In honour of St. Patrick’s Day and all things green, we have accumulated a collection of green food ideas for St. Patrick’s Day that you should most definitely try! Some of the ideas will include kale, which is the trendiest vegetable right now and currently stealing all the limelight in the food business world, and your other favourite greens like broccoli and spinach.
On a side note, let’s start this post off with a green food pun that tickled me from Pinterest/@talkingfood.
(Via Oh My Veggies)
Of course we have to start with the trendiest green, it’s Kale! People often think of green healthy food as boring – but it depends on how you use it and incorporate it into your meal – and that’s what makes it exciting. So try it out in this Sweet Potato pizza topped with kale and caramelised onions. While searching for kale recipes, the concept of kale crisps also popped up so if you have some time, and want an alternative to the classic potato crisp, kale could be the answer.
(Via The Kitchen Paper)
Spinach is famed for its relationship with Popeye, and this leafy green is also making its mark in the world of smoothies alongside its pal kale. There have been many debates on whether kale or spinach is healthier. Personally I’m a lover of baby spinach and baby greens in general but just give the matured spinach a try in this Paprika Chicken with Spinach recipe – plus it doesn’t look like it did Popeye any harm!
(Via Damn Delicious)
Our friendly lettuce is normally in sandwiches, but why should it just be added into something? It can also be used as an alternative to a wrap – which is great if you’re cutting out carbohydrates! So try it out in this Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe.
(Via Food Mouth)
Some love it, some hate it – I bring you broccoli. Personally I’m a lover; I can’t get enough of the stuff especially when it has oyster sauce drizzled over the top (mmm tasty). Anyway try eating broccoli in this vegan friendly and gluten free dish. Along with broccoli this recipe also includes other green vegetables such as courgette and sugar snap peas; find the instructions for the Ultimate Green Veggie bowl by clicking here.
(Via Gimme Some Oven)
Pros and cons of this dish: this green is super tasty especially when paired with bacon or prosciutto ham – but it does make your wee smell! I think the pros outweigh the cons a lot though don’t you agree? Check out how to make this Bacon and Asparagus Pasta recipe – it’s a real winner! Plus this could also be a very quick and easy midweek meal too!
(Via Love and Olive Oil)
And of course we couldn’t let this post just feature vegetables oh no, I had to add in a sweet treat as well! There is the obvious ‘Key Lime Pie’ which everyone talks about when they think of green desserts but no – I went with Strawberry and Kiwi tartlets as I think these would be rather impressive at a dinner party… so try your hand at making them with the recipe here.