18 Green Food and Drink Recipes So You Can Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Colorfully

St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching, and what better way to get ready than by giving your meal a green overhaul? From cocktails to desserts, we've scoured the Internet to find you the most festively-colored food and beverage recipes. So don't just wear green on the holiday — eat it, too!

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Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Forget the lettuce — this salad by Lick My Spoon is all about sugar snap peas. Sweet and crisp, it’s a great way to start off your meal.

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Thai Lettuce Wraps

These Thai lettuce wraps by foodiecrush are aromatic and perfectly bite-sized for an easy, flavorful appetizer.

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Cucumber Gin Salt and Pepper Cups

Super fresh and gin drenched, this tasty cucumber cocktail from Joy the Baker is the perfect sipper for toasting to St. Patrick.

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Miso Kale Salad

This miso-smothered salad from Crepes of Wrath is made extra crunchy, and delicious, by the apples and walnuts on top.

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Shamrock Shakes

What’s better than finding a lucky shamrock? Drinking a lucky shamrock shake. Delicious, minty, and vegan too, this creamy drink from My Name is Yeh is the St. Patrick’s day beverage if you’re looking to be booze-free.

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Brussels Sprouts Chips

While Brussels sprouts get a bad wrap, they’re packed with lots of flavor, and these delicious chips from Oatmeal with a Fork are no exception.

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Fennel and Zucchini Soup

This rich, flavorful fennel and zucchini soup from Offbeat and Inspired is just the way to stay warm.

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Blistered Padron Peppers with Buttermilk Aioli

These blistered Padron peppers from Kitchen Confidante are a great appetizer or side. Just be careful — while most Padron peppers are mild, every once in a while you’ll come across a fiery hot one.

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Green Curry

Full of spinach, asparagus, and broccoli, Food Fanatic’s green curry recipe is fresh, simple, and the perfect way to get a good dose of veggies in just one dish.

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Not your typical margarita, this unconventional recipe from Endless Simmer gets its green color from avocados.

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Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Tomato

This gluten-free take on pasta from Five and Spice is healthy, flavorful, and imaginative.

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Pea, Lemon and Ricotta Griddle Cakes

These yummy griddle cakes by The Kitchen Alchemist are the perfect way to green up your St. Patrick’s day grub.

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Green Smoothie with Spinach, Pear and Ginger

This green smoothie by The Kitchn is refreshing, healthy, and a tasty way to detoxify pre or post-St. Patrick’s day festivities.

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Pappardelle with Kale Pesto

Love and Lemons‘ pappardelle with pesto takes it up a notch by using kale in place of basil. We approve.

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Minted Cucumber Cooler

Fresh mint and cucumber make this cooler from Big Girls Small Kitchen light, crisp, and dangerously easy to drink.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

These festive cupcakes from The Little Epicurean are topped with minty chocolate chip frosting, making them the perfect end to an all-green meal.

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Grasshopper Pies

Green, sweet, and bake-free, these mini grasshopper pies from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs are ultra cute.

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Matcha White Chocolate Ice Cream

This decadent matcha and white chocolate ice cream from Steamy Kitchen is probably our new favorite way to enjoy green tea.

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