Rainbow Recipes

Here’s my take on the Rainbow and some recipes showcasing each color:


Cranberry & Orange Ginger Mango Chutney

Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables (vegan, GF)


Stovetop Hot Pepper Jelly

Raw Taco Nut “Meat” (vegan, GF) – One of the best raw vegan recipes in my entire archives and it takes 30 seconds to make. Use it in wraps, over salads, or eat by itself.

30 seconds later


Orange PushUp Smoothie (GF with vegan option)

“Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip (vegan, GF)

Caramel Pumpkin Whip Dip (GF)

Sweet Potato Graham Cracker “French Toast” Sticks


Creamy Cookie Butter White Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Pineapple Banana and Coconut Cream Smoothie

Peach Banana Colada Smoothie


Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries (with a vegan option)

Cheater’s Guacamole (Vegan, GF) – 3 minute recipe

Tempeh and Cucumbers on a Stick with Brown Sugar Balsamic Reduction Dip (Vegan, GF option)

Raw Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon & Herb Dressing (Raw, Vegan, GF)

Cheezy Kale Chips (Raw, Vegan, GF) – Bake them if you don’t have a dehydrator

Spicy Baked Eggs and Hash Brown Casserole (GF)

Vanilla Avocado Banana Smoothie in a Bowl

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream (Raw, Vegan, GF) – You cannot “taste” the avocado. Trust me on this one; rich, creamy, sweet, and very ice cream-like.


Ginger Roasted Tri-Color Potatoes

Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes (vegan, GF)


Blueberry Streusel Muffins (vegan, GF)


Purple Rain Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Recovery Smoothie

What’s your favorite color of the rainbow to eat?

Feel free to link up any great, rainbow bright and colorful recipes you make. I love rich, intense, and vibrant-colored food.

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Have a great weekend!


  1. Love the cheezy dip. A few years back, I went raw vegan for about three months and cheese was my biggest issue. I was living in the San Francisco Bay area and found this great cashew cheese sauce at Cafe Gratitude that was absolutely the bomb. I tried several recipes but was never able to successfully replicate it; however, I did taste some good cheeze dip during my trials. Thx for the stroll down memory lane!

  2. What a roundup…I love colorful food! I think red is probably my favorite color to eat. At least today it is, strawberries are so good right now!

  3. Love seeing all these colors – I think the greens and yellows are my fave to look at. That and when you do pinks. They always look so vibrant. As for favorite color to eat…probably green.

  4. Favorite color of the rainbow to eat = green, as in guacamole

    Favorite color from this post = lavender, as in Blueberry Banana Recovery Shake

    First color that made me drool today = orange, as in Spicy Doritos Cheezy Dip

    Never heard of Nooch before, but it will be happening in my kitchen SOON.

  5. I eat lots of greens, but I love the red visuals!

  6. have a wonderful weekend!
    love that stovetop pepper jelly!

  7. Fun post!! Your photography and food is just so beautiful!

  8. The avocado banana ice cream sounds good right about now…all of these recipes seem more likely for me to make than one of those rainbow cakes I keep seeing, want to make, but am afraid will turn into some kind of blob.

  9. I prefer recipes with multiple colors, they are so pretty!

  10. I love this post! I’ve heard before how important it is to eat things (fruit and vegetables, mostly, I think) of every colour to get a good balance in your life/diet (and probably to keep from being bored!) – if I could eat all of these things to accomplish that I’d be pretty darn happy!

  11. Rainbow smoothies in fun-size glasses! Perfect for appetizers or a little refreshment by the pool!

  12. Love the rainbow theme of the recipe round up! It’s hard to pick a favorite color to eat, but my impulse answer is red because it’s probably my favorite color. Red bell peppers and apples come to mind.

  13. I haven’t made these yet, but they are on the agenda for my SIL’s wedding shower – rainbow jello shots (near the bottom of the post).


  14. Food can be so darn pretty! I still need to try that Sweet Potato Graham Cracker “French Toast” Sticks!!

  15. Oh, what a great idea and fun post! Eat the rainbow! :-D

  16. I love orange foods!!! Sweet taters, carrots, and mango!

  17. A very pretty roundup! Picking one color is difficult. I make tomato sauce frequently, so perhaps red. But I also really love citrus, so maybe yellow or orange? And who could forget about green?! Arugula, ramps, butter lettuce, avocado, green tomatoes, asparagus, limes. The choices!

  18. lately its all been green, yellow and orange for me. kale, brussels, sweet potatoes, and eggs!

  19. Yum! Violet was my favorite group. I just love my purples!
    Thinking of all the colors I ate today, I think I’m having a yellow day – bananas, pineapple, turmeric rice, yam, eggs.

  20. Makes me want to taste the rainbow… :-)

  21. Well, the springtime pumpkin week I’ve been doing on Scrumptious Gruel has been delightfully orange, but I am a huge fan of purple, an realized I think I only have this lavender concoction:
    And Okinawa purple sweet potatoes: https://scrumptiousgruel.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/purple-ftw/
    To represent this love, so I better get cracking on some new purple dishes. I really liked this post, it’s fun I have multicolored foods…

  22. I made some compost cookies today. Oats, mini Andes and Hershey bars, leftover crushed up sugar cookies, and a package of almonds and crunchy noodle things that came in a salad kit. Kinda sounds horrific but….they’re good and I had fun cleaning out my pantry!

    • Sounds like a very productive pantry cleanout! Did you use the overall dough base that I gave in this recipe or did you make another dough? How big did you portion them, i.e. 1/3 cup of dough per cookie like the compost cookie recipe or a more modest amount? Would love to know what dough recipe you used and if it was mine, thoughts?

    • Ok–here is the lowdown. I followed your recipe almost exactly. I didn’t have any karo so I don’t know how that may have affected the dough. I made 14 cookies and I only did the 1 hr min. refrigeration. I also shortened the baking time to approx 12-13 min since they were smaller–I just kept an eye on the edges. Next time I try it, I’ll refrigerate at least overnight and make sure I have some karo to add and see if there is any difference.

  23. This is a fascinating question and one that I haven’t really considered when I am choosing what I want to eat. That is, what colors do I crave? But when I think about it, I go for:

    1) Green: love me my green smoothie, zucchini pasta, kale chips and salad of any kind
    2) White: coconut water (frozen, of course), anything white chocolate
    3) Blue: blueberries in muffins, oatmeal, bread, pancakes
    4) Red: tomatoes, sliced up or over my zucchini pasta, strawberry jam or fresh
    5) Yellow: banana bread, muffins, pancakes, ice cream and NOOCH! :-)

    Now I am craving one of these:


    Yes, please! :-)

  24. I like .. erm.. brown things. Chocolate, nut butter. Does that count?

  25. I love all the colors!!!
    I like having green, it looks refreshing and beautiful. And it’s usually good for you :) The smoothie looks amazing… :P

  26. So many great recipes to choose from, I will probably start with the kale chips!

  27. Averie, those colors talk Summer to me! Brilliant! I was thinking of you when I made some spicy jam, come see it. :)

  28. love the rainbow! i still need to try that faux taco meat! i drool everytime you post it.

  29. This makes me want to eat every color of the rainbow!!

  30. Green is my favourite colour to eat!

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