Symbolic colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. Purple is for justice, gold is for power and green is for faith. At Superberries, the color purple not only represents the color of our “super berry,” the Aroniaberry, it also represents the powerful antioxidants, anthocyanins which support eye, joint and cardiovascular health and other health concerns. (Learn more about the power of purple in this blog, 7 Reasons to Eat Purple.)
Superberries purple Aroniaberry Products also adds wonderful color to food. We’ve put together a few fun recipes that compliment your Mardi Gras party spread or that will taste great at any time during the year.
Superberries Mardi Gras Salsa
Superberries Aroniaberries add the purple to this delicious salsa. Other Mardi Gras colors come from the yellow pineapples and green avocado.
1 cup of Superberries Frozen Aroniaberries (thawed)
1 can of Black Beans (15 oz.) drained and rinsed
1 ½ cups Pineapple (diced)
1 Avocado (diced)
3 Tbsp. Red Onion (chopped)
1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 Tbsp. of Dried Cilantro
2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
Salt to taste
Hold some of the diced pineapple and avocado in a separate bowl. In another bowl combine, Aroniaberries, black beans, pineapple, avocado, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice. Before serving top the salsa with reserve pineapple and avocado so you have all the colors of Mardi Gras, purple, green and yellow. Salt to taste. Serve with tortilla chips. Inspired by food blogger, Katya from Little Broken.
Aroniaberry Gummy Chew Party Mix
purple berry-shaped Aroniaberry Gummy Chews add the purple to this recipe and
the pastel M&M’s add the yellow and green to this recipe.
40 Aroniaberry Gummy Chews (4 100 calorie packs)
1 Bag of Sweet Party Mix (We used Chex Turtle Mix)
4 Cups of Pretzels
Green, yellow and purple M&M’s
Mix ingredients in a bowl and serve.
Purple Powered Aroniaberry Punch
This punch recipe is all about the purple. Superberries Aroniaberry Concentrate adds the antioxidant and purple power to this berry-licious beverage recipe.
6 Tbsp. of Aroniaberry Concentrate
1 2 Liter Bottle of Sprite
1 32 oz. Bottle of Pineapple Juice
1 Cup of Frozen Aroniaberries (optional)
Mix together and serve in a punch bowl. Garnish with Frozen Aroniaberries. Also consider thin lemon and lime slices for added yellow and green.