Presentation counts. Beautify your meals with a pretty, super-Instagrammable #foodrose.
Sure, it takes a little extra work, but it’s a fun way to transform ho-hum fruits and vegetables into enticing works of art. Often made from avocados, food roses can also be crafted from any firm, rounded fruit, such as apples, plums or pears. For a savory twist, use the same method with firm, small potato slices (just drizzle with olive oil and dust with sea salt and grated Parmesan before baking in a muffin tin to hold the shape).
Now that you've got the technique down, check out these 26 blooming food rose creations that caught our eye.
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Layers of carrot and zucchini make this special rose almost too good to eat. We're glad someone was there to take a photo.
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Instagrammer ain.amykamal calls this work of food art (chia oatmeal with a dragonfruit rose) "breakfast on the go." Maybe after a few tries, we'll all be as fast to whip up a beautiful food rose.
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Here's something we hope will be (but probably won't ever see) at a pancake house: Vegan lemon pancakes drizzled with homemade lemon jam.
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Serving these peach roses with banana topping in a small bowl makes this flower food simply adorable.
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We can't help but be transported to a tropical island thanks to this avocado-mango blend.
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Prosciutto is re-imagined when used as a garnish for this tempting fig and greens dish.
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This Instagram user calls this dish, "Carciofi alla romana," which to us means a delicious-looking artichoke that's been artfully presented.
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Now this is what we're talkin' about! This avocado rose with lemon hummus and grilled bread is so photo-worthy, it ought to be in a food porn hall of fame.
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This baked potato rose represents simplicity meets refined food presentation.
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This combination of almond milk chia pudding, banana rose, mint, almond butter and blueberries showcases the beauty of healthy eating.
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We had to do a double-take to make sure the description of this tempting dish wasn't deceiving us: "#beetroot #foodrose which I placed on a generously #balsamicglaze slathered #multigraintoast with piped #ricotta roses on the side and sprinkled some pumpkinseeds and #chiaseeds"
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Where to begin with this mixture of bright and healthy foods? How about the crimson beet rose that is so elegantly highlighted.
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"What's so special about celery?" you may be asking yourself. When it's arranged as a blooming vegetable saturated with beautiful greens, you'll never forget the celery as the star of the platter.
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When you think of blooming foods, chicken doesn't usually come to mind. But this Caesar salad with a flowery display of dressing and meat presents a creative twist on a casual meal.
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Clean ingredients such as lettuce, tomatoes, lemon juice, peanut oil, sea salt, pepper and a cucumber rose make this quiet dish a statement piece.
This deconstructed milk tart is by far the most unique item on the list. It's difficult to put pastries and floral techniques together, making this tart a sweet addition to the world of food roses.
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This green smoothie bowl is chock full of nutritious fruits and vegetables. It's topped with figs, nectarines, lime, currants and blood oranges in floral patterns, making this plate healthy and alluring.
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Highlighted by a sensuous fig rose, this quinoa with cranberries bowl is sure to liven up a dull breakfast.
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Kiwi is one of those special fruits that always makes a photo fun. Kiwi roses take things a step further to make a social media photo fun and beautiful.
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It's amazing how food, in any cuisine category, can transform into a floral ingenuity. This Ratatouille tart rose is a great example of innovative presentation.
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We're inspired by these kiwi rose tartlets as hors devours possibilities for a summer party or springtime baby shower.
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Japanese cuisine is notorious for elaborate presentations that feature sashimi and sushi. This gorgeous salmon rose is an appetizing way to serve a great source of protein and Omega-3.
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Don't adjust your screen. This is not a scrumptious cheesecake, but a bagel topped with a spread, ripe berries, and a ruby red strawberry rose. It's a great way to brighten up a brunch.
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This toast with peanut butter and a mango rose will make you ashamed that you only use a butter knife to fix up your sandwiches.
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Apart from the brilliant display of floral design, these ordinary tomatoes are made extraordinary with unique toppings, including acai, chia seeds and hemp hearts.
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Take a tip from this instagrammer, who shows small bowls can come alive with a simple crust and vegetables layered in a floral pattern.
26 blooming food rose creations from @deliciousliving #foodrose #foodporn #foodart
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