Serve your family green food from sun up to sun down this St. Patrick’s Day. These recipes are naturally green, using no artificial food dyes.


  • Shamrock Shake – Instead of food dye, a small handful of frozen baby spinach leaves are blended into this mint-flavored shake.
  • Black Bean Brownies with Avocado Frosting – A ripe avocado makes the icing green on these brownies. This dye-free green frosting could be used on cupcakes, cookies and more.
Do you have a favorite green dish to serve on St. Patrick’s Day that gets its color naturally?

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Dye-free green food St. Patrick's Day menu
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