St. Patrick's Day

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8 Green Food Ideas For St. Patrick’s Day

You have to see this on-theme charcuterie board.

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What’s a holiday without festive eats? If you’re having a St. Patrick’s Day party this year, you’re probably searching for perfect green food ideas. Or, maybe you want an on-theme menu item for dinner or dessert. Good thing green goes well with just about any dish.

Guacamole is the default dip for avocados, but St. Paddy’s Day is a good excuse to expand your repertoire. A creamy avocado feta dip from Two Peas and Their Pod comes together in minutes with a light green hue, or try a spinach and feta hummus instead.

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Want a show-stopping appetizer for your St. Patrick’s Day party? This grazing board starts with shamrock-shaped brie wedges covered in herbs, and includes fresh fruits and veggies, pepper jelly, and pickles for green touches. Add in your favorite breads and crackers, and voila.

Want some yummy green food ideas you can serve the family at dinner? This broccoli, spinach, and potato soup from Baked by Rachel definitely hits the color mark, but also tastes incredible and has plenty of nutrition to boot. Serve it with some rye bread for an Irish touch.

If your fam likes a hearty supper, then try love this cheesy polenta with asparagus and mushrooms from Dude That Cookz. The fresh veggies provide plenty of green while the cheese and mushrooms handle the flavor. Add chicken if you like!

See that butter? Now that’s a pot of gold. Colcannon is the Irish version of mashed potatoes, which is the same as American style, but with cabbage or kale. This kale colcannon from Cookie + Kate provides enough green to feel festive, but not so much that it’s off-putting.

If what you want is a full-on green meal, you need spinach pasta. It’s an easy trick to turn any pasta dish into a St. Patrick’s Day feast, although i am a food blog’s sage and brown butter sauce is definitely worth a try. Besides, it lets the color of the pasta shine through.

If you want a dessert reminiscent of a Shamrock Shake that doesn’t include a trip to the drive-thru, you need mint chocolate cheesecake bars from Baked by Rachel. Its light green hue is a subtle nod to the holiday, and the flavor is totally amazing, even for the mint-averse.

Alright, if what you want is an undeniably green dessert, then green velvet cupcakes from Bakerella are the answer. Add in some shamrock-shaped sprinkles and St. Paddy’s cupcake liners and you’ll have the cutest cakes on the table.