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When you follow a restrictive diet, the hardest part about any holiday can be the food options. It can become tiresome having the same old veggie sticks and cold fruit trays. With that in mind, we have searched high and low to find you some of the best dang vegan recipes and ideas that are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Even if you don’t follow a vegan diet, we all have a friend (or two) that do by now. Therefore, including one or a few of these recipes would be an excellent idea! Follow along for some delicious grub that will have you celebrating all day long!
Traditional shamrock shakes are made with ice cream, whole milk, green food coloring, and other not so healthy ingredients. This recipe is not only vegan-friendly but puts an exciting healthy spin onto a traditional recipe.
This natural breakfast shake contains healthy fats, is minty in flavor and extra creamy in texture. Avocado provides the natural green color as well as contributes to the creamy texture. This shake is deliciously sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert!
https://www.gnom-gnom.com/paleo-keto-shamrock-shake/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GNOM GNOM
Another great way to start your day off with a healthy dish is to indulge in this delicious green fruit salad! It’s packed full of sweet fruit and contains the perfect color for this holiday!
This salad is made up of green apples, honeydew melon, green grapes, pears, kiwi, and starfruit. Drizzle the salad with a homemade orange juice and sugar dressing!
https://www.morganmanagesmommyhood.com/st-patricks-day-fruit-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MORGAN MANAGES MOMMYHOOD
These delicious muffins are naturally green and are incredibly easy to make! They’re conveniently mixed in a blender which means you’ll spend less time preparing and more time enjoying!
The muffins are loaded with nutrient-rich ingredients such as spinach, kale, banana, carrots, and a few other ingredients. But don’t worry no one will notice that they’re secretly healthy!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/kid-approved-green-smoothie-muffins/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Spice up your morning with these protein-rich vegan pancakes. They’re naturally green and full of great nutrients for your whole family.
Thanks to chickpea flour, these pancakes are also gluten-free! They can be prepared in less than 20 minutes and would be another excellent way to start your day on St. Patrick’s Day.
https://runningonrealfood.com/green-vegan-gluten-free-protein-pancakes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: RUNNING ON REAL FOOD
I don’t care what the occasion is, hummus is always a good idea! It’s often a crowd favorite whether you follow a plant-based diet or not.
This hummus recipe has a fun twist, and instead of chickpeas is actually made from green peas. It has the same creamy texture you love, has a delicious flavor and has a vibrantly and naturally green color!
https://tendingthetable.com/2018/03/28/green-pea-hummus-from-first-we-eat/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TENDING THE TABLE
Spinach and artichoke dip is one of the most popular restaurant appetizers! You don’t have to save this dip for special occasions because, with this recipe, you can make a crowd-favorite quickly and conveniently in the comfort of your own home!
All you need is 9 ingredients and 30 minutes of your time. This dip may be dairy-free but it’s still creamy, savory and most certainly delicious!
https://www.noracooks.com/vegan-spinach-artichoke-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NORA COOKS
Deviled eggs might be one of the most popular appetizers served at parties and potlucks. We set out to create the best darn vegan version out there and the results were amazing!
These vegan deviled potatoes would be a great addition to any St. Patricks celebrations and they’ll surely be a hit. They’re tender on the outside and nice and creamy on the inside!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/vegan-deviled-potatoes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day than with a vegan version of traditional Irish stew. This meal is packed full of flavor and hearty vegetables.
This savory stew can be prepared in under an hour. It may be perfect for St. Paddy’s Day but it is also great for cold wintery days too!
https://www.diannesvegankitchen.com/2018/03/14/vegan-irish-stew/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DIANNE’S VEGAN KITCHEN
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish. It consists of mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale. This recipe puts a vegan twist onto an Irish classic.
This colcannon soup is made with potatoes, kale, veggie stock, and delicious seasonings. It also has a cashew cream that provides this soup with a wonderful creamy texture.
https://www.vnutritionandwellness.com/vegan-colcannon-soup/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=477467166_16827470_335887 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: V NUTRITION AND WELLNESS
Growing up, shepherd’s pie was one of my favorite homecooked meals. It’s savory, full of intriguing flavors and textures. Much like the Irish stew and colcannon, shepherd’s pie is another Irish classic.
This vegan version of a classic home-cooked meal is loaded with lentils, peas, and flavor. It’s then topped with fluffy and delicious mashed potatoes.
https://choosingchia.com/vegan-lentil-shepherds-pie/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CHOOSING CHIA
These vegan Irish hand pies are certainly made with love and will impress those you share them with. They’re stuffed with a lovely filling of cabbage, potato, and smokey tempeh.
All of these delicious ingredients are wrapped in a flaky whole wheat crust. This recipe makes 10 pies so you can generously fill the bellies of your whole family!
https://holycowvegan.net/vegan-irish-hand-pies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOLY COW VEGAN
What better way to cheers with friends on St. Patrick’s Day than with some Irish cream in hand! While the Irish cream you find at the store is not vegan-friendly, this recipes proves with a few substitutions, making your own is easy!
This homemade Irish cream is made with Irish whiskey, cashew milk, and flavors of coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, you can store it in the fridge for about 2 weeks!
https://www.ilovevegan.com/vegan-irish-cream-liqueur-homemade-baileys/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: I LOVE VEGAN
End your celebrations with some indulgent desserts. These peppermint patty slices are delicious and contain the perfect color for St. Patrick’s Day.
This delicious frozen dessert will need to set overnight so ensure you prepare it at least a day in advance. The filling is made from cashew butter, peppermint, almond milk, and a few other ingredients. It’s naturally green thanks to spinach and has a lovely chocolate ganache that is to die for!
https://ohsheglows.com/2017/12/07/vegan-peppermint-patty-slice/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OH SHE GLOWS
Another great dessert option would be this creamy vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream. While traditional ice cream is full of dairy and added sugar, this one contains great nutrients such as healthy fats from avocados and coconut milk.
Instead of refined sugar, this ice cream is sweetened with maple syrup and has an excellent punch of flavor from vanilla and fresh mint leaves. Make this for St. Paddy’s Day and be prepared to crave it all summer long.
https://www.pureandsimplenourishment.com/avocado-mint-chocolate-chip-ice-cream/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PURE AND SIMPLE NOURISHMENT
Last, but surely not least we’re sharing a vegan mint chocolate Oreo cupcake recipe. It has a dash of green color throughout and a lovely mint flavor that makes this dessert great for St. Patrick’s Day.
If you’re new to vegan baking it can seem daunting. But recipes like this prove that with a few substitutions it can be done well. This recipe will provide you with instructions on how to make the moist cupcakes and the creamy decadent frosting!
https://www.noracooks.com/vegan-mint-chocolate-oreo-cupcakes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NORA COOKS