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

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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.

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No beige here.
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.

Pretty Radish and Broccoli Slaw

Pretty Radish and Broccoli Slaw by Bevi

Pickled Watermelon Radishes

Pickled Watermelon Radishes by Alexandra Stafford

Radish Top Aioli

Radish Top Aioli by inpatskitchen

Engin Atkin's Turkish Radish and Herb Salad (Anatolian Gypsy Salad)

Engin Atkin's Turkish Radish and Herb Salad (Anatolian Gy... by Genius Recipes

Beet, Orange, and Black Olive Salad
Beet, Orange, and Black Olive Salad
Beet Casunsei

Beet Casunsei by Sara Jenkins

Roasted Beet Soup with Beet Green Polenta Croutons

Roasted Beet Soup with Beet Green Polenta Croutons by savorthis

Moroccan-Style Roasted Beets, Carrots & Turnips

Moroccan-Style Roasted Beets, Carrots & Turnips by Sara Jenkins

Beet Kvass

Beet Kvass by Jess Armantrout Bitting

Colorful Carrots with Butter and Honey

Colorful Carrots with Butter and Honey by AliceWaters

Rutabaga à la Greque

Rutabaga à la Greque by Marian Bull

Crunchy Celery, Radish and Turnip Salad-Slaw in Blue Cheese Sauce

Crunchy Celery, Radish and Turnip Salad-Slaw in Blue Chee... by Kukla

Bagna Cauda Salad

Bagna Cauda Salad by Amanda Hesser

Spiced Beet Salad with Citrus-Ginger Dressing

Spiced Beet Salad with Citrus-Ginger Dressing by Ali Slagle

Quinoa with Roasted Beets and Pear

Quinoa with Roasted Beets and Pear by Kendra Vaculin

Fields of Green Tarte Tatin

Fields of Green Tarte Tatin by inpatskitchen

A Medley of Roasted Potatoes with Homemade Za'atar & Aleppo Pepper

A Medley of Roasted Potatoes with Homemade Za'atar & Alep... by onetribegourmet

Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette

Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette by Shannon

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Chimichurri Sauce

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Chimichurri Sauce by hardlikearmour

Leaves

Swiss chard, red kale, cabbage, and radicchio.

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Waverley Root's Agrigento Red Cabbage with Black Olives and Capers
Waverley Root's Agrigento Red Cabbage with Black Olives and Capers
Fergus Henderson's Red Salad

Fergus Henderson's Red Salad by Genius Recipes

Wintery Braised Red Cabbage, Plus Some Jelly

Wintery Braised Red Cabbage, Plus Some Jelly by Nicholas Day

Charred Radicchio Wedge Salad

Charred Radicchio Wedge Salad by EmilyC

Bon Appétit's Radicchio Salad with Sourdough Dressing

Bon Appétit's Radicchio Salad with Sourdough Dressing by Genius Recipes

Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette

Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes

Risotto al Radicchio

Risotto al Radicchio by Emiko

Swiss Chard Agrodolce

Swiss Chard Agrodolce by Meatballs&Milkshakes

Buckwheat Crepes with Brie + Honey Sauteed Swiss Chard

Buckwheat Crepes with Brie + Honey Sauteed Swiss Chard by CarolineWright

Fruits

Blood oranges and pomegranates.

Pomegranate Flank Steak
Pomegranate Flank Steak
Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

Chocolate Pomegranate Bark by Alice Medrich

Roasted Broccoli with Cauliflower, Pomegranates & Tahini

Roasted Broccoli with Cauliflower, Pomegranates & Tahini by Jodi Moreno

Blood Orange Salad with Olives

Blood Orange Salad with Olives by Amanda Hesser

Blood Orange, Roasted Root Vegetable, and Barley Salad

Blood Orange, Roasted Root Vegetable, and Barley Salad by EatSimplyEatWell

Salt Crusted Whole Fish with Blood Oranges

Salt Crusted Whole Fish with Blood Oranges by Aliwaks

Feta Frozen Yogurt with Blood Orange and Mint Granita!

Feta Frozen Yogurt with Blood Orange and Mint Granita! by Helenthenanny

Triple Pomegranate Smoothie

Triple Pomegranate Smoothie by EmilyC

Winter Fruit Salad in Ginger Lime Syrup

Winter Fruit Salad in Ginger Lime Syrup by Ali Slagle

Alliums

Red onions and shallots.

Crostini with Duck Breast and Red Onion Jam
Crostini with Duck Breast and Red Onion Jam
Red Onion Tarte Tatin

Red Onion Tarte Tatin by Skye | From My Dining Table

Toasted Goat Cheese Crostini with Basil and Red Onion Jam

Toasted Goat Cheese Crostini with Basil and Red Onion Jam by Merrill Stubbs

Roasted Broccoli and Red Onions with Caramelized Shallots and Aioli

Roasted Broccoli and Red Onions with Caramelized Shallots... by Elizabeth Stark

Cabbage and Red Onion Slaw

Cabbage and Red Onion Slaw by Alexandra Stafford

Go all-out purple

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

Grey Swirl Glass Cake Stand

Grey Swirl Glass Cake Stand

From $39
Food52 Serving Platter, by Jono Pandolfi

Food52 Serving Platter, by Jono Pandolfi

$125
Round End Grain Cutting Board

Round End Grain Cutting Board

$145
Marble & Metal Serving Board

Marble & Metal Serving Board

From $130
Maple Hanging Cutting Board

Maple Hanging Cutting Board

$160
Stackable Steel Basket

Stackable Steel Basket

$30
Opinel Essential Kitchen Knives Set

Opinel Essential Kitchen Knives Set

From $39
Veg Tanned Leather Coasters (Set of 4)

Veg Tanned Leather Coasters (Set of 4)

$26
Reusable Produce Bags

Reusable Produce Bags

From $40
Magnetic Wood Knife Block

Magnetic Wood Knife Block

$120