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Make Green Foods

March 10th 2022
There are many easy ways to transform every-day foods into festive, green dishes for St. Patrick’s Day


Instead of dying foods green, make green foods from the start!
  • Use spinach or basil pasta in place of traditional white pasta.
  • Use avocado for a creamy element in place of mayo, sour cream, or even ice cream.
  • Incorporate pesto into pastas, deviled eggs, and other savory dishes.
  • Generously garnish your meals with fresh herbs like parsley, basil, and sage.
  • Ground or crushed pistachios can transform sweets when mixed in or added as a topping.


  1. Place 1 cup fresh spinach in small saucepot; add water to cover. Heat to boil over high heat; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Drain spinach and process with 3 tablespoons water in food processor until smooth (add 1 tablespoon water at a time if mixture clumps together); strain through fine-mesh strainer.
  3. Discard solids; refrigerate food coloring in airtight container up to 3 days.


Traditional food coloring is easy to mix into many dishes, without impacting the flavor. You’ll typically find both liquid and gel food coloring at your local Price Chopper.
  • Liquid food coloring is typically easier to mix in, but produces less vibrant colors. Liquid food coloring can also affect recipes that are highly sensitive to liquid ratios.
  • Gel food coloring is much more concentrated than their liquid counter parts. They produce a much more vibrant color and are less likely to affect consistency of sensitive recipes. These colorings can be more difficult to evenly incorporate into thicker mixtures.


  • Scrambled eggs – serve with ham for green eggs & ham!
  • Pasta – white mac & cheese is a great sauce to add spinach, pesto, or dye to turn into a fun green color.
  • Milk – In addition to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, science fiction fans may enjoy drinking some green milk like their favorite jedi character.
  • Pancakes – sweet pancake batter is easy to dye and quick to prepare.
  • Mashed potatoes – potatoes are a perfect canvas for both green color and flavors.
  • Pudding – turn vanilla pudding green for some delicious “green goo”.


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