At this dull time of year, colourful food is some of the only colour we can inject into our daily lives. As you might expect, a lot of the most colourful food comes from all around the world, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favourites.

May it bring a little more colour into your life.

Vibrant Guacamole

This Mexican dish is vibrant green thanks to its main ingredient, avocado. Loaded with vitamins, this dish is made with a squeeze of lime, red onion, chilli, coriander and for some extra colour, why not add some tomatoes too. Guacamole is a delicious and nutritious dip, which is why it’s loved all over the world.

Pastel Macarons

Macarons are a French delicacy that creates dreamy pastel hues. They’re made of lightweight meringue with a thin layer of ganache or buttercream in the middle, delicate and beautiful to look at, not to mention delicious.

Bright Sushi

Japanese Sushi is full of contrast with its bright orange salmon, gleaming white rice and deep green seaweed. With its refined flavours and expert presentation, it’s a wonder for the eyes and the tastebuds.

Red Velvet

This rich crimson cake was allegedly created at NYC’s Waldorf Astoria around the 1920s. Its red colour originally came from beetroot, but today it’s usually created with food colouring.

Indian Thali

This pretty dish is named after the platter it’s served on. It’s made up of a combination of curry, crunchy poppadoms, chutneys and flavoured spice dishes.

Colourful Salad

A Greek Salad is super colourful and super healthy. It’s made from bright cucumber, tomato and red onion, creamy feta cubes and black olives for contrast.

Classic Pizza

With zesty red tomatoes, creamy white mozzarella and lively green basil, this pizza shares its colours with the flag of its country of origin – Italy.


Poke is Hawaii’s most beloved culinary export. It has become very popular on Instagram due to its colourful joy and healthy nature. Made up of fresh tuna, cucumber ribbons, pink radish, spring onion and sesame seeds, it’s a real palette of colour in a bowl.

We hope this has brought you some much-needed inspiration and colour during this long winter.