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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and you know what that means – the celebration with the most delicious green food ideas!
You can expect loads of fun with parades, music, dancing, drinking, and of course, the signature green colors everywhere you go.
Yes, that even includes these simple acrylic St. Patrick’s day nail designs to rock at your next party!
Shamrock celebration is all about a gastronomical experience, so it isn’t fun without great food that’s themed and decorated around St. Patrick’s Day!
20+ St. Patrick’s Day Green Food Ideas For Parties
Whether you’re hosting a party with family, and friends, or celebrating on your own, there are so many family dishes including party foods you can whip up.
From St. Patrick’s Day appetizers served as finger food to green-themed shamrock desserts, there are ways you can incorporate the lucky green color in what you’ll serve.
Make your meals more in tune with the classic holiday with these green food recipes for everyone’s amusement.
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1. St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake
Let’s start with something sweet!
This list of green St. Patrick’s Day foods isn’t completed without these beautiful St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes.
Not only are they delicious, but they’re adorable and aesthetic, which is perfect for any green-themed party.
It’s got a delicious green chocolate cupcake base and cream cheese frosting topped with green sprinkles.
There is even a chocolate gold coin on top of the rich, fluffy cupcake to symbolize the pot of gold at the end of every rainbow.
2. Healthy Green Tea Cake
One of the best ways to bring more green into your food is through matcha!
This slightly bitter, earthy, and even nutty ingredient is perfect to incorporate into your favorite desserts, with this recipe being the perfect example!
This St. Patrick’s Day cake is light, fluffy, and dressed up with rich matcha frosting without it being too indulgent.
3. Healthy St Patrick’s Day Smoothie
Marry the symbol of Ireland with a delicious, filling breakfast smoothie for the morning.
This naturally green Shamrock shake is a healthy mint smoothie with sweet flavors and creamy textures you can find in milkshakes.
However, there’s minimal sugar or artificial ingredients, so move over, McDonald’s!
4. Colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day
Looking for the perfect Irish food for St. Patrick’s Day?
Look no further.
You’ll fall in love with this authentic and traditional Irish Colcannon recipe.
Potatoes are budget-friendly yet delicious healthy foods and you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank with this dish.
This recipe calls for healthy kale and some cabbage, so you’ve got yourself a green dish to serve at your next party!
5. Keto Shamrock Cookies
Here’s another classic dessert made for St. Paddy’s Day!
These St. Patrick’s Day cookies will fly off the tray the moment you serve them.
Not only do they look adorable but the minty frosting on these sugar cookies tastes amazing.
6. Pesto Pizza with Arugula
Celebrate St. Paddy’s on meatless Mondays with this scrumptious and nutritious pesto pizza with arugula.
It’s a creative way to add in more green for the holiday while getting your veggies in.
Even the kids will enjoy this healthy pizza!
7. St. Patrick’s Day Pancakes
Begin your mornings or have a St. Patrick’s Day brunch with delicious stacks of fluffy St. Patrick’s Day pancakes!
Don’t forget to sprinkle these green pancakes with lucky charms to bring in good fortune during the day ahead.
8. Mint Oreo Parfait
Besides spinach or matcha, mint is another common (and yummy) way to create green-themed desserts for St. Patrick’s Day.
For mint chocolate lovers, these mint Oreo parfaits are made for you!
9. St. Patrick’s Day Tray Snack
This St. Patrick’s Day snack tray is made of wholesome ingredients and an Instagram-worthy design.
Serve this as an appetizer for guests to munch on while still saving stomach room for a feast later on!
10. Super Green Vegetable Soup
Is anyone a vegetarian or at least trying to eat mostly vegetarian meals?
Green soup doesn’t sound like an appetizing meal, but don’t knock it ‘til you try this loaded green vegetable soup!
This is a nice appetizer made with all the green herbs, veggies, and chickpeas for extra protein. Plus, it only takes about half an hour to create!
11. St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn
Are you planning to have a movie marathon with loved ones this St. Patrick’s Day?
Or just want something interesting to munch on as an appetizer or snack?
A bowl of St. Patrick’s Day popcorn complete with green marshmallows and candies will do the trick.
Not to mention, this type of St. Patrick’s Day food is perfect for your kids too!
12. Pesto and Spinach Pistachio Pasta
A big bowl of pesto pasta, now who wouldn’t want that?
This pesto pasta secretly has spinach for fussy eaters who don’t want to get their greens in.
That’s right, St. Patrick’s Day can be your excuse to incorporate a lot more green vegetables!
13. Healthy Avocado Hummus with Pita
Begone, sore-bought chips, and guac! Elevate your appetizers and snacks with this recipe for avocado hummus and homemade pita.
The dip is packed with flavor and nutrients that pairs well with warm, freshly-made pita or chips.
14. Healthy Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Spinach dips don’t need to be so heavy on the cream and cheese.
With smart swaps, you can make spinach and artichoke dips with fewer calories and fat content.
The secret is using Greek yogurt, avocado mayo, and less cheese.
Don’t worry, you’ll still get almost the exact same flavor and consistency.
15. Traditional Irish Pub Salad
We wouldn’t usually order a salad in an Irish pub to pair with beers during St. Patrick’s Day.
However, this recipe may have you think twice and even make you want to order a big bowl of salad.
It’s filled with greens, hard-boiled eggs, and a delicious dressing!
16. Green Pistachio Pudding Cookies
Thanks to pistachio pudding, you can get soft, chewy, and flavorful cookies to indulge in.
Add in pistachios and white chocolate for a nutty sweetness.
17. California Turkey Club Wrap
This California turkey club wrap is made with spinach tortillas, giving it the signature green color suitable for St. Patrick’s Day.
Moreover, it’s loaded with all your favorite ingredients like turkey, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and lettuce.
Make this for lunch and your coworkers will be envious!
18. Green Bean Pesto Pasta
This is another scrumptious pesto pasta recipe. One that’s packed with more greens like courgettes and green beans.
The pesto sauce also includes pumpkin seeds, basil, and lemon juice for added flavor.
You can customize this recipe by using boiled potatoes instead of pasta.
19. Kale Cake with Apple Icing
You probably took a step back because… KALE cake? APPLE icing?
Those are two things you never thought you’d hear or put together!
But they work together fantastically and you get the classic green color in every slice, making it a unique dessert for St. Patrick’s Day.
20. Green Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Grilled cheese is made greener and healthier thanks to green vegetables and your favorite cheeses.
Instead of the usual plain grilled cheese, this packed sandwich contains avocado, tomatillo, baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, Havarti, and mozzarella.
It’s also a fancier twist to the classic comfort food!
21. Vegan Spring Potato Salad
Even potato salad can be made green and with added colors thanks to a creamy green dressing.
It’s a filling appetizer or side that will complete any meal. Plus, the garlicky potatoes are packed with flavor, especially with the yummy, vegan dressing!