Pride Month, which boasts more than a few activities and lectures—not to mention parades—across the country, is also represented by all things rainbow. And what does that mean for Plated, you ask? An excuse to eat all our summery meals in rainbow form, of course. From bright and bold crudité platters to dessert toppings, embrace Pride Month with these beautiful, colorful, and totally pride-tastic recipe ideas.
For your veggie fix, eat the rainbow in the form of a multi-colored slaw. Try one with snap peas, green and red cabbage, shredded carrots, and a Golden Delicious apple.
This one is kind of a given, but we still needed to throw it on this list. Start with raspberries, then orange slices, mangos, kiwi, blueberries, grapes, and slices of watermelon. Honestly, any and all fruits will work here—the more colorful, the better. Serve with equally bright ice cream on the side (and maybe some of the later-mentioned chocolate bark) for a spectrum of everything good.
Heirloom Tomato Salad
We love the multi-colored array of heirloom tomatoes available to us in the summer months. Slice up a variety of colors—red, green, yellow, marbled—and toss with a simple dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. For an added rainbow burst, throw in some fresh basil… and maybe a few slices of mozz if you’re in the mood.
Rainbow Potato Salad
Potatoes are one of our favorite colorful ingredients, and the many varieties make for a super bright (and highly delicious) summer cookout side. Make sure to pick up as many colors as you can find—just make sure to boil the purple potatoes separately! If you’re looking for a little more heft, add some scallion, red onion, and a mixture of colorful bell peppers.
Sprinkle a bevy of bright toppings like dried blueberries, pistachios, goji berries, and dried mango on top of your chocolate bark for a sweet treat that embraces the full color wheel. Use this recipe as a base.