It’s Your Lucky Day

Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Recipes, Snacks, The Food Magician | 0 comments


With St. Patty’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d share 2 of my favorite GREEN recipes, thanks to Whole Living magazine’s January issue.  Even though I’m not into following recipes, these are two I actually enjoy making and don’t mess up. Whether you’re hosting a party or going to a “Potluck St. Patty’s Party,” you will totally “wow” your friends with these healthy dishes that just happen to be Mr. Leprechaun’s favorite color 🙂

Minty Pea Dip

serves 4 (makes 2 cups)

  • 3 cups frozen green peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lemon (zest & juice)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • Salt & pepper to taste 

Cook frozen peas in salted boiling water until tender, 1 minute. Transfer to an ice-water bath; drain. Pulse in food processor with mint leaves, lemon zest & juice, garlic, olive oil, and tahini. Season with coarse salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil.

Serve with blue corn tortilla chips, carrots, jicama, pita chips or whatever floats your boat.

Pistachio-Stuffed Dates with Coconut

  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 pinch coarse salt
  • 16 pitted dates
  • 1 Tbsp toasted unsweetened shredded coconut

In a food processor, purée pistachios until a thick paste forms, about 5 minutes (yes that’s long and loud). Season with a pinch of salt. Spoon mixture into the dates. Top with coconut.

These were a hit at a few parties I recently brought these to! They taste extremely decadent and look so fancy, but they’re SO easy to make.

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