Maybe skip the green beer this year. It's time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and what better way to do that than with these green recipes. They're fun, colourful and delicious, too!
Start your St. Patrick's Day the healthy way with a nutritious green drink. A green smoothie can be made of pretty much whatever greens and fruit you like. If you're new to the green smoothie world, you may want to follow the 60/40 rule – 60% fruits to 40% leafy greens. It breaks down like this: 3 cups of ripe fruit (fresh or frozen), 2 cups of leafy greens and 2 cups of liquid. Cheers!
Avocado Toast (vegan)
These Vegan Avocado Toast ideas are a delicious plant based way to say happy St. Paddy's Day! You can go with the basic smashed avocado on toast with lime juice and salt, or step it up by adding some tomato and basil, or spice it up like an "Everything" bagel (poppy seeds, black and white sesame seeds, and pretzel salt), or dress it up for brunch with capers and dill. If you're in the mood for something new, what not try seasoning your avocado toast with Za'atar, an Eastern Mediterranean herb and spice blend composed of dried sumac berries, marjoram, thyme, basil, oregano, white sesame seeds and Himalayan pink salt.
Shamrock Veggie Skewers
These Shamrock Veggie Skewers are a fun and festive appetizer for your green St. Paddy's day meal. Choose whatever green veggies you like – green peppers, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, snow peas or sugar snap peas. Cut them into shamrock shapes or use a shamrock cookie cutter and place them onto skewers. If you prefer your skewers a bit beefier, try beef and broccoli skewers instead!
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken
Who wants to spend all of St. Patrick's Day in the kitchen? This one-skillet, easy and Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken is ready to eat in only 30 minutes, with just 5 minutes of prep time.
We hope these green recipes help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a colourful way.