12 Green Food Ideas!

These green food ideas are vibrant and delicious! They’re great as St. Patrick’s Day recipes or any time you need a more green in your diet.

Green food

There’s something about bright green food that feels vibrant and healthy, perfect for spring and the change of seasons. And in the case of foods that aren’t supposed to be green, they feel a little like a novelty: like our Glowing Green Hummus! Whatever the case, making St. Patrick’s Day recipes is a fun tradition that we’re planning to start with our toddler Larson.

Growing up, I remember making green food as St. Patrick’s day recipes and totally loving it! We have quite the assortment of green recipes that we hope you’ll love. No matter the season, they’re fresh, healthy, and totally delicious. Ready to get cooking?

And now…the best green food ideas!

More green ideas

Looking for more? Here are a few more ideas for recipes to eat more green foods:

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Green Hummus

Green Hummus & 10 Green Food Recipes!


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This green hummus is bright and flavorful healthy snack recipe, featuring green onions, spinach, cilantro and lime. Snacking just got more fun!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 15-­ounce can chickpeas (or 1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (2 limes)
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (can liquid from the chickpeas), plus more as needed

Instructions

  1. Peel the garlic. Drain the chickpeas into a liquid measuring cup. Juice the limes. Chop the green onions into 1 inch pieces, including the greens.
  2. Add the garlic, cilantro, green onion, and spinach, to the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add chickpeas, lime juice, tahini, cumin, kosher salt, and water from the chickpea can (aquafaba). Puree for 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl. Taste. If necessary, add 1 to 2 tablespoons aquafaba. Puree for 1 to 2 minutes to come to a creamy consistency. Store refrigerated for 7 to 10 days.
  3. Top the hummus with cilantro leaves and a drizzle of olive oil. If desired, add Crispy Chickpeas. Serve with veggies, pita bread, or crackers.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Green Food

Last updated: November 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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