Get creative this St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy a plant-based menu that’s great-tasting and healthy to boot. We’ve put together a mix of both traditional Irish recipes, as well as some that feature the popular St. Patrick’s Day color—green!
Loaded with basic ingredients like cabbage, potatoes, barley, and white beans, this classic Irish stew is seriously delicious—a healthy, filling meal all on its own.View Recipe
Split pea soup traditionally gets its flavor from ham bones, but in this plant-based version a well-chosen mix of spices gives all the flavor you need.View Recipe
Mixed spring greens and cucumber form the base of this lush chilled green soup, while frozen peas and avocado make it deliciously creamy. Top with a fresh gremolata for lemony crunch.View Recipe
Stuffed with a potato-couscous-kale mix, these stunning leafy wraps, drizzled with tomato sauce, offer a contemporary spin on two quintessentially Irish veggies: potato and cabbage.View Recipe
Fragrant with fresh herbs, this luscious green lentil vegetable salad is best served chilled, allowing time for the flavors to mingle. One reader notes, “Can’t believe how good this is. Even non-vegan family members love this.”View Recipe
In this easy family-friendly meal, fresh basil pesto gives pasta and cannellini beans scrumptious rich flavor, while green beans add extra veggie goodness.View Recipe
The meaty texture of lentils make them an ideal filling for a vegan shepherd’s pie. Be sure to make plenty, as it’s even better the next day!View Recipe
Loaded with veggies and held together with an “eggy” mix made from chickpea flour and nutritional yeast, these delectable frittatas are ideal for a festive brunch, lunch, or dinner.View Recipe
In this comforting side dish, wedges of cabbage and red potatoes are roasted with a mix of oregano, chili powder, lemon, and black pepper. Top it all off with a drizzle of creamy Cilantro-Cashew Dressing.View Recipe
For a green-hued, fresh-tasting hummus use frozen lima beans and fresh basil leaves instead of chickpeas. Serve with your favorite crackers, pita bread, or crudités.View Recipe
This platter of oven-roasted, perfectly seasoned asparagus spears is guaranteed to please any crowd.View Recipe
This spinach and herb hummus is as easy as it is green. Serve with dippers like toasted tortilla chips and veggie sticks. For extra wow this St. Patrick’s Day choose all green veggies for dippers, such as cucumber, green bell pepper, asparagus, and snow peas.View Recipe
This base for this luscious green dip is zucchini, so there is a lightness to it that’s really appealing when you feel like an alternative to bean-based hummus.View Recipe
Brighten up the color and flavor of simple chickpea hummus with sweet green peas and fresh mint in this 15-minute healthy vegan hummus recipe.View Recipe
In this ultimate green-themed breakfast, kiwifruit is blended with wheatgrass and kale for tangy-sweet flavor, then the mixture is topped with quinoa, fresh fruit, and seeds.View Recipe
The addition of one small potato makes this broccoli soup creamy and thick. Thanks, potato—you’ve done it again!View Recipe
Gorgeously green and packed with flavor, these wraps use steamed collard greens for the outside and are stuffed with a bounty of raw veggies, avocado, and Herbed Hummus.View Recipe
Celebrate all things green with this sorghum grain bowl topped with cool green veggies and a drizzle of avocado-based Green Goddess Dressing.View Recipe
With fresh basil, tarragon, parsley, and chives, herbs are the name of the game in this exquisite hummus.View Recipe
These crispy, gluten-free potato and zucchini pancakes are baked, not fried, and would make a great St. Patrick’s Day brunch or lunch.View Recipe
One of the tricks to cooking great-tasting food without oil is learning new cooking methods. In this recipe, all the cooking is done on the stovetop, yet it seems like the potatoes have been roasted in oil.View Recipe
Who knew the humble spud could make such yummy “cheesy” sticks! It’s all made possible with agar, flaxseed, nutritional yeast, and other flavorings. Note: They need to set overnight, but once you allow for that, they’re pretty simple.View Recipe
Adding garlic powder and granulated onion to potatoes when you boil them gives these creamy mashed spuds a punch of flavor. No butter required.View Recipe
For a low-fat, avocado-free guacamole, try this tasty blend of frozen green peas and classic add-ins like fresh garlic, lime, cilantro, cumin, and hot sauce.View Recipe
Serve chickpeas, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and red onion on a bed of greens for a fresh-tasting and satisfying green salad.View Recipe
How about a scrumptious green-crust pizza for St. Patrick’s day? Our broccoli-based crust is gluten-free, satisfying, and simple to make: Pop broccoli florets in your food processor and pulse to a rice-like consistency; then add flour, plant-milk, and seasonings.View Recipe
Basil Pesto adds a pleasing sheen of green to whole grain noodles and beans. This dish takes about as long to put together as it takes to cook the pasta!View Recipe
The creamy tofu-based spinach filling in this scrumptious pizza is right on point for a green-themed St Patrick’s Day menu. Serve it up and watch it go!View Recipe
Let those new season potatoes shine in this simple green bean, bulgur wheat, and potato salad. Added bonus: It’s ready in just 20 minutes!View Recipe
In this masterful side dish, Brussels sprouts are simmered in a garlicky broth then dressed with a tangy cheese sauce made from nutritional yeast and mustard. Finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes add a pop of color and flavor.View Recipe
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