Get out your bagpipes and four-leaf clovers, because it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday began to honor St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who dedicated his life to missionary work and spreading Christianity. Today, St. Patrick’s Day also celebrates the history and heritage of Ireland. People wear green, attend parades, and enjoy Irish food and drink.
While many traditional Irish dishes contain meat and dairy, we say St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to celebrate all foods green. That doesn’t mean just salads; after all, it is a holiday. You can eat green and still indulge in delicious, decadent dishes. Take a look at these 12 Vegan Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day and Vegan St. Patrick’s Day Recipes That Will Make Your Guests Green With Envy. We’re talking indulgent goodies like this Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Irish Cake and this dairy-free St. Patty’s Day Shake.
So, put on your best green outfit and enjoy these 17 St. Patrick’s Day recipes that are worth a pot of gold!
Okay, maybe the burger itself isn’t green, but everything else about this Bean Burger With Herb Aioli is. This meaty bean burger is paired with a refreshing and creamy herb aioli that is bright, green, and delicious. Serve this burger on toasted buns with leafy greens, sweet potato fries, and extra sauce on the side, for dipping.
This Cashew Cream Stuffed Avocado looks like the kind of appetizer you might order in a high-end restaurant, but it’s so easy and affordable to make at home. Halved avocados are stuffed with a homemade cashew cream, garnished with chopped nuts and chives, and served with a side of sliced cherry tomatoes. Serve these as an appetizer or light course at your St. Patrick’s Day bash.
Did you know it’s a law to serve potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day? Okay, that’s not true, but once you taste this Mashed Potato Casserole With Broccoli and Cauliflower Gravy, you’ll think it should be. This casserole has a layer of mashed potatoes and beans, then a layer of cauliflower mushroom gravy, then a final layer of minced broccoli. This ultimate comfort food of a casserole is creamy, dreamy, and a must-make on St. Paddy’s Day.
Turn a bowl of soup into a lunchtime indulgence with this Truffled Cream of Broccoli Soup With Croutons. Silken tofu is the key to its amazing texture, and a whole pound of fresh broccoli gives it that beautiful green color. The soup is topped with a bit of truffle oil, and a sprinkle of homemade croutons on top adds a savory, satisfying crunch.
These Raw Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches are truly divine. Sweetened avocado-banana ice cream sits atop a chocolatey base of raisins and Brazil nuts, then both layers are then coated with melted chocolate. You can cover the whole thing in chocolate or choose to leave it as a top layer so you can see the pretty green ice cream.
Protein-rich edamame along with fresh cilantro, carrots, and broccoli slaw, come together in these beautifully vibrant Cilantro Edamame Burgers. Flavorful, fresh, and delicious! Serve in a lettuce wrap or on burger buns with your favorite toppings.
Unlike yeast breads, soda breads rely on baking soda for leavening and there’s no kneading involved, making it a fast and easy-to-make bread. The exterior of this Almond, Raisin, and Basil Soda Bread is crusty but the inside is slightly moist. This recipe is flavored with almonds, raisins, and basil, giving it an herby and nutty flavor but feel free to get creative with rosemary, thyme, or any other spices you like in bread.
Every great party needs a dip, and your St. Patrick’s Day party needs this Roasted Garlic, Dill and Chive Bean Dip. Chickpeas and white beans are a fantastic neutral-tasting base for roasted garlic, chive, and the distinct taste of dill. Packed with flavor and protein, this dip is perfect for crusty breads like sourdough or French baguettes.
Whether you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner treat, these Iced Matcha Green Tea Frappés are sure to satisfy your craving for sweets. The rich and velvety green tea matcha blend provides a light caffeine boost and is a nice differentiation to the traditional coffee frappé. For this recipe, go for coconut milk as opposed to almond for optimal froth!
This stunning Matcha Green Tea and Mint Cheesecake is so indulgent and decadent, you’ll never believe it’s healthy. It combines the refreshing flavors of green tea and mint with a hint of chocolate. It also contains spinach, but no one will ever guess that. Completely raw and vegan, everyone will only taste deliciousness.
Everyone will be chirping with joy when they taste this Raw Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Pie. The crust is made with dates and nuts, and the filling is made with cashews, spirulina, and mint. No one has to know that it’s non-dairy, but you probably won’t be able to stop yourself from bragging about that.
While at first glance this Sweet Pea Hummus looks like guacamole, don’t be fooled! It’s actually a deliciously, creamy sweet pea hummus! Made with sweet peas, tahini, lime, chickpeas, and plenty of garlic, it’s brimming with flavor and nutrition. Whether you dip in some veggies, put it on a brown rice cake, or use it as a spread for a veggie-loaded sandwich, this hummus is a great staple.
Does anything avocado make your heart pitter-patter? Then this incredibly creamy, easy, and quick Creamy Avocado Pasta is the meal for you! You only need a few simple ingredients and less than 15 minutes to whip up this delightful meal. Not only is it incredibly satisfying and highly shareable, but it also makes a great lunch or dinner for St. Patrick’s Day.
Your tastebuds won’t know what hit them when you treat yourself to one of these amazing Green Goddess Griller sandwiches! Nutty pesto, creamy avocado, and melty vegan cheese come together between two pieces of bread to create the grilled sandwich of your dreams.
Finally, you can eat your cake pie and have it, too. This Naturally Delicious Key Lime Pie is just as decadently rich as its original version. It has the right amount of sweetness and tanginess. It even has the irresistible, melt-in-your-mouth texture. And forget graham crackers, butter, and sugar, because the coconut-date pie crust is the ultimate winner.
You can’t have a party without guacamole, and this is The Ultimate Guacamole. Creamy avocado, red onion, tomatoes, and spices make this the best recipe for guacamole you’ll ever have. Serve this amazing guac with pita chips and fresh vegetables, or enjoy it in wrap form. With such delicious flavors and versatility, the possibilities are endless!
Presenting the Perfect Vegetable Pesto Pizza! Whether it’s the effortlessness of the recipe, the pizza’s colorful appearance, or the flavors from the variety of fresh produce and homemade pesto, there are so many reasons to make this pizza. Having green pizza on St. Patrick’s Day is the best reason of all.
Colcannon is an Irish side dish, traditionally made with potatoes, kale or cabbage, spring onions, chives, milk, and butter. For this Cauliflower Colcannon, potatoes are replaced by cauliflower and non-dairy milk and vegan butter stand in for their dairy counterparts. This dish is low-carb, low-fat, low-starch, and paleo-friendly! Pair with vegan sausages for a simple, but satisfying meal.
Time for a mini Raw White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake break! This delicious cheesecake recipe is so easy to make! Each raw treat is beautifully made from creamy cashews, kale (but they taste so good, you would never guess that!), and a date-nut base. The only words to really describe these white chocolate cheesecakes is that they are delectable, creamy, sweet, satisfying, luscious, and lip-smackingly amazing!
It’s so easy being green when you have amazing recipes like these. Enjoy them all because remember, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
Lead image source:Iced Matcha Green Tea Frappés