15 Awesome Paleo St Patrick’s Recipes You Have To Try

St Patrick’s Day is a great reason to go green with some tasty paleo recipes. While many people will be drinking Guinness and green beer, or baking soda bread, there are many paleo recipes that you can try on March 17th.

15 Awesome Paleo St Patrick's Recipes You Have To Try

The green coloring is also natural as it can come from various vegetables like kale, spinach, or avocado. You can even use some tasty herbs such as parsley or cilantro to achieve the desired green effect. 

Whether you want to start St Patrick’s Day with some green eggs or try some green dips for snacks or even green desserts, this list of 15 recipes will have you covered.

1. Shamrock Fried Eggs

For a cute breakfast treat on March 17th, chop a bell pepper across the top so you have shamrock-shaped rings. Melt some butter in a pan and flip the rings once then crack an egg inside each one.

Season with some salt then cover until the yolk is done and then serve. 

2. Roasted Garlic And Cauliflower Dip

While it may not be wholly green, you can create a dip with all three colors in the Irish tricolor with this Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Dip. Start with the white which comes from a roasted head of garlic which is blitzed with a steamed cauliflower head.

Mix in half a cup of extra virgin olive oil (the orange), the juice of a lemon, two tablespoons of water, and half a teaspoon of sea salt. Once smooth, garnish with green elements of olives and parsley. 

3. Green Gazpacho

While gazpacho is typically made from tomatoes, you can make a green version with an English cucumber and a pint of yellow grape tomatoes in a food processor. Add two scallions, a fennel bulb, two garlic cloves, and half a seeded jalapeño.

Throw in a handful each of baby spinach and basil leaves then some water until smooth and transfer to a bowl.

Add two cups of the mix to the food processor with two avocados, the juice of two limes, a tablespoon or white balsamic vinegar, and two tablespoons of olive oil with seasoning to blitz and then add to the rest of the bowl to chill before serving.   

4. Avocado Soup

Another bright green liquid recipe that is great for St Patrick’s Day is Avocado Soup. Simply sauté a chopped onion with two garlic cloves, half an inch of minced garlic, and a pinch of dried chili flakes.

Blitz with the juice of two limes, ten mint leaves, three avocados, and a cup of water. Add some seasoning to taste and heat it up in a pan. 

5. Frozen Matcha Latte

For a treat during St Patrick’s Day, create a Frozen Matcha Latte. In a bowl, combine three tablespoons of hot water with two teaspoons of honey and one and a half teaspoons of matcha green tea.

Combine and pour into a food processor then add a cup of almond milk, and two tablespoons of coconut cream, with one and a half cups of ice. Blitz until smooth and serve.

6. Zucchini Fritters

A really simple and easy St Patrick’s Day breakfast recipe is Zucchini Fritters.

Grate zucchini until you have a full cup and then squeeze out the excess liquid before adding to a third of a cup of chopped green onion, half a teaspoon of sea salt, a tablespoon of nutritional yeast, and two tablespoons of finely chopped fresh basil in a large bowl.

Blitz two cups of broccoli florets until crumbly then add to the bowl with two beaten eggs and two-thirds a cup of almond flour then combine. Form small patties and flatten them before frying in batches until crisp in hot extra virgin olive oil. 

7. Parsley Pesto

With a simple pesto, you can ramp up the flavor for fish or meat dishes as well as make a simple pasta dish.

Simply blitz together two cups of parsley leaves, three-quarters a cup of raw cashews, a third a cup of olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice, half a teaspoon of lemon zest, a dash of sea salt, and pepper.

Once you are happy with how smooth the pesto is, transfer the pesto to an airtight container. 

8. Mint Chimichurri

Mint Chimichurri is a vivid green color and is so versatile to go with several meat dishes. To create a batch, blitz two garlic cloves until smooth and then add a cup each of mint and parsley leaves.

Blitz again and remove to a bowl and then add two tablespoons of red wine vinegar, half a teaspoon of kosher salt, and a quarter teaspoon of red pepper flakes then stir until combined.

Gradually add in six tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil for the final touch.   

9. Spinach And Avocado Dip

Another vivid green accompaniment is this Spinach and Avocado Dip. Simply blitz together five cups of baby spinach, an avocado, a quarter cup of onion, two tablespoons of lemon juice, two garlic cloves, and half a teaspoon of pink salt.

Once smooth, add to an airtight container.

10. Salsa Verde

Another dip that you can create is Salsa Verde which can be really easy to make.

Blitz together a pound of tomatillos, with a yellow onion, eight cloves of garlic, four jalapeño peppers, a cup of cilantro leaves (with the stems), half a cup of lime juice, and half a teaspoon of fine sea salt. Transfer to a jar or into a dish to serve immediately. 

11. Avocado Banana Smoothie

For a delicious and healthy green smoothie (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love‘), blitz together half an avocado and a banana with a cup of coconut milk and ice. Add in some honey for sweetness and serve. 

12. Mint Brownie Milkshake

For a delicious milkshake you can enjoy during St Patrick’s Day, blitz together a banana, an avocado, two cups of spinach, half a teaspoon of mint extract, and a can of coconut cream.

Create the chocolate drizzle from a quarter cup of melted dark chocolate and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Garnish with some cacao nibs and enjoy.

13. Dairy-Free Mint Ice-Cream

Ice cream (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Ice Cream Recipes You’ll Love‘) can be paleo and ideal for St Patrick’s Day. Blitz together a can of full-fat coconut milk, half a cup of maple syrup, an egg, an avocado, and half a teaspoon of peppermint extract.

Churn the ice cream in the machine until smooth and then stir in half a cup of chocolate chips.

14. Pistachio Ice Cream

Another green ice cream you can make is pistachio flavored so blitz together one and a half cups of coconut water, a quarter cup of raw cashews, two avocados, a small banana, two handfuls of spinach, three-quarters of a cup of maple syrup, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, half a teaspoon of pure almond extract, and a quarter teaspoon of salt.

Transfer to a freezer-friendly container then sprinkle on pistachios. Freeze either overnight or for around four to five hours. 

15. Matcha Green Tea Cookies

Another dessert you can make for St Patrick’s Day is a batch of Matcha Green Tea Cookies (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Cookie Recipes You’ll Love‘). Blitz together two cups of almond flour, a tablespoon of matcha green tea powder, and a quarter teaspoon each of sea salt and baking soda.

Mix in three tablespoons of melted coconut oil, two tablespoons of coconut nectar, and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Create cookie balls from a scoop then press in some chocolate chips and bake at 350° for between eight and ten minutes. 

Final Thoughts

Sticking to a paleo-approved diet may seem tricky on the holidays yet there are so many recipes to choose from for St Patrick’s Day. As is expected, these recipes include a dash of green in every instance to justify their place on the list.

Whether that be matcha, avocado, spinach, pistachio, mint, cilantro, parsley, zucchini, or a green pepper. If you have some favorite paleo recipes then try to find a green twist and you can enjoy it, especially for St Patrick’s Day. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Known As A Traditional St Patrick’s Day Dish Served In The US?

Any meal served with cabbage can become a traditional St Patrick’s Day dish. That includes Corned Beef and Cabbage though in Ireland it was known as bacon and cabbage.

When Irish immigrants arrived in the USA, they substituted the bacon for corned beef to create the dish that it is today. The dish remains popular to this day and should be served as the main meal on St Patrick’s Day. 

What Is The National Dish Of Ireland?

While Ireland does not have an official national dish, if they did most would believe it to be Irish Stew. This dish can vary from county to county though typically includes root vegetables, a stock, and a cut of meat such as beef.

It should also be served with a pint of Guinness though that will not be possible for a paleo diet due to the inclusion of malt and barley. 

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