31 Pink Foods That are Naturally Picture Perfect

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Whether you want to throw a pink party or are simply a huge fan of the color, there are hundreds of pink foods to choose from! Thankfully, plenty of foods are naturally pink.

So you won’t have to break out the food coloring too often. If you’re stumped for ideas and need inspiration, check out this list of thirty-one delicious food ideas that are pretty in pink!

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What Foods Are Pink in Color?

Four chemicals give foods their natural color.

Carotenoids give red or orange. Chlorophyll gives green. Turmeric gives yellow. Finally, anthocyanins are responsible for reds, blues, pinks, and purples. It’s that last category that we’re focusing on here.

Many foods have anthocyanins, meaning they’re naturally pink or purple. Some examples include:

  • Red cabbage
  • Berries
  • Grapes
  • Beets
  • Currants
  • Even some tropical fruits!

What Do You Serve at a Pink Party?

Color aside, the food you serve at a pink party should follow the same basic rules of thumb as other parties. First of all, any dishes you pick should be crowd-pleasers.

That way, everyone can enjoy them. Secondly, they should be pretty simple to make in larger numbers. This helps you keep your guests fed without spending all night in the kitchen.

And finally, it should look and taste delicious! The vibrant pink color of the food will go a long way toward making it look tasty. All that’s left to do is make sure it tastes as good as it seems.

Delicious Pink Food Ideas

With these thirty-one ideas for delicious pink foods, you can cater a party of any kind. Some of these recipes use naturally-colored foods, while others use food coloring.

So, there are plenty of options for the best pink foods! Let’s dive in.

1. Strawberry Protein Overnight Oats

strawberry protein overnight oats

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First on the list is one of my favorite pink recipes: strawberry protein overnight oats. These oats are super easy to make the night before.

Save yourself time by preparing these the day before your pink baby shower or party.

The soft pink color and vibrant sweet flavor are so addictive.

2. Dragon Fruit Smoothie

dragon fruit smoothie

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These dragon fruit smoothies are a great way to take care of party drinks. On top of that, they’re super good for you! Try these as dragon fruit bowls too!

3. Healthy Cherry Garcia

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Try making luxury cherry Garcia ice creams with a sweet taste that all your guests can enjoy guilt-free next time!

This is a healthy method that uses naturally pink-hued items like summer cherries and is packed with powerful antioxidants.

4. Pickled Radishes

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These pickled radishes with a dark pink skin are a delicious garnish on any savory meal.

These pink vegetables have a a tart vinegar flavor that’s perfect for cutting through rich foods.

5. Cream Cheese Heart Mints

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This recipe is for you if you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day-themed party! These cream cheese heart mints are adorable and super easy to make.

You only need five ingredients to make these pink cheese mints.

The cute heart mints make great party favors.

6. Strawberry Ice Cream

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Kick things up a notch with homemade fresh strawberry ice cream to blow your guests’ minds at the next special occasion!

This recipe uses an ice cream churner to achieve a smooth buttery texture. However, if you don’t own a churn, there are plenty of no-churn recipes.

7. Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad

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Next is a unique dessert that will stand out on the buffet table.

Every bite of this tasty salad is packed with different textures and tastes. Fresh strawberries, marshmallows, and even Jello all make an appearance.

8. Beet Hummus

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While beets are usually dark purple or red, blending them with the hummus makes them bright pink. It also adds a beautiful sweetness to the nutty hummus that’s tough to beat.

This would make one of the best healthy thanksgiving appetizers.

9. Vegan Strawberry Frosting

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This recipe is for you if you’re not a fan of pink food coloring in your frosting. This dye-free frosting is delicious, smooth, and happens to be vegan!

You only need five ingredients to create this tasty treat.

10. No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Source: veronikaskitchen.com

One of my favorite desserts to make for parties is a no-bake cheesecake. They’re super simple and don’t require any baking.

They’re ideal for making in advance because you can let them set overnight. This fantastic recipe uses strawberries to create blushing cheesecake bars.

11. Strawberry Crinkle Cookies

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Crinkle cookies are a staple of parties and potlucks everywhere. The chewy texture and sweet, soft core are so delicious.

Made with four ingredients, these are super affordable and easy to create. Have your cookies ready to go in less than thirty minutes.

12. Beet Gnocchi

beet gnocchi

Source: carolinescooking.com

The gnocchi are light and fluffy but packed with rich beet flavor.

You can serve these as a side dish on their own. Or make a delicious pink sauce to go with them and serve it as your main course.

This gnocchi is one of the best healthy fall recipes!

13. Sakura Cherry Blossom Syrup

sakura cherry blossom syrup

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Featuring real cherry blossoms soaked in syrup, this is a base for a drink that tastes as good as it looks.

Picture cherry blossoms floating gently on top of all the drinks at your party. They’re so pretty, perfect for a springtime party outside with your friends.

14. Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

healthy strawberry banana smoothie

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This healthy strawberry banana smoothie has classic flavors and a reddish-pink color.

You can make much of it at once, so it’s great for keeping party guests happy. Best of all, the ingredients are affordable.

You’ll love this healthy summer recipe.

15. Vegan Caviar

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Are you searching for unique appetizers to wow your guests with? These vegan caviar crackers are out of this world! Using beet juice, you can tinge pearl couscous a light pink color to use on crackers.

16. Blushing Beet Juice

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This blushing beet juice is a real showstopper in a tall glass with a straw.

You might think this tastes like pure beetroot, but that isn’t the case. A whole army of citrus flavors is hiding beneath that blushing pink to provide a ton of refreshment.

17. Sakura Strawberry Latte

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Even though it’s called a ‘latte,’ this drink doesn’t feature any coffee.

This stunning pink drink features the Sakura syrup from earlier in the list. Paired with creamy milk and fresh strawberries, the syrup creates a gentle but delicious beverage.

18. Homemade Cranberry Vinaigrette

homemade cranberry vinigarette

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Add a healthy option to the table by dressing your favorite salad with this cranberry vinaigrette. This bright and tart dressing will lift any salad to new heights of flavor.

19. Buckwheat Blueberry Beet Pancakes

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Heart-shaped pink pancakes are a great option for a Valentine’s Day-themed brunch or breakfast.

These pancakes come together in mere minutes. You can scrounge everything you need from your pantry and whip them up in no time.

20. Grain-Free Beet Waffles

grain free beet waffles

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If waffles are more your style, these beet waffles are the ideal choice. Roasting the beets beforehand helps mellow their flavor into something a little more earthy.

Paired with fresh berries and dots of chocolate, the waffles taste like a rich dessert.

21. Pink Sauce Pasta

pink sauce pasta

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This delicious pink sauce pasta features no food coloring.

The clever combo of tomato and cream sauce gives you a pink color. Aside from the color, this is a lovely meal with tons of flavor. No matter the occasion, this will go down a treat.

22. Unsweetened Applesauce with Veggies

unsweetened apple sauce with veggies

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Even though it’s unsweetened, the apple’s natural sweetness is more than enough to make this a treat.

The real secret is the vegetables in the mix. Beets and carrots add an earthy, robust sweetness while filling the apple sauce more.

This would make a great side dish or dip for your favorite vegetables!

23. Beetroot Crepes

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Crepes are a classic Valentine’s Day breakfast. Why not make them even better with this stunning pink color? Beetroot turns these crepes blushing pink while adding a light earthy flavor.

24. Cranberry Smoothie Bowl

cranberry smoothie bowl

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Smoothie bowls are a beautiful and healthy way to greet the morning.

This tasty cranberry smoothie bowl is so vibrant. You can make these for each guest or offer a spread of toppings so everyone can make their own.

This cranberry recipe would make a nice healthy fall dessert.

25. Beetroot Pasta

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This beetroot pasta is bright pink but tastes like an Italian feast on a plate. The beetroot adds a lovely tinge of sweetness to the meal.

Paired with nutty parmesan and spaghetti, this is a comforting meal everyone will enjoy.

26. No Bake Peppermint Pie

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Gear up for the holidays with this special pie recipe! This peppermint pie is bright pink and packed with peppermint flavor.

The dark, rich crust is perfect to offset the sharp mint flavor. Every creamy spoonful feels like a gust of winter wind, so it’s great as a Christmas dessert.

27. Strawberry Oat Milk

strawberry oat milk

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Going without strawberry milk is too much of a burden to bear. Rather than using processed store-bought powders, try this homemade version!

This strawberry oat milk has a delicate sweetness that’s tough to beat. Creamy and packed with berry flavor, there’s nothing better than sipping this on a hot day. 

28. Watermelon Gelato

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This vibrant pink gelato sings with a refreshing watermelon flavor.

This recipe requires an ice cream churner to mix smoothly. However, if you don’t have one, there are plenty of no-churn options.

Whip this up in advance for an easy summer treat your kids will love.

29. Pink Champagne Cake

pink champagne cake

Source: lemonblossoms.com

This cake suits many different occasions, from baby showers to bachelorette parties.

Gorgeous pink layers alternate with smooth, addictive Swiss meringue buttercream. Using smooth white to decorate the outside of the cake makes the pink in the middle pop even more.

30. Peppermint Cheesecake

peppermint cheesecake

Source: whiskingwolf.com

Celebrate the holidays with this beautiful peppermint cheesecake.

Candy canes, peppermint, and an Oreo base promise an addictive flavor in every bite. This is super simple to whip up at home.

This would make a gorgeous Christmas dessert.

31. White Chocolate and Raspberry Smoothie

white chocolate and raspberry smoothie

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Our final recipe blends a milkshake with a smoothie. This masterpiece with pink chocolate is the perfect way to treat yourself on a busy morning.

In most respects, this is just like any other raspberry smoothie. But a dose of melted white chocolate takes it to a new level!

There you have it! Thirty-one ways to enjoy pink in its many edible forms. What occasion are you planning to use pink foods for? Have any of the recipes on this list caught your eye?

Let me know in the comments!

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  1. JustineCelina says:

    Thank you for including my Blushing Beet Juice in this pretty, pink round-up, Karo!