Can you believe that St. Patrick’s Day is here already? To celebrate this fine holiday of shamrocks and good luck, what better way than to stock up on the greenest Paleo recipes we could find?
While everyone else you know might be baking up sugary soda bread or indulging in way too much green beer and Guinness this March 17th, we have a list of 21 recipes that’ll keep you on track with your diet while rejoicing in the merriment of St. Patrick himself.
Whether the green in these recipes comes from avocado, veggies like spinach and kale, herbs like cilantro and parsley or just a scoop of matcha powder, every item listed below is delicious, nutritious and Paleo-approved. We’ve got your whole day covered, from green eggs in the morning to green smoothies for a snack, green wraps for lunch and all kinds of dips, dressings and soups for dinner. We even found green ice cream, muffins, cookies and pies for dessert! We promise, though – no “green” salads.
So tie on your greenest apron and get ready to whip up some amazing St. Patrick’s Day treats. May the luck of the Irish be with you!
Shamrock Fried Eggs
Start your lucky day on the right foot and fry your eggs right inside a green pepper ring. It’s easy, it’s seasonal, and it’s adorable!
Recipe: Zestous | Shamrock Fried Eggs
Healthy Shamrock Shake
What’s St. Patrick’s Day without the shake? Replace those sugary, calorie-laden shakes with this easy drink made with only seven healthy and organic ingredients.
Recipe: Health Starts in the Kitchen | Healthy Shamrock Shake
Little Green Goddess Soup
Get a healthy dose of green with this heartwarming soup made from broccoli, kale and spinach. A little crunch from toasted seeds on top makes it meal worthy.
Recipe: The Little Green Spoon | Little Green Goddess Soup
Frozen Dairy-Free Matcha Latte
Cool off with the ultimate St Patty’s Day matcha latte and indulge in all the sweet flavors of honey, almond milk, and coconut cream.
Recipe: Perchance to Cook | Frozen Dairy-Free Matcha Latte
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Hummus
With steamed cauliflower as a solid stand-in for garbanzo beans, this Paleo hummus is St. Patrick’s Day friendly with green coloring from parsley and green olives.
Recipe: Autoimmune Wellness | Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Hummus
This thick and velvety soup can be served hot or cold, and is great as an appetizer or light lunch. The homemade mint olive oil drizzled on top makes this dish shine!
Recipe: Green Kitchen Stories | Avocado Soup
Fast forward to summertime with this tropikale smoothie, sweetened with mango and pineapple and just a twist of lime.
Recipe: TropiKale Smoothie
Asian-Style Cabbage Wraps
Crunch into these crisp green cabbage wraps filled with Asian-inspired ingredients including chestnuts, ground turkey, assorted veggies and ginger.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Asian-Style Cabbage Wraps
Keto Breakfast Burger with Avocado Buns
Upgrade your hamburger buns to this fiber-rich avocado version. It’s a dish that’s vibrantly green and helps keep you feeling lean.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Breakfast Burger with Avocado Buns
Pistachio Ice Cream
You’d never believe this no-churn ice cream is actually good for you, but how can anything with spinach hidden inside be anything but healthy? Raw cashews, almond extract and a splash of rose water round out the flavors in this imitation ice cream that might be even better than the original.
Recipe: Unconventional Baker | Pistachio Ice Cream
Crispy & Easy Zucchini Fritters
Fry up these Paleo-friendly versions of potato pancakes with grated zucchini, garlic and green onions. When they’re both green and golden brown, they’re ready to eat!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crispy & Easy Zucchini Fritters
You know spring is just around the corner when you crave chilled bowls of refreshing soup. This version is extra fresh from green veggies like cucumbers, celery, scallions, spinach, basil and jalapenos.
Recipe: I’m Bored Let’s Go | Green Gazpacho
Spinach and Avocado Dip
This easy, organic five-ingredient dip is raw, gluten-free, and comes togethermuch quicker than guacamole!
Recipe: The Healthy Family and Home | Spinach and Avocado Dip
Scout’s Honor Thin Mint Brownie Milkshake
This milkshake is sweetened with coconut cream and dark chocolate for a taste that rivals your favorite Girl Scout cookie!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Scout’s Honor Thin Mint Brownie Milkshake
Got a lot of fresh herbs you need to use up? Make a big batch of this vibrant sauce to drizzle on chops and steaks.
Recipe: Simply Recipes | Mint Chimichurri
Mini Key Lime Pies
What better way to end St. Patrick’s Day than with this individually sized treats? These no-bake mini pies can be whipped up before your friends even finish their car bombs!
Recipe: Delighted Momma | Mini Key Lime Pies
Dairy Free Mint Ice-Cream
If you have an ice cream maker, this Paleo recipe can be modified to fit your preference for however minty or chocolatey you want it to be.
Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free | Dairy Free Mint Ice-Cream
Paleo Spinach Crepes
Try adding meats or veggies to these savory green crepes. The best part? If there’s leftovers, you can use them as lasagna noodles or sandwich wraps!
Recipe: Tasty Kitchen | Paleo Spinach Crepes
Spinach Basil Pesto
Whether you make this pesto super smooth or leave it a little chunky, you’ll be happy to pour it liberally on veggie noodles or just use it as a dipping sauce.
Recipe: Baker By Nature | Spinach Basil Pesto
Paleo Egg Muffins
Made with kale, cilantro and green onion, these individually sized muffins are really just eggs scrambled with green veggies and then baked in muffin tins.f
Recipe: Healthy Crush | Paleo Egg Muffins
Paleo Salsa Verde
This homemade salsa verde is made with tomatillos, jalapenos, lime and cilantro for a spicy yet cool addition to your favorite Paleo-inspired Mexican dishes. Try topping your eggs with it to amplify your morning routine!
Recipe: Fed and Fit | Paleo Salsa Verde
(You’ll Also Love: 25 Amazing Avocado Recipes That Aren’t Guacamole)