GOING GREEN: FESTIVE RECIPES FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Whether you're feeling the luck of the Irish or just look great in green, St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate the last few days of winter and welcome in a new spring. From a full Irish breakfast to a Guinness-fueled night out, we've got a few dishes to add to the St. Paddy’s Day festivities. Keep family and friends entertained with these green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day inspired by the Emerald Isle!

Rockin' Guacamole Sweet Potato Bites

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With sweet potatoes, avocado, and bacon, these bites are bursting with flavor. They make a great snack or appetizer to bring to your St. Paddy’s party, and they're a breeze to whip up. Using Ro*Tel® original diced tomatoes and green chilies, you can make your own homemade guacamole for a festive topper. This dish is so simple, the hardest part will be grabbing one before they’re all gone!

Avocado Black Bean Burrito with Spicy Vegan Chipotle Dressing

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These bean burritos are easy to make and even easier to eat. They’re perfect for a St. Paddy's Day lunch or dinner with a Southwestern spin. Avocado, tomatoes, black beans, and spinach provide the substance, while a mix of spices and Earth Balance® original Mindful® dressing and sandwich spread add a bit of pizzazz!

Pro tip: Mix these up with spinach tortillas for even more green goodness!

Green Bean and Lentil Salad

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Another meatless option and a dish so magical you might find it at the end of a rainbow. This hearty salad incorporates the fresh flavor of Birds Eye® C&W petite whole green beans with the earthy taste of protein-packed lentils. Throw in some onions and bell peppers for extra crunch, then stir a homemade red wine vinaigrette over the dish for the finishing touch.

Balsamic Steak Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Beets

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For an entrée with a little more substance, serve this steak salad assembled from a colorful mix of beets, Brussels sprouts, leek, and Boston lettuce. The steak marinade is a snap to make with Wish-Bone® balsamic vinaigrette and garlic. With a dish this easy, you'll have plenty of time to pick out your favorite green garb before dinner.

Hot Chocolate Matcha Marble Cake

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If you thought hot chocolate and green tea were just for sipping on a cold night, think again. This marble loaf cake combines matcha powder and chocolatey Swiss Miss® dark chocolate hot cocoa to form dazzling green and brown swirls perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day spread. The unique flavors create a rich cake that’s a welcome treat any time of the year. Don't forget the powdered sugar!

Color Swirl Cupcakes

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Both kids and adults will love these frosted cupcakes, and when you use green food coloring in the frosting, they're sure to be a St. Paddy’s hit. Duncan Hines® classic white cake mix makes for quick-baking fluffy cupcakes while the buttercream frosting adds an indulgent layer to swirl on top. For some extra fun, let your little leprechauns add the green tie-dye glaze themselves.

Mint Chocolate Chip Pretzels

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For a final bite at the end of the night, it doesn't get much more festive than these crunchy sweets. The white chocolate and peppermint flavors in the dip pair perfectly with the salty Glutino® pretzel twists. Add a few extra chocolate chips for the proverbial cherry on top. Prepare them ahead of time and leave them in the refrigerator until dessert, or have them out for snacking anytime of the day. Sláinte!

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