We’re so excited to bring you a super fun round-up of green-themed recipes for you to turn to this year on St. Patrick’s Day! You can do an entire menu for the day and eat green until the sun goes down, or maybe pick one recipe every day for the week leading up to March 17th. From smoothies and pancakes in the morning to healthy veggie bowls and salads for lunch, and pesto pasta or soup for dinner, you’ll make an exciting spread of St. Patrick’s Day recipes!
What do We Celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day?
If you’re not entirely familiar with this Irish tradition, we are happy to tell you a bit about its origins and how it has evolved over the years. It began as a festivity in the 17th century to celebrate the life of Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The chosen date is March 17th, which is the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death.
With time, it became more than a religious celebration of Christianity, and it morphed into the Irish heritage party we know today. One of the reasons this came to be is because it followed Irish immigrants to America, making the reason to remember their Irish heritage even stronger.
Let’s dive right into these proudly green recipes!
These delicious green pancakes owe their bright color to spinach which makes them extra nutritious and very St. Patty’s Day appropriate! If you’re slightly spooked about adding greens to your beloved morning stack, we promise you, you won’t taste it!
What better way to start your celebration than with a super healthy and energizing green smoothie? This bright green shake is sweet, fresh, and super easy to whip up in the morning before a full day of feasting ahead!
This protein-packed green veggie bowl is the perfect St. Paddy’s Day lunch. It’s super easy to prepare and it will keep you full and nourished without making you feel lethargic (a good idea for a day of celebrations!). What we love the most? How easy it is to customize with all your favorite and readily available veggies and grains! Extra points for the creamy peanut dressing.
This amazingly creamy green goddess dressing can elevate any simple dish. From grilled veggies, a veggie bowl, vegetable skewers, and grilled tofu, you can always trust this fantastic aromatic dressing to show up and turn your meal into a feast.
This super easy edamame salad is another plant protein-packed powerhouse and we absolutely love it. It ticks all the boxes, it is mega nutritious, incredibly easy to put together, and very affordable. Get your cans ready and make a quick green-inspired lunch!
Pesto must be the most widely enjoyed green preparation of them all and this creamy avocado version might dethrone your go-to basil pesto recipe. Using green pistachios, this recipe can be enjoyed as a pasta sauce, a sandwich spread, or as a coating for some roasted veggies. We are completely in love with it in any shape or form!
This spicy Mexican-inspired avocado cream is a game-changer when it comes to dips and spreads. The jalapeño gives it this amazing kick and the cilantro gives us guacamole vibes. Get your pita and tortilla chips out and dip away!
This creamy broccoli soup would be the best ending to a day filled with excitement and celebrations, comforting and quick to prepare. The best part is that you won’t even have to add cream to achieve that amazing consistency, but simply by blending half (or three quarters!) of the soup once the cooking process is done.
We hope you can draw some inspiration from these green-centered recipes and bring a little of this St. Patrick’s Day celebration into your home! Let us know what your favorite ways of celebrating this day are!