Happy Pride! Whether you’re part of the LGBTQ community or a proud ally, June is a month-long celebration of living life to the fullest and embracing your authentic self. And what better way to celebrate than with a rainbow-themed and healthy (Fire Island season has officially arrived) dinner fit for a group of the most fabulous people you know? Nothing, that’s what. Because a love for food reminds us that, at the end of the day, we are all equal and want the same things: happy tastebuds and a full belly.
Scroll through for colorfully curated meal fit for a queen. Has ROYGBIV ever looked better? We think not.
The Entire Rainbow: Pride Popcorn
It has enough sugar to induce to a coma, but your guests will need something to nosh on before dinner. Just don’t set this near any of your white furniture. You’ll end up with a room inspired by Lisa Frank.
Yellow: Yellow Bicycle Cocktail
No Pride party is complete without a stiff cocktail. Since we gays find any excuse to down a bottle of prosecco, this citrusy drink with chartreuse and a witty name more than delivers. Get our Yellow Bicycle Cocktail recipe.
Red: Classic Tomato Soup
Frankly, chicken noodle gets way too much attention. Can you dip a grilled cheese sandwich into chicken noodle soup? Well, sure. But will it taste as delicious as classic tomato? Absolutely not. This is not the time to offer anything less than the best. You’ve been forewarned. Get our Classic Tomato Soup recipe.
Purple: Ruby Salad with Crumbled Feta and Spicy Pepitas
If there’s one color in the rainbow that you shouldn’t eff up, it’s purple. You’ll be safe with this cabbage-based salad with salty feta and spicy pumpkin seeds. In fact, you (and this dish) may just be the star. Get the recipe.
Green: Sautéed Broccoli Rabe
Everyone loves a little bitterness (or shade, as we like to call it). And since broccoli rabe is one of our favorite bitter vegetables, it fits in with this meal quite thematically. Toss it in garlic and olive oil for a healthy side that will have you saying “oh, guuuuurrrrl.” Get our Sautéed Broccoli Rabe recipe.
Orange: Orange Rosemary Glazed Salmon
It’s hard to mess up a good salmon filet. The versatile fish is tops when it comes to a heart-healthy dinner. Be sure to go easy on the orange, though. You don’t want this to turn into a vitamin C mess. Get the recipe.
Blue: Paleo Blueberry Cheesecake
Dessert during speedo season? Blasphemy! Just kidding (kind of). We encourage dessert at all times over here at Chowhound, so get your sugar on with this healthy upgrade of a decadent classic. It may just be too pretty to eat. Get the recipe.
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