Naturally Green Foods
Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, planning a green-themed spread for a birthday party or tea time, or you’re looking for edible ideas for learning colors, here’s a list for you! These are all naturally green foods – no dyes and additives. Just beautiful, fresh, green foods.
- green beans
- fava beans
- green lentils
- lima beans
- brussels sprouts
- collard greens
- green tomatoes
- green bell peppers
- green chilies
- green onion
- green olives
Plus, all the green herbs: thyme, parsley, rosemary, mint, etc.
Now what? Most of the items listed are stand-alone foods that you can serve on their own. But if you mix a few together or add a couple extra ingredients, you can make a wide variety of green foods; mostly green foods (like spinach and artichoke dip); or green-garnished foods (such as roasted new potatoes sprinkled with rosemary or tossed with pesto). Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Tossed Salad — Pesto — Guacamole — Salsa Verde
Spinach & Artichoke Dip — Roasted Green Veggies — Fruit Salad
Shaved Ice — Pickles — Fried Green Tomatoes — Baked Pears
Green Smoothies — Green Smoothie Pops — Green Fruit Leather
Stuffed Olives — Green Tomato Caprese — Limeade
Broccoli Soup — Spanakopita — Mint Ice Cream — Cucumber Rolls
Do you want to dye your foods green, naturally? Try spinach, kale, matcha powder, or spirulina. These are great for dyeing eggs, coloring frosting, making green juices more vibrant, or even coloring pancakes or waffles.
What are you celebrating and what will you make?
Share your ideas in the comments!