Every traditional Irish dish tells a story of community and survival; these treasured specialties are a testament to who the Irish truly are. Irish recipes are passed down through generations, and are as timeless as the country itself. Ireland has undergone great transformations during its history, and these changes are especially noticeable in its food culture. The country’s cuisine has graduated from the dark days of the so-called "famine," when food was often eaten in silence, if there was any to eat, and the bourgeois tried to imitate fine French cookery.
When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day in modern times, most hosts and hostesses are looking for something a little more festive. That’s why party-throwers turn to foods that are fresh, fun, and on-theme. When planning the perfect St. Patrick’s Day spread, you can’t go wrong with green foods. Rather than add artificial dyes, why not turn to naturally green and delicious ingredients for your St. Paddy’s Day party?
Avocados may not grow in Ireland, but they are green, creamy, and delicious, and they work well for a multitude of party foods. From spicy avocado soup to irresistible avocado fries, we’ve pulled together some of the tastiest and greenest party dishes for your St. Patrick’s Day soiree. Try any of these recipes for a festive and tasty party menu.
Avocado, Coconut, and Lime Sorbet
We know what you're thinking. Avocados in a sorbet? Oh, just you wait. The coconut and lime add tropical panache, but the avocado gives it a very distinctive, smooth finish. Use small ramekins to spoon out party-sized portions!
Avocado and Bacon Pita Chips
These crunchy, creamy, and slightly salty toasts are easy to throw together for an afternoon snack or a game day gathering. Serve with margaritas or cold beer.