March is here and that means St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! Celebrate and embrace all things green on March 17th with these delicious St Patrick's Day recipes.
About the holiday
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. He was born in Britain, kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He escaped and later returned to Ireland where he was credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th of March which is the date of his death.
Recipes to try
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food, green is always the way to go. To honour the celebration, why not fill your day with green and Irish meals? Here are our favourites.
Bubble and squeak
This dish is green and Irish, so it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a classic breakfast dish that puts leftovers to good use. Basically it’s a skillet hash of leftover potatoes and green vegetables, chopped or shredded and fried to perfection on the stovetop. It is often served alongside eggs for a hearty morning meal. Get the recipe.
Pesto pasta salad
This easy pesto pasta salad is the perfect healthy and delicious green lunch for a busy St. Patrick’s Day. The good carbs from the wholewheat pasta will fuel any evening plans you have, and it’s loaded with antioxidant rich veggies and herbs, too! Best of all, the pesto is made from scratch, so you know it’ll taste amazing. Get the recipe.
Vegan kale caesar salad
If you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on your plate, without putting a dent in your diet, this vegan kale caesar salad recipe is for you! It’s super healthy, surprisingly delicious and filling. The dressing is a nut-free creamy masterpiece that’s loaded with good fat and protein. The salad gets even more protein and nutrition thanks to the crunchy chickpea croutons, pumpkin seeds and crispy quinoa. Who knew something this healthy could be so scrumptious! This is a great light dinner option if you’re not sure where the night will take you.
It doesn’t get much more delicious and green than a shamrock shake! This easy recipe is basically a minty vanilla milkshake and we absolutely love it. You will too! It’s the perfect little indulgence on this special day.
We hope you give these St Patrick’s Day recipes a try and raise a pint of green beer to Saint Patrick while you’re at it!