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Green Eats For a St. Patrick's Day Get-Together

Mar 15 2012 - 11:40am

Planning to host a St. Patrick's Day [1] shindig for your friends? Lay out a spread of green foods for an extrafestive celebration. From creamy guacamole to pesto pasta to the tastiest mint dessert, these 10 green eats are perfect to serve while you toast the Irish.

Spicy Marinated Olives

Parties mean mingling, so give your guests some simple, grab-and-go appetizers to munch on while they chat. These marinated olives [2] are easy to make and extradelicious thanks to garlic, oregano, chili flakes, and red wine vinegar. Dedicated to the green theme? Use green olives only.

Kale and Burrata Bruschetta

Skip the standard tomatoes and try this kale and burrata bruschetta [3] instead. Your pals will love the mix of creamy burrata cheese with sautéed kale, and the garlic-rubbed bread will help to fill them up for a long night of celebrating.

Kiwi Cobbler

Have some pals who don't like beer? Mix some kiwi cobbler [4] cocktails to go along with the Guinness. Torn mint, a splash of seltzer, and a bit of vanilla bean taste fresh and sweet with sugar and tequila.

Bacon and Tomato Guacamole

Step up your standard snacks with this bacon and tomato guacamole [5] recipe. Smoky bacon adds a flavorful twist to creamy avocado, while diced onion and tomato offer the perfect amount of crunch.

Hot Spinach Dip

Don't be surprised if your friends end up huddling around this spinach dip [6]. Stock up on plenty of pita chips so that everyone can enjoy the addicting blend of spinach, Parmigiano-Reggiano, garlic, mozzarella, and sour cream.

Green Salad With Red Wine Vinaigrette

There may only be a handful of ingredients, but this flavorful green salad [7] is sure to score you some major compliments from guests. Topped with a light dressing of olive oil, canola oil, and red wine vinegar, the mix of red leaf lettuce, avocado, and thinly sliced white onion strikes the perfect texture balance.

Pasta With Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes

For a holiday that's heavy on the drinking, it's smart to feed your friends something substantial, like this tasty pesto pasta [8]. Parmesan and pecorino cheeses are sure to satisfy, and toasted bread crumbs add a great, unexpected texture to the dish.

Pepperoni and Broccoli Rabe Pizza

Make some pepperoni and broccoli rabe pizza [9] for your guests to fill up on, and add extra green toppings to stick with your theme. A few ideas: spinach, artichokes, green pepper, or pesto.

Double Chocolate Mint Brownie Sundaes

Go green for dessert with these melt-in-your-mouth mint brownie sundaes [10] made with mint chip ice cream [11]. The secret to an extraminty flavor? Make the chocolate brownies with mint dark chocolate, then top with mint chocolate chip ice cream.


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