Celebrate Pride with Maple: colourful recipes to serve at your Pride party

International Pride Month is upon us, and no celebration is complete without a selection of delicious food and drink recipes! As the colours of the rainbow flag light up Pride parades around the world this month, why not show your support for LGBTQ+ awareness in the form of food? 

From vibrant mains and sides to dazzling desserts and drinks, we’ve gathered a range of colourful recipes that are sure to catch the eye of guests at your Pride party! 

Multicoloured mains

The centrepiece of any Pride party, the main dish is your chance to make a statement. Pizza is a great crowd-pleaser, and can be made colourful by following our delicious vegan BBQ jackfruit pizza recipe. A summer special, this dish replaces street-food-favourite pulled pork with juicy BBQ jackfruit. The veggie substitute pairs perfectly with the kale, coriander and pepper toppings both in flavour and presentation. 

Another light bite that’s sure to satisfy the crowd, our roasted cauliflower, chickpea and maple tortillas with avocado mash and pink pickled onion will add even more personality to your Pride party. The lime green avocado, pink pickled onion and fiery chilli sauce combine to create a kaleidoscope of colours that also complement each other excellently in terms of taste. 

A fresh, flavoursome salad bowl is another great way to delight your guests. Rather than play it safe with a traditional salad, why not expand your colour palette with our watermelon, feta and radish salad with maple dressing? This dish can be prepared in a matter of minutes and boasts an array of summer shades that will fit in at any Pride party.  

Vibrant additions 

Need something colourful to serve on the side? Look no further than our beetroot and maple cured salmon. The salmon’s orange hues and the crimson colour of the beetroot combine to create a side that closer resembles a work of art than a simple snack! For best results, leave the salmon to marinate in the beetroot and maple mixture for several days and serve on rye bread with cream cheese. 

If you plan on pulling out all the stops for your Pride party, our British summer fruit trifle with maple is sure to please those with a sweet tooth. Layers of custard, cream, jelly and fruit are delightfully indulgent and striking in appearance. Decorate with the remaining summer berries before serving. 

It wouldn’t be a party without a cocktail! Round off your Pride platter with a summery maple spritz cocktail, the perfect drink for sipping outdoors in the sun. The mix of gin, amaro and maple syrup produce a golden glow that’s as delicious as it looks. Just make sure you get the measurements right! 


If you’re hosting a Pride party this month, don’t pass up the opportunity to get colourful in the kitchen! For more inspiration, take a look at the rest of our recipes here. 

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.