St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and the food you eat to commemorate the day is almost as important as remembering to wear green. What you choose to dine on is a hot topic for some. Are you partying with the green eating revelers? Or toasting — slàinte! — with traditional Irish food and drink? Either way, celebrating on March 17 can be a tasty way to try new green foods. And feel free not to choose sides. You can have your Irish fare with a side of playful green food too.
Tradition with a Twist
If you spot corned beef at your Whole Foods Market store, save yourself the effort of making your own and grab some to make Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls opens in a new tab.
Lighten up a winter favorite — stew — with bright spring vegetables in Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables. opens in a new tab
Irish Cheddar Potato Soup with Asparagus opens in a new tab. Whip up this decadent soup studded with fresh spring asparagus coins up to three days before St. Patrick’s Day for more time to party on the day.
St. Patrick’s Day Quiche opens in a new tab. There’s so many things to love about this quiche — spiral ham, sharp cheddar, cabbage — you may want to eat it for brunch and dinner.
Walnut Currant Soda Bread opens in a new tab. Serve this dried currant-studded soda bread spread with soft butter or a bit of cream cheese, if you like.
Bubble and Squeak opens in a new tab — a funny name for a seriously delicious combination of fluffy potatoes and earthy kale that bubble while boiling and squeak while frying.
Groovy Green Grub
Ensure a lucky start to the day with a Get Your Greens Smoothie opens in a new tab — no pinches for you!
Embrace the newly arrived (or eagerly anticipated) spring weather with Creamy Spring Asparagus Soup opens in a new tab.
Creamy Sesame Greens opens in a new tab. Eating greens has never been this fun!
Set yourself up for an elegant celebration for brunch or dinner with Pancetta Pesto Souffle opens in a new tab.
Sneak some green into dessert with Carrot Zucchini Cupcakes opens in a new tab. Veggies + dessert = a sweet conclusion to St. Patrick’s Day.
What’s your favorite celebratory bite to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day?