Drinking green beer seems like it might be, if not a good idea, then at least, an okay idea on St. Patrick’s Day—at first. Against your better judgment, you convince yourself to partake thanks to an internal monologue studded with plenty of enthusiasm, but little logic: It’s green! It’s festive! Everyone’s having one! It’s a celebration! Green food was fun as a kid, and green beer is the awesome adult version!

But then you’re a sip or two in, and you’re all too aware that green food coloring doesn’t hold the same magic for you as an adult, in cheap beer, as it once did for you as a child, in green scrambled eggs.

All is not lost. First, set down the green beer and order a beer that tastes good to you. Next, plan a menu packed with green foods that people actually want to eat—no food coloring required.

Here are 17 dishes that prove green food can still be great:

Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto and Burrata

Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto and Burrata
by Josh Cohen
Macaroni Peas

Macaroni Peas
by Nicholas Day
Spinach, Mung Bean, and Millet Burgers

Spinach, Mung Bean, and Millet Burgers
by Lindsey S. Love | Dolly and Oatmeal
Roberta's Parsley Cake

Roberta’s Parsley Cake
by Genius Recipes
Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast
by Marian Bull
Collard Greens Braised in Coconut Milk

Collard Greens Braised in Coconut Milk
by Gena Hamshaw
Green Rice

Green Rice
by Marian Bull
Matcha Swiss Roll

Matcha Swiss Roll
by Betty
Milk-Braised Beet Greens

Milk-Braised Beet Greens
by Jennifer Perillo
Minty Pea Purée on Toast

Minty Pea Purée on Toast
by Gena Hamshaw
Heidi Swanson's Spicy Green Soup

Heidi Swanson’s Spicy Green Soup
by Genius Recipes
Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s Grasshopper Shake

Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s Grasshopper Shake
by Genius Recipes
Julie Sahni's Curried Avocado with Garlic and Green Chiles

Julie Sahni’s Curried Avocado with Garlic and Green Chiles
by Genius Recipes
Anna Thomas' Green Soup

Anna Thomas’ Green Soup
by Genius Recipes
Spanakopita Grilled Cheese

Spanakopita Grilled Cheese
by Alexandra V. Jones
Matcha Snickerdoodles

Matcha Snickerdoodles
by Ali Slagle
A Slaw-Kraut Hybrid to Inspire Your Dinners This Week

A Slaw-Kraut Hybrid to Inspire Your Dinners This Week
by Lindsay-Jean Hard

Tell us: What green foods will you be eating on St. Patrick’s Day?

This post originally ran last year—we’re running an updated version of it today because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!

from Food52
https://food52.com/blog/16204-17-green-foods-you-ll-actually-want-to-eat-on-st-patrick-s-day

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