This post was originally published in March 2017. It has been updated to include 7 new ‘Green’ Recipes – all predominantly green in colour – in honour of St Paddy’s Day.
Two Kooks in the Kitchen is bringing you green recipes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. So get in the spirit and take your pick from our collection of green desserts, sides, mains and soups. You won’t find traditional Irish fare here, but the beautiful traditional green is showcased in spades. All but two of the 16 recipes are vegetarian. Click on the red titles to get the recipes.
Wishing you all the luck o’ the Irish….
The textures and flavours in these popular PF Chang-style Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a real treat for weeknights or dinner parties. And surprisingly easy to make.
This is a perfect soup when you want something light and healthy in the fall or winter. And, admittedly, when you’re feeling lazy and want to whip up dinner in 20 minutes or so. Use whatever you have on hand along with some frozen wonton or dumplings.
Forget take-out. These vegetarian Chinese Stir-Fry Green Beans are healthier, quick, easy and super tasty. A wickedly good addition to any meal. Vegetarian.
Curried Sweet Potato and Vegetable Soup topped with Parmesan cheese makes a hearty, healthy satisfying starter or meal. Robust, rich and spicy. Vegetarian.
Can’t get greener than this! And Classic Basil Pesto just takes a few minutes to make. Use in appetizers, pasta, dressings, stir fries and soups. Vegetarian.
Super healthy and low in calories, this Cauliflower ‘Rice’ with Pesto is a vibrant side dish bursting with basil, spinach, garlic, lemon and Parmesan flavours. Vegetarian.
This simple dessert is a twist on the old chocolate wafer icebox/zebra cake and key lime pie. Silky, rich, creamy, DECADENT! Key lime lovers will rave. Vegetarian.
These appetizers are so easy to make and the flavour combination is fantastic. Vegetarian.
Creamed Spinach is a wonderfully nutritious side dish for, well, just about anything. It can be made as light as you want (we use mostly skim milk) or rich and decadent with heavy cream. Vegetarian.
Red quinoa salad is loaded with super healthy greens, roasted carrots and beets, topped with avocado and a delicious orange-balsamic-honey dressing. A visually beautiful side dish or meal. Vegetarian.
Here’s a tasty, super popular appetizer to add to your repertoire – Easy Avocado Crostini with Balsamic Drizzle. Just 12 minutes to impress your guests. Vegetarian.
Pasta with avocado pesto has a crunchy buttery Panko breadcrumb topping, a perfect contrast to the creamy texture of the avocado pesto. Avocado, basil, lemon, garlic, olive oil and pine nuts are the stars. Served warm or at room temperature. Vegetarian.
Vegetarian pea soup – thick and flavourful – pure comfort food in our home. Very satisfying, very filling, very healthy. Serve with some crusty bread and butter. Yum! Vegetarian.
These potatoes are simply delicious – soft of the inside with crispy edges, garnished with a mixture of bright green parsley, lemon and garlic. Vegetarian.
Making things from scratch isn’t for everyone, especially during the week. I love trying out new pre-made sauces/packages and making it my own. Coconut Green Curry Vegetables – ready in 20 minutes. Delish! Vegetarian.
Naan Pizzas are not only a quick and easy meal, but you can really let your creative juices flow…the toppings can be anything you want. These pizzas can be cut up into small slices and served as a great party appetizer or you can turn them into a meal where everyone gets their own personal pizza. Vegetarian.