Our 20 Most Colorful Recipes to Make With Fresh Summer Fruits and Veggies
Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is absolutely essential to a healthy, well-rounded diet. Also, there's just something undeniably "happy" about a plate of vivid red, purple, green, and yellow foods. This rainbow-inspired collection of our most colorful recipes with summer produce is guaranteed to brighten even the rainiest of days.
Purple Cabbage Salad
Fresh or canned Mandarin oranges add sweetness and bright flavor to this stunning shredded red cabbage salad. If you want to go the extra mile, toast your pine nuts before sprinkling them in.
Perfect Summer Fruit Salad
Take classic fruit salad up a notch with a sweet, fruity sauce made with orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, citrus zest, and a touch of vanilla extract. Allow ample time for the flavors to fully meld.
Insalata Caprese II
Raw Corn Salad
Radish Top Soup
Raw radish greens are blended with potatoes, onions, butter, chicken broth, and heavy cream in this smooth soup recipe. Top with sliced radishes for an extra burst of color.
Greek-Inspired Snack Board
Greek Watermelon Pizza
This sweet and salty "pizza" (made with sliced watermelon, feta cheese, diced tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and fresh mint) makes a delicious summertime appetizer or light lunch.
Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Pasta
Zucchini noodles (zoodles, if you will) provide the perfect bed for pan-fried chicken breast, marinara sauce, and cheese in this low-carb twist on chicken Parm.
Heirloom Tomato Tart with Pesto and Mozzarella
Vegan Green Bean, Tomato, and Basil Sheet Pan Dinner
Use garden fresh veggies to make this colorful, quick, and easy sheet pan dinner recipe. Add chicken or sausage if you're in the mood for heartier fare.
Fruit Galore Sponge Cake
You can assemble this fruity rainbow-inspired sponge cake in just 15 minutes with five easy-to-find ingredients, so it's the perfect last-minute summertime dessert.
Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
Green Glow Smoothie Bowl
Healthy Berry and Spinach Smoothie
Sneak in some vitamin-packed green veggies with this smoothie made with just five healthy ingredients: berries, yogurt, orange juice, fresh spinach, and strawberries.
Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Mint-Dill Vinaigrette
Creamy Asparagus and Peas Pasta
Fresh peas and asparagus add a welcome pop of flavor and color to this comforting and creamy fettuccine pasta, packed with bacon and topped with an Italian cheese blend.
Mango-Tajin Ice Pops
A tablespoon of chile-lime seasoning gives these sweet mango-lime ice pops a subtly spicy kick. You'll need a good mold to make this recipe, so check out our round-up of the 10 Best Popsicle Molds to Keep You Cool All Summer Long.
Perfect Lemon Curd
This sweet and tart lemon curd (made with just lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, eggs, and butter) looks and tastes like pure sunshine. Pair it with tea and scones for a perfectly English snack.
Meyer Lemon Avocado Toast
Brighten up your standard avocado toast with a bright burst of citrus flavor, thanks to lemon juice and zest. A pinch of cayenne adds a slight kick, while chia seeds provide welcome crunch.