80 Green Dish Recipes For Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day is nearly here and it's time to start planning for your Irish-themed get-together or quiet holiday dinner at home with the family. Maybe you're looking to put together an appetizer spread, brainstorm for a main entree, or put together a green dessert. Either way, we've totally got you with quite the comprehensive list of all types of green-colored dishes for you to choose from to stay festive and in the Saint Patrick's Day spirit. From classic veggie sides in various preparations to green baked goods to even some of our favorite green-inspired cocktails, these dishes are sure to please even the pickiest of leprechauns or Irish fairies.

Whether or not you're actually Irish and wearing your "Kiss Me I'm Irish" t-shirt that you pull out just once a year, or you don't have a drop of Irish blood in you all at all, it doesn't matter. These dishes are for anyone looking to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day festivities. So, what are you waiting for? Peruse this list, choose a recipe — or two, or three — and get cooking!

1. Asparagus Tart

This asparagus tart is yummy, easy to make, and pretty as a picture. It's perfect as a snack or appetizer and provides you with a serving of veggies. But the green in this tart is not just limited to asparagus — there's also garlic and herb Boursin cheese and fresh thyme leaves incorporated into the recipe. To prepare, you'll simply arrange the ingredients atop a puff pastry and bake; no need to even cut up the asparagus — the long stalks add to the dish's visual appeal.

Recipe: Asparagus Tart

2. Jalapeño Poppers

What better way to get the party started than with some spicy jalapeño poppers? Our version is stuffed with bacon and a cream cheese and Sriracha mixture and topped with breadcrumbs before baking. Recipe developer Laura Sampson has some great advice for knowing when these jalapeño poppers are done baking: She says to use a knife to poke them. They should be soft enough to be easily poked rather than firm. Eat these babies as soon as they come out of the oven for optimal tastiness.

Recipe: Jalapeño Poppers

3. Simple Collard Wrap

These collard wraps feature collard leaves chock full of prime Mediterranean foods like falafel and chickpeas. You can also add hummus as an optional ingredient. Additionally, you'll make a delectable tzatziki dipping sauce to dip your collard wraps in made from Greek yogurt, dill, and lemon for a little zest. Note there are quite a few ingredients involved and several steps required to make these collard wraps, but we assure you, these are easy to make and you'll be loving this green dish as soon as you're finished making it.

Recipe: Simple Collard Wrap

4. Roasted Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli rabe is a great side dish to make when you're looking for something a little different than your regular ol' broccoli, carrots, or green beans. Prep and cooking instructions are simple: you'll trim the broccoli rabe, spread it on a baking sheet, add some spices and avocado oil, then just bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn notes this vegetable's health benefits and recommends serving this side with pasta.

Recipe: Roasted Broccoli Rabe

5. Classic Spinach Quiche

Spinach quiche is the perfect dish for a Saint Patrick's Day breakfast or brunch with your friends and family. Plus, prep only takes 10 minutes, allowing you to spend more time with your loved ones. You'll use a store-bought refrigerated pie crust to make this quiche, into which you'll add a creamy, cheesy mixture made from Gruyère cheese, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, and, of course, spinach. Serve with some fruit and pastries to round out the meal.

Recipe: Classic Spinach Quiche

6. Avocado Ice Pop

Looking for a healthy Saint Patrick's Day dessert the whole family will love? Look no further than these avocado Popsicles. There are only four ingredients needed to make these ice pops: avocado, honey, Greek yogurt, and some lime for a little zest. As far as equipment goes, you'll also need a blender to combine the Popsicle mixture and Popsicle molds to shape them before they go into the freezer for about four hours before you pop them out and enjoy.

Recipe: Avocado Ice Pop

7. Traditional Mushy Peas

Recipe developer Susan Olayinka notes that mushy peas are one of the most popular dishes over in the U.K, but, rest assured, they're just as delicious in the States. Olayinka recommends using marrowfat peas for this recipe, but says they can often be hard to find on this side of the pond, so you can also use green split peas instead in a pinch. You'll fry these peas in melted butter, adding to the decadence of the side dish.

Recipe: Traditional Mushy Peas

8. Baked Pesto Salmon

This baked pesto salmon dish is perfect for Saint Patrick's Day dinner if you're not keen on the traditional corned beef and cabbage or are a pescatarian. Recipe developer Jaime Bachtell-Shelbert uses store-bought pesto for this recipe, making the dish super simple to assemble. You'll just put the pesto atop the salmon filets and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Looking to add some more green to your plate? Bachtell-Shelbert recommends serving this pesto salmon with sides like broccoli or green beans.

Recipe: Baked Pesto Salmon

9. Copycat Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

Texas Roadhouse's green beans are hugely popular at the steakhouse, probably because they're cooked in steak seasoning and have bacon mixed in with them. Recipe developer Kate Shungu nailed this copycat recipe, which tastes just like the dish as served at the restaurant. You'll use canned cut green beans which you'll simmer in chicken broth before adding the steak seasoning, bacon, and sautéed onions and garlic. Don't feel limited to just serving these green beans with steak. Shungu says they'd also be superb with chicken, a pork chops recipe, or ribs.

Recipe: Copycat Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

10. Fried Green Tomatoes

Recipe developer Erin Johnson says the secret to making these fried green tomatoes extra crispy is to double-dip them in the breadcrumbs to make sure they're completely coated. She notes that they should be eaten immediately after they are done frying, stating, "They will never be as good as they are fresh out of the oil." This traditional southern food might be usually reserved for summer picnics, but it will be a refreshing reminder of warmer weather on Saint Patrick's Day.

Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes

11. Green Ombre Cake

This is the perfect cake for Saint Patrick's Day, plus the ombré cake and buttercream frosting are both super fun and impressive. It might seem tricky to make, but rest assured, recipe developer Jennine Bryant breaks down the preparation steps to make it as simple as possible. The trick to creating the ombré cake is splitting the batter and adding varying amounts of green food coloring to each batch. You'll use a similar process with the frosting, which you'll pipe onto the cake in layers before smoothing it over.

Recipe: Green Ombre Cake

12. Grilled Bok Choy

You might be used to enjoying bok choy either raw or sautéed, but we encourage you to give this grilled version a try. Who knows, you may never look back! "Grilling it gives it a wonderful char and smokey depth that just can't be achieved with pan cooking," says recipe developer Hayley MacLean. You'll spread an oil mixture made from sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes across each piece of bok choy before grilling for the ultimate flavor.

Recipe: Grilled Bok Choy

13. Unique Guacamole

You might think of guacamole as a Mexican dish, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it on an Irish holiday. It is green, after all! Recipe developer Maren Epstein's version of guacamole contains the ripest avocados you can get your hands on, vine-fresh tomatoes, corn, Spanish onion, cilantro, and limes, the latter of which you'll blister — adding a smoky flavor to the dish — before adding to your guacamole. Enjoy with tortilla chips or sliced veggies.

Recipe: Unique Guacamole

14. White Bean and Kale Soup

Who wouldn't love to dig into this healthy soup loaded with plenty of kale and legumes? In addition to being healthy, recipe developer Miriam Hahn notes this soup is "hearty, savory, and delicious" with "a silky, creamy texture." Miriam Hahn says you can use any kind of kale in this recipe, but she prefers to use dinosaur kale. You'll also find other healthy ingredients in this soup include celery, potatoes, carrots, and onions. Serve with crusty bread.

Recipe: White Bean and Kale Soup

15. Classic Mojito Cocktail

You can't go wrong making a cocktail with a touch of green in it on Saint Patrick's Day. Traditionally made with rum, mint, and lime, recipe developer Jaime Shelbert also offers some suggestions for alternatives to change up the recipe including vodka and berries. Making the traditional cocktail is easy and involves simply prepping the mint and slicing up the limes. You'll then muddle them together before adding in the alcohol. Garnish with a lime slice or sprig of mint.

Recipe: Classic Mojito Cocktail

16. 30-Minute Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are totally vegetarian and while they can be made with any kind of pepper, we recommend green bell peppers to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. The stuffing is made from basil, brown rice, white beans, and tomato sauce. Recipe developer Sher Castellano walks you through how to cut and prepare the peppers, how to stuff them, and then how to cook them in extra tomato sauce in a pot. Top with grated Pecorino Romano cheese when finished.

Recipe: 30-Minute Stuffed Peppers

17. Summer Pea Salad

Okay, okay. We know this is called summer pea salad, but it would also make an excellent side on any Saint Patrick's Day table. The main ingredient is, of course, peas, but you'll also find cabbage, scallions, parsley, and radishes in this salad. It's dressed with a mixture of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice and zest for a refreshing twist. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze on some extra juice for extra flavor, if desired.

Recipe: Summer Pea Salad

18. Easy Mustard Greens

Besides providing great health benefits, mustard greens are also delicious, particularly so when prepared according to recipe developer Miriam Hahn's directions. "The taste of this dish is very peppery and bitter," Hahn notes, adding that the finished product "tastes like Dijon mustard." You'll sauté the mustard greens with garlic and onion, then add a vinaigrette made from apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and spices. Hahn recommends serving with some sliced heirloom tomatoes on top of the mustard greens.

Recipe: Easy Mustard Greens

19. Traditional Green Bean Casserole

So maybe you're used to enjoying green bean casserole as a Christmas staple, but it also makes a great green dish for Saint Patrick's Day. Recipe developer Erin Johnson put together this traditional version of the recipe — with some slight improvements — that's sure to be a tried and true favorite in your household, no matter what time of the year it is. The dish will be plenty creamy thanks to the addition of half and half. Johnson uses fresh green beans but notes you could also use canned or frozen green beans.

Recipe: Traditional Green Bean Casserole

20. Panfried Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a fantastic cruciferous vegetable to have on your dinner table if you're looking for a healthy side dish. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn keeps this panfried Brussels sprouts recipe simple but maximizes it for the ultimate in taste by adding white onion, garlic, and spices to the pan while cooking the Brussels sprouts in olive oil. Hahn recommends using a cast iron skillet to char the veggies, noting you can vary the time you cook them on high depending on how much char you desire.

Recipe: Panfried Brussels Sprouts

21. Spicy Freezer Pickles

This spicy freezer pickle recipe makes incredible sweet and sour pickles, thanks to recipe developer Miriam Hahn. You'll put the cucumbers into Mason jars with jalapeño — this is where the spice comes from — onions, and garlic, then cover them with a liquid mixture made from salt and sugar dissolved in vinegar before popping the jars in the freezer for about 24 hours to let the brine work its magic to form the pickles. Eat the pickles on their own or serve them with your favorite sandwiches.

Recipe: Spicy Freezer Pickles

22. Silky Cream of Broccoli Soup

This cream of broccoli has a lovely green hue sure to please any and all leprechauns that might be attending your Saint Patrick's Day festivities. To prepare, you'll toast up some mustard seeds, boil your broccoli under tender, then use an immersion blender to puree the broccoli until smooth. Be patient, as recipe developer Michelle McGlinn says this "creamy, untextured soup will require quite a bit of blending." Serve with a nice crusty bread for dipping.

Recipe: Silky Cream of Broccoli Soup

23. Air Fried Zucchini Chips

Everyone loves their air fryer. They're as trendy as they are popular. One of the best things about air frying is that it can help healthy foods like veggies stay healthy while still adding some tasty fried goodness into the mix. These fried zucchini chips are great as a side or an afternoon Saint Patty's Day snack. To make these, first cut the zucchini into rounds, then you'll toss the rounds in a special spice mixture. Pop them in the air fryer and cook for eight to 10 minutes and you're ready to enjoy.

Recipe: Air Fried Zucchini Chips

24. Homemade Avocado Hummus

What's better than hummus for a Saint Patrick's Day snack? Well, a creamy, green avocado hummus, of course. This recipe from recipe developer Kristen Carli mixes the hummus staple ingredients chickpeas and tahini with avocado in a food processor — a blender also works in a pinch — to make this healthy, filling dip. Serve with crudité, crackers, or pita chips. You might want to make a little extra; your party guests are certain to dig into this dip time and time again.

Recipe: Homemade Avocado Hummus

25. Apple Walnut Salad

This apple walnut salad has a lovely green color thanks to the fact that it's chock full of arugula with, of course, some walnuts and diced apples to round out the healthy salad. You'll also add in some feta cheese and dried cranberries for extra pizzazz. The dressing is simple to make. Success is all about the order in which you mix together the ingredients — first olive oil, second red wine vinegar, then honey. Finally, season with salt and pepper and toss with the salad and you're good to go!

Recipe: Apple Walnut Salad

26. Pesto Eggs

Pesto eggs are a great choice for Saint Patrick's Day breakfast, or really for any time of the day, if we're being honest. The recipe is an interesting twist on the popular avocado toast for which you top your toast with eggs cooked in basil pesto. Recipe developer Kristen Carli walks you through how to cook your eggs over-medium, but also offers suggestions on how to prepare them if you would like them cooked a little more or a little less. Top your toast and serve!

Recipe: Pesto Eggs

27. Easy Sautéed Beet Greens

Despite not being immensely popular, there are reasons to add beets to your diet and their greens as a side on your Saint Patrick's Day table spread. "Beets are one of those veggies that often do not get a lot of love, but they are really incredible in terms of nutrition," says recipe developer Kristen Carli. You'll just be using the greens of the beet for this recipe, so you'll start by slicing off the actual beets before sautéeing the greens. Carli does have a word of warning, cautioning you to be sure to wipe your countertops and cutting boards to avoid staining.

Recipe: Easy Sautéed Beet Greens

28. Roasted Green Beans

Recipe developer Jaime Bachtell-Shelbert recommends pairing this simple yet fabulous side with tofu if you are on a plant-based diet, but also notes it would go great with any kind of protein you desire. Prep is as simple as tossing the green beans in a mixture of olive oil, salt, and pepper before spreading them on a baking sheet before roasting them, being sure to flip them halfway through the 20 minute cook time. When finished, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Recipe: Roasted Green Beans

29. Spanakopita

Recipe developer Kate Shungu categorizes this recipe as an intermediate level one, but notes that really it's all about layering the phyllo dough, which just takes practice to master. There are quite a few ingredients, the main ones being frozen spinach, Greek yogurt, feta cheese, and the phyllo dough. There are also many fresh herbs mixed in. Shungu notes spanakopita makes a great app, or you can serve it as an entree with chicken kabobs.

Recipe: Spanakopita

30. Chimichurri Sauce

What better way to dress your steak on Saint Patrick's Day than with a bright green chimichurri sauce? Chimichurri sauce is made from multiple ingredients, but its green color comes from the herbaceous parsley. The sauce is super simple to make: Just put all the ingredients together in either a food processor or high-powered blender and hit pulse. Recipe developer Tara Rylie offers suggested fixes for if you find the finished product too salty or want to add some extra spice.

Recipe: Chimichurri Sauce

31. Three Bean Salad

This three bean salad is easy and healthy. The main salad is made from just four ingredients: chickpeas, kidney beans, parsley, and green beans. Recipe developer Kristen Carli also walks you through how to make a vinaigrette dressing from olive oil and apple cider vinegar to toss the salad in. Serve this lovely green three bean salad on its own as a Saint Patrick's Day snack or add it to your dinner spread as a side. Carli recommends pairing with salmon.

Recipe: Three Bean Salad

32. Lettuce Wrap

Let us wrap — pun totally intended — up some delicious lettuce wraps, which would be perfect for a healthy Saint Patrick's Day lunch. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka tops these Asian-inspired babies with ground beef and matchstick-chopped peppers and carrots. She makes a sauce made from sauces including kecap manis, a sweet soy sauce, and mirin, a Japanese sweet rice wine sauce. Fill the lettuce shells with all the goodies and add some Sriracha if you want a kick of heat.

Recipe: Lettuce Wraps

33. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adding some cocoa powder and mint to your classic chocolate chip cookie is a great way to elevate the traditional recipe for Saint Patrick's Day. Prep is pretty much the same as making any type of cookie: you mix together the dry and wet ingredients separately before combining them, then you'll add in Andes mints for the minty flavor. Garnish with some more Andes mints on top and make sure the green centers are visible for some Irish charm.

Recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

34. Creamed Spinach

Serving creamed spinach is a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies, plus, adults love it, too. Use fresh spinach for this recipe. You'll mix up a seasoning of nutmeg, salt, pepper, and chili flakes or cayenne pepper – the latter two depending on how much spice you want. Heavy cream and Parmesan cheese make this dish rich and decadent. Creamed spinach is the perfect side dish to be served with practically any main entree.

Recipe: Creamed Spinach

35. 15-Minute Pea and Broccoli Soup

The best thing about this pea and broccoli soup is how good it tastes, but the fact that it's healthy and takes only 15 minutes to whip up comes in not far behind. To prepare, you'll first sauté together some onions and garlic then make a stock of frozen peas, broccoli, vegetable stock, and a can's worth of cannellini beans. Soon after you'll use either a regular blender or immersion blender if you have one to create a smooth soup. Top with a drizzle of either sour cream, heavy cream, or yogurt before serving.

Recipe: 15-Minute Pea and Broccoli Soup

36. 3-Ingredient Pesto Calzone

While you may be tempted to automatically opt for a classic pepperoni pizza when visiting your favorite pizza joint, note that calzones are often the unsung heroes of the Italian world. This three-ingredient pesto calzone courtesy of recipe developer Susan Olayinka proves that with creamy ricotta cheese and pesto folded and baked in pizza dough. Olayinka uses store-bought pizza dough, ricotta, and pesto to get the ball rolling faster when putting together this recipe, but we won't deter you from making your own, if desired.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Pesto Calzone

37. Vitamin-Loaded Green Juice

This healthy green juice is chock full of some of our favorite green foods: celery, kale — spinach works in a pinch here, too — Lebanese or English cucumbers and Granny Smith apples. There's also some ginger thrown into the mix for extra flavor. You'll need a juicer to create this beverage, and recipe developer Ksenia Prints shows you which order to add each of the ingredients into the machine. Be sure to serve this green juice right away to maximize the health benefits of the drink.

Recipe: Vitamin-Loaded Green Juice

38. Easy Caramelized Green Cabbage and Bacon

Not a big fan of the traditional Saint Patrick's Day meal of corned beef and cabbage? Worry not, you can still enjoy a nice green cabbage prepared in a different fashion that might be more suitable to your taste buds. Recipe developer Jennifer En's green cabbage wedges are topped with strips of bacon, olive oil, salt, and pepper before they're arranged on a baking sheet and popped into the oven for roasting. Serve as either a side or a main entree.

Recipe: Easy Caramelized Green Cabbage and Bacon

39. Air Fryer Garlic Green Beans

Everyone is all about their air fryer these days, and for good reason. The appliance can add the fried taste you love to your favorite foods in a healthier fashion. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn notes the air fryer is great for these garlic green beans because "cooking them this way keeps them crunchy and fresh vs. soft and limp." Hahn says these beans are the perfect side dish to serve with "just about anything" and leftovers keep great.

Recipe: Air Fryer Garlic Green Beans

40. Sauteed Swiss Chard

This sautéed Swiss chard is super simple to make. After prepping the leafy veg, you'll just sauté some garlic in olive oil, add in the Swiss chard to the pan, and sauté the whole shabang. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn notes that making this sautéed Swiss chard is much like sautéing spinach. Add some salt, pepper, and red chili flakes for seasoning. Hahn adds fresh tomatoes and Italian parsley to take this dish to the next level, but these ingredients are certainly optional.

Recipe: Sauteed Swiss Chard

41. Savory Roasted Beet Salad

You'll use some mixed greens as the base of this salad to make for its predominantly green color, but the star of the show here is really the beets. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka notes that roasted beets is a great preparation method because "[It] caramelizes them" and "makes [them] sweeter." You'll top the salad with some walnuts and goat cheese – Olayinka says feta would work here, too — and toss it with an olive-oil based dressing with white wine vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard.

Recipe: Savory Roasted Beet Salad

42. Egg Salad With Avocado

This twist on egg salad not only adds a little fun and some great health benefits — including plenty of protein — but also a green hue, making it the perfect recipe for a Saint Patrick's Day snack or to add to toast for breakfast. To prepare, you'll mash three hard boiled eggs with an avocado and some mayonnaise, then add in some lime juice, the latter of which recipe developer Laura Sampson says "really elevates the fresh taste of this salad." Be sure to enjoy this avocado egg salad when it's fresh!

Recipe: Egg Salad With Avocado

43. Mixed Greens

Kale and spinach are the stars of the show in this recipe, which you'll sauté with some garlic to make. Sprinkle with cheese when finished, if desired. It's as simple as that! These mixed greens are a great side for any Saint Patrick's Day meal. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka recommends serving it with any protein, such as grilled chicken, grilled steak, or grilled pork chops. These mixed greens are a great way to get healthy servings of veggies in while still being festive!

Recipe: Mixed Greens

44. Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is another great veggie side with tons of health benefits, and, bonus, it can be whipped together with just five minutes of prep time and 12 minutes of cook time, leaving you plenty of time to focus on your Saint Patrick's Day entree. If you can arrange asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle a little salt on top, you can pull off this recipe. Recipe developer Sher Castellano says this dish would be delicious with hard boiled eggs or any type of meat.

Recipe: Roasted Asparagus

45. Vegetable Wonton Soup

This wonton soup has plenty of cabbage, bok choy, spinach, and scallions, adding some green to your bowl. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn also says you could add or substitute swiss chard or kale here, too. The most difficult part of making this soup is making the wonton filling and assembling the wontons, which will take some time, but trust us, the finished product is well worth your efforts. Hahn's tip: "Don't overfill the wontons" as to ensure they don't break apart.

Recipe: Vegetable Wonton Soup

46. Quick Pickled Jalapeños

Pickled jalapeños we can enjoy in just 15 minutes? Sign us up! You can also up the ante on the brine, adding in some other vegetables like green bell peppers or onions. After making the pickling liquid in a pot, you'll pour it over your sliced jalapeños — and other veggies, if desired — in a Mason jar. Then pop them into the fridge until you're ready to serve at your Saint Patrick's Day get-together. Recipe developer Jaime Shelbert suggests serving with burritos or perhaps even loaded baked potatoes. "This is the ultimate condiment to level up your favorite dishes," Shelbert says.

Recipe: Quick Pickled Jalapeños

47. Crispy Fried Okra

You'll only need four ingredients for this fried okra recipe: fresh okra, vegetable oil, salt, and black pepper. It doesn't get much simpler than that! Recipe developer Susan Olayinka walks you through how to prep and fry the okra step-by-step, so there's no mystery here when it comes to how to execute this recipe. You'll want to fry until each piece is golden and crispy, then eat it on its own as a snack, or, as Olayinka recommends, alongside some rice.

Recipe: Crispy Fried Okra

48. Sweet Kale Salad

There are quite a few ingredients necessary for this recipe — including some of our green favorites: green cabbage, shaved Brussels sprouts, broccoli slaw, and, of course, kale — but don't let that deter you from trying it out. The addition of Honeycrisp apple, dried cranberries, and toasted pepitas make it colorful and a joy to eat. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn shows you how to prep each ingredient, make the dressing, and then combine it all for a truly beautiful salad.

Recipe: Sweet Kale Salad

49. Flash-Fried Snow Peas

Looking for a great green side that comes together in just seven minutes? We've got your back! Check out this recipe for flash-fried snow peas which involves essentially sautéing up some snow peas with garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka says this recipe is all about the sesame oil, and you should be sure to use a light sesame oil versus a darker one for best results. Be careful not to overcook to keep your snow peas crunchy.

Recipe: Flash-Fried Snow Peas

50. Basil Pesto Sauce

You might think of pesto merely as a pasta topping, but it's oh so much more versatile than that. It can be used as a dip, tossed with vegetables, or even folded into hamburger meat for extra flavor. This traditional pesto from recipe developer Tara Rylie is made from basil, Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts, but Rylie offers suggestions on substitutions you can make for each ingredient if you're out of one, allergic, or just not feeling it. Use a food processor or Vitamix blender to mix it all together.

Recipe: Basil Pesto Sauce

51. Green Ghost Cocktail

The main ingredient in this green ghost cocktail may be gin, but it's the green chartreuse liqueur that's the star of the show here, adding both color and a sweet yet slightly bitter flavor. You'll only need five minutes, the gin, green chartreuse liqueur, and some lime juice to put this cocktail together before serving it to your friends and family at your Saint Patrick's Day shindig. Be sure to shake the cocktail, not stir it, a la James Bond.

Recipe: Green Ghost Cocktail

52. Crispy Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Recipe developer Jennifer En notes this crispy roasted Parmesan broccoli is a wonderful side dish as it's healthy, delicious, and easy to put together. After you prep your broccoli florets, you'll toss them in a mixture of Parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon zest, and breadcrumbs you'll make from a sourdough bread. You'll roast the broccoli-breadcrumb mixture on a baking sheet, being sure to flip halfway through the cooking time. When the breadcrumbs are golden and the broccoli tender, you're finished!

Recipe: Crispy Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

53. Old-Fashioned Green Beans and Potatoes

Potatoes are an Irish staple and green beans are, well, green, so this is the perfect Saint Patrick's Day dish! You'll use mini multi-colored potatoes for this recipe, which you'll mix together with steamed green beans, sliced onions, and a "French Nicoise-like dressing." This is a great dish to enjoy on its own or as a side dish. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn says she likes to eat it cold the day after making it after the flavors have had time to fully blend.

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Green Beans and Potatoes

54. Split Pea Soup

We love this split pea soup recipe from recipe developer Maren Epstein because it is so versatile; you can make easy changes to make this soup vegetarian or vegan-friendly or to add some meat for the meat-lovers out there. Be sure you use green split peas for this recipe as opposed to regular peas, which are processed differently. Alternatively, you could also use green lentils. If you can sauté up some veggies, make a stock, and use a blender, you can make this delicious split pea soup for Saint Patrick's Day.

Recipe: Split Pea Soup

55. Garlicky Grilled Zucchini

Who says you can't get your grill out in March? Not us! But if you're not inclined to stand outside in the cold, not to worry, recipe developer Jennine Bryant made these garlicky grilled zucchini in a ridged grill pan on her stove. You'll need the usual suspects – zucchini, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper — to make this dish, but Bryant also adds in some basil and pine nuts, the latter of which she says gives the dish a "beautiful, nutty flavor." Serve as a Saint Patty's Day side dish with any kind of meat or fish.

Recipe: Garlicky Grilled Zucchini

56. At-Home Saag Paneer

Paneer may be the main ingredient in this dish, but there's also some spinach in the mix here that gives this saag paneer a touch of green coloring. There are plenty of spices in this dish to take it to the next level, including but not limited to ginger paste, cumin seeds, garam masala, and ground turmeric. This saag paneer is great the day it's made, or you can save it for a few days after the holiday as leftovers, when it will be just as good.

Recipe: At-Home Saag Paneer

57. Asian Cucumber Salad

There are a lot of ingredients necessary to pull off this Asian cucumber salad recipe, but most are for the delectable, olive oil- and rice vinegar-based dressing. Plenty of mandolin-cut cucumbers, cilantro, and scallions make up the green color in this salad, and they're joined by some sliced red onions. Garnish with red pepper flakes and sesame seeds and serve with just about anything, including "meat off the grill, baked fish, hearty pasta, tofu stir fry, savory curry dish, egg rolls or even burritos," as recipe developer Miriam Hahn suggests.

Recipe: Asian Cucumber Salad

58. Collard Greens

This recipe from recipe developer Ty Peay is an interesting twist on the traditional collard greens with the addition of smoked turkey wing meat. Peay says the secret to executing this recipe is making sure it is a slow braise. After sautéing the aromatics, you'll move them to a pot to which you'll add sugar, bouillon cubes, water, whole smoked turkey wings, and salt and pepper. Be sure to allow the mixture to simmer for about 45 minutes before moving onto the next step. Dress the finished product with white distilled vinegar and some hot sauce.

Recipe: Collard Greens

59. Creamy Avocado Pasta

Avocado, basil, pesto, and tomatoes take a traditional pasta dish and make it healthier than one with say an Alfredo or creamy vodka sauce. Recipe developer Catherine Brookes uses spaghetti as the pasta of choice for this recipe, saying either regular spaghetti or gluten-free pasta would both work just as fine. To prepare the sauce, you'll grind up all the greens and some lemon zest in a food processor, then add in some olive oil. Enjoy as the perfect Saint Patrick's Day pasta entree.

Recipe: Creamy Avocado Pasta

60. Roasted Broccolini

Recipe developer Sher Castellano is a big fan of broccolini, stating, "I love the 'classic but slightly sweeter than broccoli' taste." While related to broccoli, broccolini is a different vegetable, which you'll be able to distinguish by its long, thin stalks. Roasting this broccolini is super simple. Just prep the veggies, spread them on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, add some salt, and then massage the broccolini to make sure each piece is adequately covered before popping the baking tray in the oven.

Recipe: Roasted Broccolini

61. Blistered Shishito Peppers

These blistered shishito peppers are perfect for a Saint Patrick's day get-together appetizer with their mild spice level and recipe developer Miriam Hahn's suggested pairing of some ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side for dipping. She also offers another easy recipe for a dip with paprika if you're looking for something with a little kick. Hahn recommends using a cast iron skillet for the blistering process, noting it should take about five minutes for the peppers to cook.

Recipe: Blistered Shishito Peppers

62. Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a fantastic dish hailing from the Mediterranean region with plenty of health benefits. The main ingredient is a grain called bulgur, which recipe developer Susan Olayinka says is "a cross between rice and couscous." The green coloring comes from parsley, mint, cucumber, and spring onions, and the dish has a pop of red thanks to the addition of some cherry tomatoes. You'll cook the bulgur first before adding in the vegetables and mixing in a light dressing.

Recipe: Tabbouleh

63. Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad

You're usually used to making a chicken salad with purely mayo and maybe some celery, but this creamy avocado chicken salad recipe will take your sometimes boring traditional chicken salad recipe to the next level. Ingredients include chicken breast, mayo, lime juice, honey, red onion, cilantro, and some spices. Mix it all together before serving on a sandwich, in lettuce wraps, or as a dip with some pita or tortilla chips. Be sure to enjoy before the avocado starts to brown.

Recipe: Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad

64. Garlic-Sauteed Spinach

Sautéing plain 'ol spinach can be a snooze fest, but adding in this garlicky flavor takes the classic side up a notch. First, you'll create a garlic-infused olive oil to cook the spinach in. Sauté in the spinach. Serve as is, or add in some additions recommended by recipe developer Michelle McGlinn including some lemon, heavy cream to make a cream sauce to serve atop some roasted salmon, or mix with some pasta and add sun-dried tomatoes.

Recipe: Garlic-Sauteed Spinach

65. Spicy Szechuan Green Beans

When recipe developer Susan Olayinka discovered you could season more than meat with Szechuan seasoning, she was delighted to try it out on green beans. Olayinka walks you through how to perfectly cook these spicy Szechuan green beans, noting that the finished product "shouldn't be too soft" but also "shouldn't be too hard." Make sure they're "soft with a bit of crunch" and not to overcrowd the pan, which will lead to soggy green beans.

Recipe: Spicy Szechuan Green Beans

66. Easy Turnip Greens Soup

Recipe developer Kristen Carli uses plenty of canned turnip greens to make this filling soup, adding in great northern beans, yellow onion, and a whole pound of kielbasa. Creole seasoning adds some extra flavor to the soup. Prep is as simple as cooking the onion and kielbasa, then adding in the beans, turnip greens, and some chicken broth. This soup is great for a warming Saint Patrick's Day lunch. Serve with a slice of crusty bread.

Recipe: Easy Turnip Greens Soup

67. Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Asparagus might be a bit plain, but the addition of cheese will make this vegetable please even the pickiest of eaters, including kids. Plus, as recipe developer Susan Olayinka explains, caramelizing the asparagus takes away some of the usual bitterness. After prepping the asparagus, you'll spread it on a baking sheet and cover with some olive oil and salt. Cover with mozzarella cheese — although Olayinka notes cheddar or really any kind of cheese will work — and bake.

Recipe: Cheesy Baked Asparagus

68. Classic Mint Julep

While a mint julep itself might not be green, you'll muddle some mint for the drink and we definitely recommend garnishing the cocktail with a sprig or two of fresh green spearmint. To make this drink, you'll also need some Bourbon, simple syrup, and recipe developer Michelle McGlinn adds in some bitters, but this step is optional. McGlinn uses pellet ice, which she says you should be able to buy at Walmart or suggests you crush ice yourself. Once finished, sit back, enjoy your cocktail, and relax. It's a holiday, after all!

Recipe: Classic Mint Julep

69. Sauteed Cabbage

This sauteed cabbage is great as a Saint Patty's Day afternoon snack, or perfect as a side with some chicken, sausage, or fish, as recipe developer Sher Castellano recommends. Castellano is quick to point out that in addition to a head of cabbage, you'll need a fat, an acid, and some salt to pull off this recipe. She uses olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and sea salt. Castellano walks you through how to slice your cabbage into a "fine shred" and sauté to perfection.

Recipe: Sauteed Cabbage

70. Avocado Toast

Millennials everywhere have been touting the greatness of avocado toast for years, but we think it's time everyone of every generation hop on the bandwagon. This avocado toast is perfect for your Saint Patrick's Day breakfast and while the topping options are endless, recipe developer Maren Epstein recommends goat cheese and chives or eggplant caponata. Be sure to toast your bread enough that it doesn't become soggy under the weight of the avocado spread and other toppings.

Recipe: Avocado Toast

71. Summer Pesto Pasta Salad

Pasta salad may be a food you think of when you think of outdoor summer picnics, but there's no rule that you can't enjoy it anytime of the year, especially on Saint Patrick's Day! This pesto pasta salad is delicious and includes some veggies including grape tomatoes, arugula, and red onion. Recipe developer Cecilia Ryu uses store-bought pesto, but you can certainly make your own, if desired. Serve on its own or top with a protein like chicken or shrimp.

Recipe: Summer Pesto Pasta Salad

72. Roasted Broccoli

Roasting broccoli is super easy and you probably have all the ingredients you need for this recipe in your pantry or refrigerator already. You'll just need to head to the grocery store to buy some fresh broccoli. Recipe developer Maren Epstein drizzles olive oil over the broccoli, but notes you could also use butter or a mixture of olive oil and butter. Season with salt and pepper and a little lemon juice before putting it in the oven.

Recipe: Roasted Broccoli

73. Quick and Easy Cabbage Steak

If you have a baking sheet, a head of cabbage, olive oil, some garlic powder, salt, pepper, and an oven, you can make this quick and easy cabbage steak, which is perfect as a Saint Patrick's Day side. Add some cayenne or chili pepper if you want to add some spice. Be sure to use a sharp knife when cutting the cabbage into rounds. You'll know the cabbage steaks are done when the edges get crispy and start to brown.

Recipe: Quick and Easy Cabbage Steak

74. Simple Banana Avocado Smoothie

While green juice might be having a moment, we think you'll enjoy a green smoothie just as much, maybe even more! Make sure you use completely frozen bananas and ripe avocados for this smoothie. When it comes to milk, you can use either regular dairy milk or a non-dairy option like almond milk or oat milk. The final ingredient is a bit of lime juice. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka tells you what order to mix the ingredients in the blender.

Recipe: Simple Banana Avocado Smoothie

75. Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli

While recipe developer Miriam Hahn usually enjoys her broccoli steamed, she's a big fan of cooking it in the air fryer. "I honestly can eat a whole bag of broccoli myself when it is cooked this way," she says. After prepping the broccoli by trimming off the ends, you'll season the florets before popping them in the air fryer. Serve with some slices of lemon for a garnish. If you want to reheat this broccoli as leftovers, Hahn suggests putting them back in the air fryer for a re-crisp.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli

76. Classic Green Tea Shot

So you're aware, while this shot looks an awful lot like green tea with its light green tint, there is actually no green tea in this drink and it does not taste like green tea. Instead, the shot is made up of sour mix, peach schnapps, Sprite, and, in the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day, an Irish whiskey such as Jameson. Mix two ounces of each ingredient together with some ice in a shaker, then pour into shot glasses.

Recipe: Classic Green Tea Shot

77. Easy Garlic Scape Pesto

This bright green colored pesto has garlic scapes to thank for its fancy hue, as well as its unique taste. You'll mix it all together in a food processor with some olive oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and pine nuts — although recipe developer Ksenia Prints notes sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds would also work here. The whole process will only take you about 10 minutes. Serve with your favorite pasta or on top of some toasted bread.

Recipe: Easy Garlic Scape Pesto

78. Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake

Getting your first Shamrock Shake from McDonald's on Saint Patrick's Day is practically a rite of passage, one you're sure to repeat every year. Thanks to recipe developer Susan Olayinka, you don't have to head to the fast food joint to enjoy a Shamrock Shake, but rather can make them in the comfort of your own kitchen. How convenient is that? After mixing the ingredients in a blender, top the finished shakes with fresh whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

Recipe: Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake

79. Roasted Broccoli and Asparagus

What's better than simply roasted broccoli or just roasted asparagus? Why, the two delicious and healthy vegetables together, of course! This roasted broccoli and asparagus recipe will help you get in two daily servings of green veggies. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka has you roast the two veggies on the same pan, tossing both in olive oil and salt and pepper before putting each piece on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil. It's the perfect side dish for your Saint Patrick's Day meal.

Recipe: Roasted Broccoli and Asparagus

80. Corned Beef and Cabbage

We've saved the most traditional Saint Patrick's Day recipe for last: corned beef and cabbage. Just the cabbage is green in this recipe, which you'll pair with deliciously-cooked corned beef. Recipe developer Annie Lampella recommends using a store-bought spice mix, but also notes the ingredients you would need to make your own. Lampella says to serve the corned beef and cabbage with "boiled potatoes, steamed carrots, and extra mustard on the side." Grab a Guinness and cheers: "Sláinte!"

Recipe: Corned Beef and Cabbage