Looking for a playful new way to celebrate Pride Month? Mark the occasion with a wide variety of delicious rainbow-hued recipes. From savoury mains to eye-popping cakes and chewy cookies, these bold and beautiful Pride Month recipes will become annual favourites.
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Rainbow Crepe Cake
Between the 24 layers of soft crepes and the fluffy light whipped cream filling, we simply can’t get enough of this decadent rainbow-inspired cake. Although it looks a little intimidating at first, once you’ve mastered making the crepes, the stacking part will come easily (we promise!). Feeling inspired? Learn more about the LGBTQ+ terms you keep hearing.
Summer Rainbow Ratatouille
This ratatouille might look like an intimidating dish, but it’s a simple veggie stew made with colourful tomato, zucchini, eggplant, summer squash, and fragrant herbs baked in a cast-iron skillet or casserole dish until soft and bubbling. It’s a delightful, veggie-forward way to eat the rainbow.
White Chocolate Funfetti Cookies
Crispy edges meets perfectly chewy insides with this mouth-watering white chocolate cookie recipe. The genius addition of colourful sprinkles promises a celebratory rainbow with each and every bite.
Colourful Chana Chaat (Spiced Chickpea Salad)
Made with a rainbow of ingredients that result in spicy, sweet, tangy, creamy and crunchy flavours and textures in each bite, you’re going to fall in love with this Indian classic! For a fun twist, serve the chana chaat over crunchy Indian pita chips called namak para. Yum!
Confetti Sheet Cake with Pastel Frosting
This stunning pastel sheet cake is the silky-sweet love child of Swiss meringue buttercream and whipped cream. In addition to being melt-in-your-mouth delicious, the addition of bold rainbow sprinkles elevates it to the next level in Pride Month-worthy desserts. Find more beautiful cake recipes to bake.
Spicy Jerk Shrimp Larb
A fusion of classic Thai and Jamaican dishes, this tasty recipe coats juicy shrimp in a tangy jerk sauce for the perfect bite. Served atop crunchy Boston lettuce, it’s the perfect dish to add to your rainbow repertoire.
Candy-Filled Piñata Cake
With its buttercream finish and sprinkle topping, this cake is as delicious as it is stunning. The real party, however, is the inside! (And it’s a lot easier to whip up than it looks, we promise!).
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Easy Rainbow Gumdrop Nougat
Gumdrop nougat is the perfect no-bake recipe. Inspired by Italian torrone, this retro recipe uses mini marshmallows, white chocolate chips and butter to create a shortcut nougat base. Rainbow gumdrops are quickly folded into the soft mixture which, once cooled, is sliced into colourful, terrazzo-esque squares. These chewy treats also make a wonderful Pride host gift!
Plum and Radicchio Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing
This bright salad is full of flavourful Mediterranean ingredients like bitter radicchio, tart plums, crunchy walnuts, and creamy yogurt. Mint adds another layer of flavour to this special salad and helps to soothe the gut.
Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Pastry
It’s fate that Pride Month also falls during the height of rhubarb season. Get your bake on with this homemade strawberry rhubarb cheesecake pastry pockets that will also conjure up fond memories of a certain childhood treat.
Rainbow No-Bake Cheesecake
What better way to celebrate Pride than with a gorgeous, low-maintenance dessert? Pretty rainbow-inspired pastels take centre stage with this light, airy, mousse-like cheesecake recipe. If you can’t bear to turn on your oven in the sweltering summer heat, the refreshing strawberries, mangoes and zesty limes will make this dessert a real winner.
Halloumi Burgers and Rainbow Veggie Slaw
If you’re looking for the perfect vegetarian burger, this is it. Pairing it with a fresh, colourful slaw that’s loaded with vibrant herbs brings out a symphony of complex flavours and textures. Bonus: the rainbow bright colours of the salad make this vegetarian dinner even more inviting.
Brioche French Toast
Have you ever seen a prettier take on French toast? Colourful berries, edible flowers and mint atop a bed of citrusy curd give this sweet breakfast dish a gorgeous rainbow topping that’s seriously gourmet and perfect for a boozy Pride brunch at home.
Vibrant Rainbow Latkes
While latkes are a perfect Hanukkah food, this recipe calls for beet, sweet potato, carrot, zucchini and blue potato, creating the ultimate savoury rainbow platter.
A Hearty and Nourishing Salad
This colourful salad is loaded with everything you need to feel your best after a long day of Pride partying! Fresh arugula, sprouts and radish give this salad tons of bright life, phytonutrients and fiber to support your digestion. Sauerkraut is a great way to give your gut even more love, and hemp seeds, almonds and avocado will provide your body with nourishing, healthy fats to support your hormones. Millet is a light, gluten free grain and paired with chickpeas provides protein to keep your blood sugar stable.
Confetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Squares
Fluffy frosting and celebratory rainbow sprinkles come together to make a scrumptious dessert you won’t soon forget. They’ll be gobbled up in no time.
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