In order to get an intense yellow coloring on this raw party dip we relied on a mix of curry spices, which includes turmeric. This refreshing dish that stars as the color YELLOW is part of the six colors that we used in our party theme for create a buffet in a colorful rainbow menu.
Tip: Make sure to remove all the water from the zucchini, so your mix will be dry enough to eat without messy drips. Best to prepare day of the party.
Rainbow Shortcut for the color Yellow: Order a curry dish (one with lots of turmeric, and very yellow) from your favorite Indian restaurant, chop into small bites, mix with rice and set out in small cups.
Other yellow foods to consider: mango, curried rice, yellow bell peppers, plantains, yellow squash, lemons, pineapples, yellow soups. See our picks on PINTEREST for more fantastic rainbow party ideas and recipes.
MAKES ABOUT 1 QUART
GET OUT THE FOOD PROCESSOR… MAKE THE CURRY
2 oranges, peeled, separated into quarters
2 carrots, peeled, cut into chunks
1 yellow tomato
1/4 CUP basil
1/2 TB turmeric
1/2 TB curry powder
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp salt
Process ingredients together till fully combined.
MAKE THE DIP
3 large zucchinis, grated in food processor
1/2 head cauliflower, grated in food processor
1/8 CUP sesame seeds, toasted w salt
Place the grated zucchini in a shallow platter, sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 1 hour. Drain, move to a strainer and press out as much liquid as possible. Transfer to bowl, add cauliflower and sesame seeds. Toss with curry sauce. Set out in small bowls with yellow tortilla chips for dipping to stay with the yellow theme.
Get the full spectrum of colorful recipes for our rainbow party in 15 Rainbow of Food