14 Deliciously Dramatic Recipes to Try
Squid ink pasta, black velvet cocktails, and more moody recipes to try this week.
Published Feb 21, 2017 5:00 AM
Going to the dark side can really enhance a flavor. Trick your senses with an op art setting, turning usually light foods black, like Black Russian bread, deep purple potatoes, black lava salt, and black risotto rice. Squid ink is a natural way to play with deeper colors—and, thankfully, so is chocolate.
This garlic-loaded dish is dressed to impress, with fresh tomatoes and rich squid ink infused pasta.
Deviled quail eggs topped with caviar make for the perfect hors d’oeuvres to serve. Set on brioche toast, they’re elegant, easy to handle, and as tasty as they look.
The only thing classier than black velvet is a black velvet cocktail. Made with Guinness, brut sparkling wine, and creme de cassis, this full-bodied homage to Ireland can be whipped up in no time!
Tossed in a tasty combination of kale, sweet potato, and tamari dressing, this vegan dish might just become a daily staple.
This no-frills tapenade recipe is fool-proof. It features the perfect balance of garlic and lemons, complete with aromatic capers, lemon juice, and basil.
The DIY version of the candy is easier than you think. Made with rich molasses and aromatic anise extract, you’ll never crave the store-bought type again.
Oats lovers unite! The secret to this elegant spin on the tried and true breakfast food is the licorice chia jam, which you’ll want to store later for crackers, toast, or even as an ice-cream topper.
You can never go wrong with a simple black bean soup, this recipe incorporates roasted poblano peppers for a not-so-subtle and flavorful kick.
Simultaneously decadent and refreshing, this gluten-free and Earl Grey-infused chocolate cake is the perfect post-dinner dessert.
If you’re a fan of a protein-rich almond milkshake, you’ve got to try this dramatic spin on the classic. Blended with toasted black sesame seeds, the flavor is spectacular.
Make your own squid ink-infused burger buns to pair perfectly with a salmon patty, and the result is stunning. But don’t just do it for Instagram… your belly will thank you too.
We’re loving the flavor and color that black sesame seeds bring to a dish, whether it’s sweet or savory. This sesame powder-infused cake base is topped with rich layers of mousse and white chocolate for the ultimate experience.
White wine, garlic, and tomato sauce brings out every flavorful dimension of this squid ink pasta.