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.
Lighten up a winter favorite — stew — with bright spring vegetables in Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables.
Irish Cheddar Potato Soup with Asparagus. 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. 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. Serve this dried currant-studded soda bread spread with soft butter or a bit of cream cheese, if you like.
Bubble and Squeak — 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 — no pinches for you!
Roasted Kale Chips with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Feeling cheesy? ThenBaked Feta with Kale Pesto should be right up your alley.
Embrace the newly arrived (or eagerly anticipated) spring weather with Creamy Spring Asparagus Soup.
Creamy Sesame Greens. Eating greens has never been this fun!
Set yourself up for an elegant celebration for brunch or dinner with Pancetta Pesto Souffle.
Sneak some green into dessert with Carrot Zucchini Cupcakes. Veggies + dessert = a sweet conclusion to St. Patrick’s Day.
What’s your favorite celebratory bite to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day?