The Best St. Patrick's Day Green Finger Food Ideas
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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and that means it’s time to break out all the green you have and celebrate the luck of the Irish. To get you inspired we’ve come up with this list of snacks you can prepare on the day. While some of these dishes aren’t traditional Irish food, they’re certainly in the spirit of the day (by that we mean they’re all green).
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
2 tbsp. lemon juice
400 g. artichoke hearts, rinsed and patted dry
140 g. blanched and chopped baby spinach
2 tbsp. fresh chopped mint
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
2 finely chopped spring onion
2 tbsp. finely grated Parmesan
Seasoning: Kosher salt & Black pepper
65 g. toasted and chopped walnuts
Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, pinch of salt and pepper.
Add the artichokes to the mix and toss to coat.
Fold in the spinach, herbs, spring onion, parmesan, and walnuts, well.
Serve the dip with baguette slices or crackers.
2 cups canned chickpeas
2 ripe cored and peeled avocados
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup lime juice
2 cloves garlic
5 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. cumin
Seasoning: Salt & red pepper flakes
Chopped coriander, for garnish
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor besides the red pepper flakes and cilantro and blend until smooth.
Adjust the salt to taste
Pour the hummus into a serving bowl and garnish with cilantro and red pepper flakes.
Drizzle olive oil to your liking and serve with pita bread.
Spring Greens Matzo Frittata
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. lemon zest
1 bunch thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1" lengths
5 sheets matzo, broken into large chunks
5 large eggs
1 cup chopped basil
1 cup peas
Preheat the oven to 200°C and oil spray a square baking tray.
In a skillet on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the asparagus and let it cook for 10 minutes until crisp-tender. Remove from the pan and let it cool.
In a shallow bowl, pour 1 cup warm water over matzo. Let it soften for 5 minutes and then drain the water.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the asparagus, matzo, basil, peas, lemon zest and pour it into the baking dish.
Add salt and pepper to season as per your liking.
Bake it for 40 minutes or until it's golden brown on the top and the center is set.
Lime Basil Pie
Preheat the oven to 170°C.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in milk towards the end.
Add in the lime zest, juice and egg yolks and beat until well blended.
Stir in the basil and pour the mixture onto the crust.
Bake it for about 20 minutes or until the center is set.
Let it cool for an hour on a wire rack and refrigerate the pie for at least 2 hours before serving.
You can serve it with whipped cream or crème fraiche.
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