Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With These Tasty Green Recipes

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and while you could celebrate the holiday with a more traditional meal of corned beef with cabbage and Irish soda bread, why not mix things up this year with all things green?

We're not just talking about giving foods a verdant hue with a bit of food coloring, either. There are so many delicious and satiating recipes out there with great ingredients that make for vibrant green color, and if you're concocting your St. Paddy's menu, we suggest starting with one of these.

Simply Recipes' Copycat Chipotle Guacamole

There's something about the guac at Chipotle that always hits different, and it's way easier to make than you might think. With this copycat recipe from Simply Recipes, you can get that fresh, vibrant flavor right at home. And don't forget the chips!

Simply Recipes copycat chipotle guacamole

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Baked by Melissa's Green Goddess Salad

There's a good reason Baked by Melissa's Green Goddess Salad has been totally viral on TikTok—it's just as healthy as it is tasty. Just blend all of the dressing ingredients (including fresh basil and spinach, garlic and shallot) and add to the chopped veggies for the ultimate scoopable dip.

Baked by Melissa green goddess salad

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Recipe Tin Eats' Green Goddess Soup

And for a completely different (but just as delicious) take on green goddess, check out this Green Goddess Soup from Recipe Tin Eats. With a blend of aromatic garlic, onion, leek, celery and fennel (and a healthy dose of other veggies), it all comes together in a rich, immunity-boosting soup just right for fending off chilly March weather.

recipe tin eats green goddess soup

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Chef de Home's Saag Paneer

Saag paneer is one of our go-to's when we order out for Indian food, and with this recipe from Chef de Home, you can make the tempting dish yourself. It combines delicious creamed spinach flavored with rich curry and spices with delicious chunks of fried paneer cheese, with the ultimate combination of flavors and textures to keep anyone satisfied.

chef de home saag palak paneer

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The Chutney Life's Creamy Pesto Rigatoni with Chili Garlic Breadcrumbs

If you're going for gorgeous greens, you really can't go wrong dousing everything in pesto, but this Creamy Pesto Rigatoni with Chili Garlic Breadcrumbs from The Chutney Life is especially tasty and impressive. The from-scratch pesto recipe, blending spinach and kale for extra color and texture, will become a fast favorite, and the crispy breadcrumbs add an extra special touch.

The Chutney Life pesto rigatoni

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Damn Delicious's Green Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas are a great option for any day of the year, but with a fresh green sauce and plenty of cilantro, they become just the thing for St. Patrick's Day. These Damn Delicious Green Chicken Enchiladas make use of leftover rotisserie chicken, wrapped in tortillas and coated in cheese and an irresistible green chile mixture for heat, flavor and festivity.

Damn Delicious green chicken enchiladas

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Mini Batch Baker's Matcha Protein Truffles

While these Matcha Protein Truffles from Mini Batch Baker might look pretty standard at first, one bite will reveal their gorgeously green and earthy interior. They're protein-packed, making them a filling dessert or mid-day pick-me-up, with just the right amount of sweetness and a natural green color that can't be beat.

Mini Batch Baker matcha protein truffles

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Cooking With Amber's Andes Mint Milkshake

We had to include at least one semi-traditional item in this list of recipes, and Cooking With Amber's Andes Mint Milkshake goes above and beyond the classic Shamrock Shake with both cool peppermint and rich chocolate flavors. You can get a great milkshake with just ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and Andes mint pieces, bringing the whole thing together with whipped cream, a cherry and as much green coloring as your heart desires.

cooking with amber andes mint milkshake

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Not sure how to incorporate green into your wardrobe this St. Patrick's Day? We have some tips HERE.