70 Dye-Free, Naturally Green Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day

I’ve been seeing a ton about artificial food dyes lately and it’s really got me thinking about what they mean for my family and me. As my guy and I gravitate more and more toward eating whole foods, our perspective about processed foods has really changed. In fact, it’s hard for me to call most processed foods out there “food.”

70 dye-free, naturally green recipes for Saint Patrick's Day | Kitchen Treaty

Don’t get me wrong – though it’s happening less and less, we do still indulge in food made with dyes. Heck, my last recipe, boozy shamrock shakes, is made with artificially-colored creme de menthe liqueur. Not much natural going on there.

But honestly? There really is no reason to break out the green food coloring this Saint Patrick’s Day. Mother nature – and these bloggers and magazines – have you well-covered with these bright, beautiful, and naturally green recipes.

Appetizers & Bites



70 Dye-Free, Naturally Green Recipes for Saint Patrick's Day // Kale and Toasted Walnut Pesto Pasta | Kitchen Treaty

Kale & toasted walnut pesto pasta




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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

9 Responses to “70 Dye-Free, Naturally Green Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day”

  1. mjskit posted on March 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    WOW! What a line up of great recipes for St. Patrick’s day! I’m going to be here a while checking these out. Thanks for putting this together and thanks so much for the shout out of my potatoes. Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  2. Lauren posted on March 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Glad my orecchiette made your list! I love that everything on here is naturally green — no need to go crazy with dye for St. Patrick’s Day. Pinning!

  3. Courtney Jones posted on March 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks for including my cobb salad in this awesome round-up of recipes :) So many new recipes to try!

  4. Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up posted on March 12, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I am also trying to cut out all the processed and artifically flavored/colored foods in my diet. I found that it is much easier and tastes better. This is a great line up of recipes (and thanks for including my posole recipe!!)

  5. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    What an awesome list–I love it! Like you, I haven’t ruled out food dye altogether, but I try not to intentionally add it to my own cooking. Thank you for linking to me too. :)

    • Kare posted on March 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      I could have included so many more of your recipes but I had to stop myself lest I look like a stalker. ;)

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  7. Ivory posted on June 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Cool and devious good smoothies. Yum!

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