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Roasted vegetables are a real treat and a perfect comfort food during the cooler months. If you haven’t tried purple potatoes, this is your chance!. This recipe is another classic from my new recipe book, the Fall & Winter Comforts Cookbook.

As a bonus, the purple potatoes used in this roasted vegetable recipe also pack a powerful nutritional punch — due to their significant concentration of antioxidants and higher fiber content.

The colors of dark purple potatoes are combined with rich golden beets for a truly regal-looking effect. It should be noted, however, that the exposed potato flesh turns brown while roasting. For best visual results, slice the vegetables at least ½” thick and carefully remove the browned outer skins before serving. (Don’t discard! The crispy browned layer tastes delicious).

This extra step takes a little more time, but you will be rewarded with a vibrant purple hue that will elevate your salads or side dishes from basic to extraordinary.  You will LOVE these roasted vegetables!

Ingredients:

  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 3 purple potatoes, peeled and cut into ½” slices
  • 2 large golden beets, peeled and cut into ½” slices
  • 1 T. citrus salt*
  • 8-10 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed and stems discarded (optional)

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a glass bowl, toss the sliced potatoes and beets with the olive oil.

Arrange coated vegetable slices in a single layer, leaving space between them. Sprinkle with citrus salt* and thyme leaves. Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and roast about 15 minutes before turning. Continue baking another 10-15 minutes or until beets and potatoes are fork tender.  [*Note: Get citrus salt here.]

Remove from oven and allow to cool before handling. Remove browned potato skins before serving to reveal the gorgeous color underneath.

Serve as a side dish or add to your favorite mixed green salad for a bold splash of color. (I suggest the Marinated Strip Steak Salad, featured in another post.)

If you’d like access to the entire cookbook, you can find it as a part of this Black Friday/Cyber Monday Bundle.

Also, check out Healthimom’s other recipe book, full of tried-and-true favorites, on this page.