7 St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Eat, drink, and be merry
Known for its hearty fare, Irish cuisine also offers vitamin-packed cabbage and fiber-filled potatoes. If you make these seven recipes, you'll be lucky, because you'll get the savory flavors of Ireland without all the calories.
Cabbage and scallions give this soup its green hue, plus a boost of vitamin C.
Ingredients: Olive oil, unsalted butter, savoy cabbage, scallions, garlic, chicken broth, potatoes
Try this recipe: Potato-Cabbage Soup
You'll never guess that this creamy, calcium-packed soup—made with low-sodium chicken broth and 50% reduced-fat cheddar cheese—is healthy.
Ingredients: Olive oil, yellow onion, garlic, carrots, celery, flour, chicken broth, milk, bottle of beer, reduced-fat cheddar cheese, whole-wheat bread
Try this recipe: Cheddar-Ale Soup
Ploughman's Lunch Platter
Get your greens—literally—with this hearty salad. Save calories by going heavy on the lettuce and light on the sausage and cheese.
Ingredients: White balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, romaine lettuce, chicken apple sausage, reduced-fat cheddar cheese, brown soda bread, cornichons, tomato chutney
Try this recipe: Ploughman's Lunch Platter
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
To save calories on this fatty fare, be sure to trim the beef, and flavor the potatoes with spices, not butter.
Ingredients: Corned beef brisket, onion, celery, carrots, pickling spice, garlic, caraway seeds, green cabbage, red potatoes, parsley, butter, lemon, breadcrumbs, horseradish, Dijon mustard
Try this recipe: Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Minted Sake and Pineapple Cooler
If you don't want to drink beer, try this festive drink instead. The green color and fruity flavor will win over the Irish and non-Irish alike.
Ingredients: Mint leaves, sake, sugar, pineapple juice, limes
Try this recipe: Minted Sake and Pineapple Cooler
Black and Tan Brownies
Though a Black and Tan contains both Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, you'll find only Guinness in this brownie recipe. But with their moist texture and rich taste, we doubt you'll miss it.
Ingredients: Butter, brown sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, pecans, unsweetened chocolate, sugar, vanilla extract, Guinness Stout
Try this recipe: Black and Tan Brownies
Shamrock and Gold Coin Cookies
Serve little leprechauns these simple butter cookies. They're simple to cook and make a great centerpiece.
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, green sprinkles, yellow-gold coarse sugar
Try this recipe: Shamrock and Gold Coin Cookies