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Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a day dedicated to the color green, so why not make a cooking day out of it? Here are some Pinterest-worthy recipes that will definitely not fail you this time.


1. Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls




What you need:
– Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
– heart shaped cookie cutter
– green food coloring

What to do:
1. Separate the cinnamon roll dough into flat circles.
2. Use the heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 3 hearts. Use leftover dough for stems.
3. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, let cool.
4. Add one drop of green food coloring to the icing; spread on top of rolls.


2. St. Patrick’s Day Avocado Toast



What you need:
– whole grain toast
– avocado
– butter
– eggs
– salt & pepper

What to do:
1. Cut out the center of your bread with a shamrock cookie cutter.
2. Melt butter over heat in a skillet; place the outer portion of bread on the skillet.
3. Crack the egg in the center of the bread and cook through desired consistency; set aside.
4. Lightly toast the shamrock-shaped bread.
5. Mash avocado and spread on shamrock bread.
6. Garnish both egg and avocado bread with salt & pepper.


3. Shamrock Cucumber Tea Sandwiches



What you need:
– 2 whole wheat English muffins
– 4oz cream cheese, softened
– 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
– 12 slices of cucumber
– 4 thin slices of green bell pepper
– fresh parsley
– salt

What to do:
1. Mix cream cheese, Monterrey Jack, and salt.
2. Split English muffins in half and cut out shamrock shapes.
3. Spread the cheese mixture on top.
4. Place 3 cucumber slices on each “leaf”. Use the green pepper slice as a stem. Place a parsley leaf on top of the sandwich.


4. Green Fruit Kebobs & Dip



What you need:
– kiwi (sliced)
– banana (sliced)
– green apple (sliced)
– green grapes (sliced)
– cool whip
– green sprinkles

What to do:
1. Place fruits on a BBQ stick in the desired order.
2. Mix green sprinkles and cool whip.


5. Shamrock Mint Shakes



What you need:
– 2 cups vanilla ice cream
– 1/4 cup whole milk
– 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 3 to 4 drops green food coloring
– whipped cream
– green sprinkles

What to do:
1. Blend all ingredients (except whipped cream).
2. Add whipped cream and sprinkles for garnish.



Get cooking, Leos! Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Much like the Disney character, I don't let society define who I am & I always do what I think is right. Communications/Public Relations major, Class of 2019 at the University of La Verne. I aspire to learn from the best to better serve the world we live in by creating clear messages for the public.
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