10 Tasty Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day
Try these festive drinks, dishes, and desserts!
Whether you dress up in green or hit up your local watering hole for a pint of brilliantly colored beer, there’s nothing like ringing in St. Patrick’s Day with some festive cheer. This year, celebrate by cooking up some edible treats that are all SHAPE (and leprechaun)-approved! We rounded up 10 bright green dishes, drinks, and desserts that serve up plenty of delicious flavor without packing in extra calories.
While these crunchy cakes are more yellow in color than green, they’re still a perfect St. Paddy’s Day treat for your family and friends. Each scrumptious morsel is totally satisfying and packed with vitamin-rich zucchini, yet strikingly low in calories, carbs, and fat.
1 large zucchini, grated
1 large egg
1 c. panko bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp. Adobo spices
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
Remove excess liquid from freshly grated zucchini by placing them between paper towels and squeezing. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Heat a large pan on medium, and spray with Pam. Shape spoonfuls of the zucchini batter into 2-in. (diameter) patties, and drop onto the sizzling pan. Cook each side for about a minute and a half, or until the outside is golden brown. Finish the cakes off in the oven. Stick them on a baking pan and broil them for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot, alone or with ranch dressing.
Makes about 12 cakes.
Recipe provided by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen