Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...
Here we share four fun and easy "green" recipes for St. Patrick's Day. A super-easy green tea ice cream, a tropical mojito-inspired guacamole, tangy lemon and Parmesan-roasted asparagus and a creamy spinach dip. There's something for everyone to enjoy.
Here are four fun ways to eat "green" for St. Patrick's Day. Not only are these recipes green, they are also super-easy to prepare. Use these recipes to entertain your little leprechauns or simply get creative and add your own twists.
1 can (8 ounce) water chestnuts, drained and chopped (optional)
3 green onions, thinly sliced
Sweet paprika for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients and chill for 2 hours to allow flavors to develop.
Serve with your favorite chips, toasted bread or crackers.
Lemon Parmesan-roasted asparagus recipe
2 pounds fresh organic asparagus
1 lemon, cut in half
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt, plus extra for sprinkling
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Remove the tough ends of the asparagus and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then toss to coat the asparagus completely. Spread the asparagus in a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Roast the asparagus for 25 minutes, until tender but still crisp.
Remove from the oven and squeeze the fresh lemon halves over the tops of the asparagus. Sprinkle with the fresh Parmesan cheese and serve warm.