I’m obsessed with natural food coloring for many years. We lived in Bali these days when I got this inspiration for food coloring. I remember it was a hot lazy day, I’m looked for something refreshing and got stuck near local warung (street food stall) where old lady served tropical smoothies, mixing colorful tropical fruits with condensed milk. The color of red pitaya smoothie blew my mind, it was so beautiful, intense and bright. And it was a natural coloring, that our mother nature gives us. I think I just was hungry for colors, before that moment I worked with black and white photography for about five years. It was so interesting to explore natural ingredients which could be used for food coloring. Aromatic pandan and turmeric, purple kumara, edible leaves of dracaena, spinach, matcha, beetroot, cuttlefish ink, annatto powder, dehydrated berries, and veggies. There are absolutely no limits for this research, nature gives us great opportunities.
I collected 10 my favorite colorful recipes in this post. Hope you will enjoy it.
Rainbow Veggie Burger from Scratch. Vegan, GF Recipe.
Healthy and delicious vegetable burger. Warm homemade spinach bun, firm and juicy purple sweet potato patty, spicy wasabi mayo and probiotic beetroot sauerkraut. Get the recipe here.
Homemade Spinach Gnocchi with Pea Pesto and Green Vegetables. Vegetarian Recipe.
Spinach potato gnocchi is a fun, and delicious dinner. This fresh and colorful spring gnocchi dish uses a combination of green vegetables available in spring/summer — asparagus, peas, and fresh basil. Learn how easy they are to make from scratch with this recipe.
Pretty Breakfast Taco. GF recipe.
Add more colors into your life with this colorful, healthy and delicious tacos. Homemade pink corn tortillas, tender and creamy scrambled eggs, melting in your mouth seasonal avocado, salty feta cheese, and refreshing vegetable salsa. The perfect meal for lazy weekend brunch. And so romantic! Get the recipe here.
Lemon, Poppy Seed, and Turmeric Doughnuts. Dairy-free, GF recipe.
These lemon and poppy seed doughnuts are so rich and moist you will want to make many batches. They are lighter than regular donuts, baked not fried, and so easy to make. Get the recipe here.
Pink sushi doughnut.
Impress your guest with this beautiful and delicious doughnut sushi. Decorate your sushi with most freshness and yummiest sushi toppings. Rich salmon, fatty sashimi tuna, crunchy tobiko, fresh cucumber, creamy avocado, and nutty sesame seeds. The pink adds a fun twist to your meal thanks to the secret ingredient, beet juice.
Eat them with chopsticks or just wrap using a nori sheet. Best served with a glass of chilled sparkling sake. The recipe you can find here.
Tri-Layer Matcha Panna Cotta. Vegan, GF Recipe.
If you’re a fan of Japanese desserts such as green tea ice cream, you’ll love this wonderful dessert.
I am obsessed with the green tea and chocolate flavor combination! The matcha has a light bitterness to it, similar to cacao, both of which are nicely offset by coconut and agave syrup sweetness. Matcha pairs well with vanilla too. Get the recipe here.
Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” Taco with Corn Salsa Served on Homemade Corn Tortilla. Vegan, GF recipe.
Delicious jackfruit cooked in rich Ethiopian sauce, juicy sweet corn salsa, creamy guacamole, and zingy lime, you’ll definitely be begging for more. Unlike traditional meat-based tacos, this jackfruit “pulled pork” taco recipe uses a much healthier protein.
Taking just a little extra time to make these green corn tortillas makes all the difference in your homemade tacos! Get the recipe here.
Chocolate Matcha Tart. Vegan, GF Recipe and Video.
When Japan meets France.
Enjoy a mouth-watering emerald color coconut matcha tart, sweet and creamy with a tad of bitterness of chocolate and green tea. Delicious! Get the recipe here.
Raw Vegan Raspberry Pitaya Chocolate Mousse Cake. Recipe and Video.
Melting in the mouth sweet and juicy mousse cake with dark chocolate drizzle. Healthy and flavorful dessert. Get the recipe here.
Beautiful Beetroot Hummus. Vegan, GF recipe.
Healthy beetroot hummus is a perfect luscious dip to pair with vegetables. Hummus is probably one of the best known Middle Eastern foods due to its popularity worldwide. Learn how to make it quick and easy. Get the recipe here.