Naturally Green Foods

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.

  1. spinach
  2. lettuce
  3. cabbage
  4. broccoli
  5. green beans
  6. peas
  7. fava beans
  8. green lentils
  9. lima beans
  10. brussels sprouts
  11. zucchini
  12. asparagus
  13. okra
  14. artichoke
  15. kale
  16. collard greens
  17. sprouts
  18. green tomatoes
  19. green bell peppers
  20. tomatillos
  21. green chilies
  22. green onion
  23. celery
  24. cucumbers
  25. green olives
  26. avocado
  27. apples
  28. pears
  29. grapes
  30. kiwi
  31. honeydew
  32. limes

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!

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