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36 Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

We all love having festive green foods on St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate a bit more naturally this year with these 36 naturally green foods for St. Patrick’s Day.

To me, one of the most fun things to do for St. Patrick’s Day is to think of a variety of fun green foods for the holiday. I guess I can thank the foodie in me for that.

There are a variety of green-themed foods out there that you can purchase pre-made or make yourself like candies, cupcakes, and even green eggs and ham.

I don’t know about you but for some reason, I tend to get boxed in on thinking of foods that need food coloring to become green.

36 Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day

This year I’ve resolved myself to eating a more natural diet. So, while I will still indulge in some homemade green velvet cupcakes, I also wanted to think of some naturally green foods for St. Patrick’s Day.

I really thought I would struggle to come up with a sizeable list. Honestly, once I started thinking about it, I realized there are a ton of naturally green foods for St. Patrick’s Day I could be serving.

Most of these green foods just happen to be super healthy and full of awesome vitamins, minerals all that healthy stuff we’re supposed to have more of, too. How awesome is that?

I know I’ll have no problem chowing down on some yummy green cabbage, grapes, and broccoli for St. Patrick’s Day!

36 Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Cucumbers – Check out these 30+ recipes using cucumbers.
  2. Zucchini
  3. Green Apples – Love making these fried apples with green granny smith apples.
  4. Green Grapes
  5. Kiwi
  6. Celery – Lots of green veggies go great with this cheesy bacon ranch dip, like celery.
  7. Spinach – I love using spinach in these mini frittatas.
  8. Green lettuces
  9. Collard and other greens
  10. Okra
  11. Cabbage – I love using lots of cabbage in these Irish-Style mashed potatoes that are also great for St. Patrick’s Day.
  12. Limes
  13. Avocados
  14. Honeydew melon
  15. Green pears
  16. Artichokes
  17. Asparagus – See our 5 tips for buying fresh asparagus and our easy roasted lemon asparagus recipe.
  18. Broccoli
  19. Broccolini
  20. Broccoli Rabe (rapini)
  21. Brussels Sprouts – These cherry bacon brussels sprouts are so good.
  22. Green Beans – My favorite recipe for green beans.
  23. Green Peas, snow peas, and sugar snap peas
  24. Endive
  25. Green Onions/scallions
  26. Green Bell Peppers
  27. Green Chilies
  28. Kale
  29. Parsley, dill, basil, and many other herbs – There are a lot of fresh green herbs in this beautiful cucumber salad.
  30. Pistachios
  31. Pickles
  32. Leeks
  33. Tomatillos
  34. Seaweed
  35. Edamame
  36. Green olives

Can you think of any more naturally green foods for St Patrick’s Day? What is your favorite? 


Sunday 15th of December 2019


Smart Savvy Living

Monday 16th of December 2019

Thanks for another great herb idea, Lily!


Friday 11th of December 2015

Wow, what an extensive list. I tried to list more green foods, but it's impossible :)

I love green foods they make me so healthy.

Shell Feis

Thursday 26th of February 2015

This is brilliant- I might even be able to get my five year old to eat healthy stuff if I tell him it's for St. Patrick's Day!


Thursday 19th of February 2015

Holy cow! you came up with a much bigger list then I would have! Those are some great ideas. I love edamame as a snack with a little salt!


Thursday 19th of February 2015

I absolutely LOVE vegetables - so this is like the ultimate green snack list for me lol Edamame is my favorite. Even my 5 year old will eat the entire bowl when I steam and salt them. Delicious ideas!