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Roasted Red Beets & Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Golden Beets and Purple Potatoes

  • Author: wellnesssleuth


If you haven’t tried purple potatoes, you’re in for a real treat. These gorgeous culinary treasures are native to South America where they have long been cherished for their delicious flavor, disease resistance, and ability to survive in harsh environments. Unlike most white-fleshed varieties, purple potatoes also pack a powerful nutritional punch due to their significant concentration of antioxidants and high fiber content.




3 purple potatoes, peeled and cut into ½” slices

2 large golden beets, peeled and cut into ½” slices
2 T. extra virgin olive oil

1 T. citrus (or kosher) salt

8-10 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed and stems discarded (optional)




  1. Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat™ baking mat. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the sliced potatoes and beets with the olive oil. Transfer the vegetables to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer without overcrowding.

  3. Sprinkle with citrus (or kosher) salt and thyme leaves and place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven. Roast for 15 minutes, then turn the vegetables. Return to oven and roast another 10-15 minutes or until beets and potatoes are golden brown and fork tender.

  4. Remove from oven and cool slightly before handling. Remove browned potato skins to reveal the gorgeous color underneath. Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces, if desired. Serve immediately as a vibrant side dish or add to a mixed green salad for a bold splash of color. Enjoy!


For this recipe, dark purple potatoes and rich golden beets are combined for a truly regal 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 is still 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!

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