the beans and cook for 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into a bowl of cold water. Drain well. Add the beetroot leaves to the boiling water and cook for 3–5 minutes, o