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10 Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s a little ironic that some of the most nutrient-dense foods are naturally green, and yet most St. Patrick’s Day recipes are artificially coloured with green food colouring. If you’re looking for some real food to serve up this St. Paddy’s day but want to keep the green theme, here are some delicious dishes that show off their true colors.


  • Silly Green Alphabet Pasta 1 of 10
    This brilliant pasta dish is made green with pesto and spinach - a great use of alphabet noodles! It's not just for soup anymore.
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Classic Guacamole 2 of 10
    Creamy green guacamole is perfect for a St. Patrick's day party - no need for food colouring to make your dip!
    Simple Bites has the recipe!
  • Green Chili Pie 3 of 10
    Add some spice to your St. Patrick's Day with a light and springy pie, with tossed greens alongside.
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Cucumber Ribbon Salad 4 of 10
    An easy and elegant way to turn a green cucumber into a crisp, light salad, kids love this - it might make its way into your regular repertoire!
    Sophistimom has the recipe!
  • Creamed Winter Greens with Bacon Béchamel 5 of 10
    A great way to cook hardy kale, this super side is rich and creamy, made with a béchamel started with bacon drippings in place of butter.
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • Apple Basil Mojito 6 of 10
    If you're looking for an alternative to green beer, try this refreshing mojito - made with green apple and fresh basil in place of the mint!
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Green Bean Casserole with Homemade Fried Onions 7 of 10
    This fancy schmancy casserole makes a perfect St. Patrick's Day side for dinner - try serving it with corned beef and cabbage.
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Mint Lime Spring Green Fruit Salad 8 of 10
    Who says a salad has to be made of veggies? Or that fruit can't also be green? This refreshing fruit salad combines the best of both worlds!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Grumpy Gator Green Smoothie 9 of 10
    This brilliant green smoothie is a great way to start your St. Patrick's Day, or makes a perfect party or after-school snack.
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Springtime Pea Soup with Mint 10 of 10
    A pureed sippable soup is the perfect vehicle for spring greens. This version is made with peas and mint - try broccoli, spinach, chard and kale, too.
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!

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Article Posted 6 years Ago

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