These fun vegan St. Patrick’s Day recipes (traditional Irish meals and tasty green colored foods) are the perfect way to celebrate this March.
Vegan St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
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St. Patrick’s Day themed food is all too often relegated to shamrock cookies or green frosted cupcakes. You can celebrate the day but still be healthy! These green veggie skewers are festive and guiltless. Add a little hummus or avocado dip and they’ll disappear in no time.
It just makes sense to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with potatoes. Here, they are the tasty vessels for an out-of-this-world pumpkin seed pesto. Then they’re topped with asparagus ribbons lightly tossed in lemon. A dreamy appetizer to celebrate the green!
There’s no doubt that mashing up an avocado with garlic and lemon juice makes a great base for a dip. Up the flavor and protein by adding shelled edamame and pulse in a food processor. You won’t believe how easy, fresh and delicious the result is.
If you haven’t tried colcannon, the ultimate Irish comfort food, you’re missing out. Made of silky mashed potatoes, it usually has either kale or cabbage but this version switches things up with collard greens. It’s piped into bite-size portions that sit atop of a crisp fillo shell. Yum!
On a cool St. Patty’s night, a cheerful fire crackling in the fireplace, why not curl up with a crock of colcannon soup? Praise be — the mashed potato and kale Irish comfort food classic has been transformed into a soul-warming soup.
It doesn’t get much more simple than Irish Soda Bread. There’s no added fat or sugar, and it’s leavened without yeast, so there’s no complicated rising or proofing times. In this version, the soda bread is a festive green thanks to a healthy addition of spinach.
St. Patty’s Day is coming up and everyone else will be having corned beef and cabbage — so what are vegans supposed to do? Your Irish eyes will be smiling at the veganized recipe that incorporates all of those traditional corned beef flavors but without any animal products.
Shepard’s Pie sure sounds like a cozy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially with this more modern, vegan-friendly recipe. Lentils and mushrooms form the savory mix underneath the mashed potatoes, creating a warm and comforting meal the whole family will love.
9. Irish Stew
Why are Irish eyes always smiling? Because they’re looking at a pot of Irish Stew. Using Guinness as your broth base creates a seriously rich and flavorful stew. Add seitan, potatoes and carrots and it’s a satisfying meal that will stick to your ribs!
A traditional Dublin Coddle is a stew usually made up of leftovers, like carrots, onions, potatoes, sausage and bacon. In this hearty version, vegan sausage does very nicely as that meaty component. This recipe is a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in an authentic, Irish style.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, barley is an underutilized grain! It adds a nutty, nutritious bite to this rich Guinness Stew. We’re talking carrots, mushrooms, potatoes and barley in a thick, glorious broth. All you’ll need is a spoon.
12. Potato Scones
What can’t the Irish do with the humble potato? If you’ve never had potato scones, you’re in for a treat. You only need four ingredients — potatoes, vegan butter, flour and salt — and a hot pan to make these. Enjoy for breakfast or as a snack.
When planning your St. Patrick’s Day feast, potatoes must be somewhere on the table. Why not make a potato pie? It can be a side dish or the star of the show. It’s also a dish that will be gobbled up by vegans and non-vegans alike.
🧁Desserts & Treats
14. Irish Apple Cake
There’s something special about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Apple Cake. It’s easy, made with wholesome ingredients, has a crunchy sweet top and is light enough to follow even a heavy Irish meal. Add a little vegan whip cream for an extra bit of whimsy.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! These cupcakes celebrate both ends of the boozy St. Patrick’s spectrum — the dark, rich Guinness cake and the sweet, Bailey’s Irish Buttercream frosting. Taken together in one bite and OMG! Hide a couple for yourself because they’ll disappear fast.
Sure, this Vegan Matcha Mousse Cake is green for St. Patrick’s Day but there’s so much more to this dessert than the color. The matcha flavor is earthy and complex and plays perfectly with the sweetness of the airy whipped mousse.
17. Green Oreos
Need a fun St. Patrick’s Day treat everyone will love? You’ve got to make these green-dipped Mint Oreos. They are fun, festive and did anyone mention that they’re totally vegan? Set up an assembly line and let the kids handle the decorating.
Sure, you could be all healthy and have a green smoothie for your St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. Or, you could full-on celebrate and make Green Smoothie Pancakes. Take that smoothie, make a batter with pancake mix and live it up! Don’t forget the maple syrup!
Here’s what you gotta do. Take this simple, six-ingredient shortbread recipe and make some adorable shamrock-shaped cookies for this St. Patrick’s Day. You won’t believe how straightforward this recipe is and your family won’t believe how lucky they are to have some.
Sometimes, people overdo the mint on St. Patrick’s Day. While it’s understandable, what with the green and all, I say, break with tradition! St. Patrick’s Day is about the libations so why not make these chocolate stout cupcakes with an Irish Cream frosting? Decadent and delicious!
Almond Flour Sugar Cookies with naturally green frosting? Sounds like I know what I’m making for St. Patrick’s Day. These vegan cookies are super easy to make and use ingredients you may already have in your pantry. The matcha frosting is an added bonus which really sets these cookies apart.
22. Grasshopper Pie
Here’s a throwback to those good old dessert days gone by — Grasshopper Pie. Remember that frozen mint fluff bedecked with chocolate chips and served on top of a chocolate cookie crust? St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to revive this classic in vegan form.
What better way to celebrate the Irish than by making Irish Soda Bread Scones. They are vegan, gluten and refined sugar-free but completely delicious. This recipe is also customizable. If you like currants, great. If you’d rather add orange zest, go for it.
How delightful are these fluffy, virbrant green shamrock cupcakes? I could seriously eat them every day. Biting into one of these feels like a warm, Irish hug.
Just say “Boozy Shamrock Shakes” and try not to smile. There’s no better way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day than with a frosty glass of the green. They’re so easy to make. Dairy-free ice cream, coconut milk, peppermint schnapps and gel food coloring. That’s it!
I feel angry at myself that I never thought of this St. Patrick’s Day combination — champagne and Midori melon liqueur. I can’t think of a more scrumptious concoction, especially when you add some adorable little honeydew melon balls to the glass!
How can you make Jameson Irish Whisky into a celebratory St. Patrick’s Day green cocktail? Easy! Get some Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka, elderflower tonic water, a few green apple slices and serve. Easy, refreshing and a cocktail fit for a St. Patty’s Day party or a cool autumn evening.
28. Irish Mule
If you hand me an icy drink that has ginger beer and lime in it, I’m gonna be happy. If said drink also happens to have whisky in it, I may just take a bullet for you. That’s how serious I am about this refreshing Irish Mule.
Calling all kids at heart! These Vegan Shamrock Shakes will speak to your inner kid while the adult in you appreciates the fact that they’re completely vegan. They only take five minutes to make, so what are you waiting for?
More vegan goodies for Spring:
- vegan Easter recipes
- vegan Easter candy guide
- vegan Mother’s Day recipes
- vegan Mother’s Day gifts
- Vegan Jackfruit recipes
- Vegan Side Dish recipes
What are your favorite vegan St. Patrick’s Day recipes?
Let me know in the comments below!