11 Totally Delicious Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired March 16, 2016

Get in the spirit this St. Patrick’s Day with these amazing green foods that will be fun for the whole family! And they’re all packed with flavor – no bland green eggs here.

No. 1: Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

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These delish and super easy rotisserie chicken enchiladas are served with a delish green tomatillo salsa.

No. 2: Ann Romney’s Green Drink

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This extremely nutritious AND delicious green smoothie came to use courtesy of Ann Romney. It features kale, spinach, lime, green apple, ginger, pineapple and passion fruit tea. Yum!

No. 3: Skirt Steak with Mean, Green Romesco

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Rachael pairs a grilled skirt steak with a nutty green tomatillo romesco sauce. As a bonus, this meal is completely gluten-free.

No. 4: Valerie Bertinelli’s Green Beans with Shallots

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Valerie blanches her green beans until they turn a vibrant green, then tosses them with a shallot and red wine vinegar dressing. Whether you serve it warm or cold, it will be equally delicious!

No. 5: Hudson’s Good Morning Juice

 

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Start St. Paddy’s Day off on the right foot with this really fun breakfast juice from Curtis Stone that will make it easy to get your kids to drink their vitamins!

No. 6: Gwyneth Paltrow's Guacamole

 

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Guacamole is not exactly Irish, but we’re pretty sure St. Patrick would have been into it. And we got the recipe from GOOP queen Gwyneth Paltrow, who knows a thing or two about superfoods like avocado.

No. 7: Macaroni and Cheese Primavera

 

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This recipe is one you’re going to want to bookmark. You can use the novelty of St. Patrick’s Day to introduce this to your kids, and once you get them hooked, you can pull this out again and again. It’s basically a healthier version of mac and cheese with veggies. Nothing to get mad at there.

No. 8: Penne with Pistachio-Mint Pesto

 

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This pasta brings in several layers of green – via pistachios, mint, parsley and asparagus. It’s a simple and quick comfort food you can toss together for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner after a long day.

No. 9: Green Goddess Dressing and Roast Chicken

 

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Parsley, chives, scallions and tarragon bring a beautiful emerald hue to this delicious dish. The chicken can be prepared and marinated the night before, then all you have to do is pop it in the oven at dinnertime.

Tip:
Cooking the chicken on a wire rack set inside a baking sheet allows the heat to hit all sides.

No. 10: Clinton Kelly’s Grasshoppa! Milk Shake

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This one is for the adults to enjoy after the kids go to bed! You can toast St. Patrick’s Day with Clinton Kelly’s favorite boozy milk shake.

No. 11: Sunny Anderson's Grilled Green Tomato Bloody Mary

 

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Another adults-only item is Sunny Anderson’s delish green tomato Bloody Mary. Now, if you have time for brunch on St. Patrick’s Day, this would be perfect. But there’s no rule saying this couldn’t be a nightcap as well.

Tell us in the comments – what green foods do you like to serve on St. Patrick’s Day? And watch below to see Rach make her delicious green enchiladas!

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