It’s Your Lucky Day
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.