40 Bright Recipes for Purple Produce Season (What Beige?)

February  3, 2017

Yeah, that's right—there's more than just potatoes at the farmers market right now (yeah, that's also right: There's a good chance your market is still boogying in the winter.)

In our weekend shopping, we found all these purple (and purple adjacent) foods: beets, carrots, rutabaga, kohlrabi, radishes, turnips, Swiss chard, kale, cabbage, radicchio, red onions, shallots, blood oranges, pomegranates, purple potatoes, and purple yams.

No beige here. Photo by James Ransom

Here's how to eat the rainbow's deepest, most vibrant color all winter long:

Roots, so many roots

Blue potatoes, purple yams, beets, purple carrots, rutabaga, kohlrabi, radishes, and turnips.


Swiss chard, red kale, cabbage, and radicchio.


Blood oranges and pomegranates.


Red onions and shallots.

Go all-out purple

To keep this purple parade going, here are the cutting boards, platters, and pans to make it all happen.

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