This time of year, it seems everybody’s got a touch of the Irish. Green beer flows, shanties are sung, and people are looking to have a good time together. To us, that sounds like the perfect opportunity to host a party—preferably with green appetizers and foods to fit the holiday theme
So where do you start? Everyone loves classics like shepherd’s pie or corned beef, but what if you want to try something new? Well, that’s where we come in! If you’ve read the HOPE Blog before, you know that we are all about innovative recipes and healthy foods. This holiday season, we’ve got some delicious and healthy ingredients that will keep your St. Patrick’s Day food ideas green.
Healthy and Tasty St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers
When most people think of St. Patrick’s Day green appetizers, they think food coloring. We don’t. Rather than trying to make something tasty into something green, we make green things tasty! With so many delicious flavors of hummus to go around, there’s no reason you can’t have make your party’s green appetizers with vibrant veggies instead of crude coloring.
Recipe Ideas for Green Appetizers
For us, finding great St. Patrick’s Day appetizers is easy—we just check out tasty treats on our HOPE Kitchen, scope the YouTube Channel, or visit our foodie friends on the HOPE Instagram. If you need delicious recipes for your next bash (or just to make a healthy snack or meal!), check our social media for tons of new ideas. Like our amazing flavors, they may be unconventional, but they will keep your guests full and festive
Deal? Deal. Now put down those shilelaghs and shamrocks, and let’s get to prepping!
Veggie Sammie by @maciek_eats
We’ve featured this sandwich before, and for good reason. Thankfully, it also works well on a table of St. Patrick’s Day green appetizers. Just take this hero roll stuffed with tomato and avocado slices, basil, microgreens, sprouts, and Original Recipe hummus, then slice it into mini sammies for your guests.
Black Garlic Brussels Sprouts
Yummm… garlic… are you drooling yet? We certainly are—over these quartered and baked brussels sprouts tossed in a sauce made from Roasted Black Garlic hummus and other tasty ingredients! This fun and green appetizer will disappear fast… but thankfully, you can easily make a lot of it!
Green Veggies with Hummus
Sometimes, you don’t need to go all out. You can make your simple St. Patrick’s Day food ideas green by cutting up some veggies and pairing them with a green hummus like Spicy Avocado or Jalapeño Cilantro. Try bell pepper, broccoli, celery, cucumber, snap peas, or green beans. Or take the lead from @bluehousekitchendc, who made a red, purple, and green appetizer platter we’re dying to try
Veggie Quesadillas with Guac by @winniesbalance_
Wait, aren’t quesadillas Mexican? Sure, but people from around the world love ‘em! This green appetizer plate features zucchini, bell peppers, and cheese wrapped in a toasted tortilla, with micro arugula, salsa, and Green Chile Guacamole on the side. You may not want to make this one for 30 guests, but for a smaller gathering it’ll work great.
With these appetizers, your party is sure to be a hit! Pair these healthy green appetizers with a cold chest full of Guinness and Bass, and you’re set to go. And if you want even more ideas, we’ve got ‘em… you just have to know where to look!