Green Food Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, pubs and house parties will be awash with green bagels, green beer and green chips. But short of adding a bunch of food coloring to your St. Paddy’s day snacks, why not check out “green” food that’s actually pretty yummy to eat?

Here are some of our favorite green food recipes you can make and wash down with one of these festive green cocktail recipes!

Baked Pesto Cream Cheese Dip


2 cups fresh basil leaves

6 tablespoons pine nuts

2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 eight-ounce blocks of cream cheese


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic and olive oil in a food processor and blend until all ingredients are about the size of mustard grains.

Place the cream cheese blocks in a shallow glass oven-proof dish and top them with the pesto mixture. Bake for about 25 minutes. The recipe serves 16 one-ounce servings.