It’s that time of year again; Guinness, clovers and leprechauns! St. Patrick’s Day is coming around the bend and we cannot wait to celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day parties are definitely some of the best of the year and to help, we’ve compiled a list of great St. Patrick’s Day appetizers you guest will love. This is for those of you who are throwing your own celebration or just attending and would like to bring something to the potluck!
1. Edamame Hummus
All times of the year, edamame hummus is delicious and a surprisingly healthy dish. Super easy and simple to make, edamame hummus is especially fun for St. Patrick’s Day because edamame is green which makes for a fantastically festive dish. This recipe is so simple, using frozen edamame and a food processor you can make this minutes before your guests arrive or you have to leave for the party.
2. St. Patricks Day Popcorn
Sticking with the green-themed food St. Patrick’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day popcorn is a fast and simple appetizer that will have your friends taking handfuls at a time. What makes this recipe so effectively green is simple food colouring, which you can get any food store. This recipe is for a sweet, candied popcorn, however, it would be super simple to make your popcorn any flavour you want- salty, cheesy, you name it!
3. Guacamole Cups
Because what millennial doesn’t love guacamole! These delicious guacamole cups are perfectly bite-sized, scrumptious and will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds in no time. Better yet, guacamole is naturally green to match the festive vibes. Wonton cups are super easy and crunchy and can be made homemade or even bought ahead frozen to save you some time!
4. Potato Skins with Broccoli Pesto
Now, maybe some of you have yet to try potato skins as an appetizer but you have been missing out. This recipe is a great alternative to traditional potato chips. The skins are broiled instead of deep fried and way healthier than you would expect. Broccoli pesto is a tasty topping that you’re guests will likely have never tried before, but trust us, it will change their lives.
5. Whiskey-Cheese Fondue
Whiskey is an Irish staple, so why not add it into an appetizer! This whiskey cheese fondue will be a specialty for your guests and it’s so great for sharing. Made all in one pot, all you need to bring are some fondue forks and bread, or anything else you’d like to use for dipping. Your guests will love this cheesy treat.
6. Cool Ranch Kale Dip
This great cool ranch kale dip can be made minutes before your guests arrive and will have them begging you for the recipe! Serve in crostinis or any cracker of your choice, this recipe is perfect for St. Patty’s Day- it’s even a little green! The best thing about this recipe is that it looks so complex but can be made in under 10 minutes. How’s that for efficient!
7. Irish Potato Nachos
Nachos are probably everyone’s favourite appetizer- to eat and make because they’re just so easy and delicious. These Irish Potato Nachos are a great St. Patty’s Day spin on the classic and take no time. Instead of classic tortilla chips, these nachos sub in potato wedges- how Irish. The recipe claims it will take only 20 minutes to make this dish and claims you can even use frozen wedges to make it that much easier. This recipe definitely allows you to get creative too with whichever toppings you and your guests prefer.
8. Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a great recipe for lovers of Asian food! Green and low-carb, this appy will be everyone’s favourite of the night. This recipe is essentially one part chicken stir-fry and one part romaine lettuce leaves. Perfect as sharing finger food, you can make these as spicy and mild as you’d like and even add in whichever extra veggies or sauces your heart desires.
9. Avocado Pesto Crostinis
This recipe is essentially guacamole meets pesto in all the best, flavorful ways. Top onto crackers, baguette or even spaghetti if you have enough leftovers, you won’t be able to get enough of this homemade condiment. Prep-time is under 10 minutes (we’re loving these super quick recipes for party times) and is beyond simple.
10. Guinness Cheese Dip
Guinness beer is a classic and famous Irish stout that everyone will be drinking on St. Patty’s Day, so we’ve added it into everyone’s other favourite kind of dip and the combination is honestly to die for. This Guinness Cheese Dip is great because its so tasty, so creamy and you can dip in it essentially anything you’d like- pretzels, chips carrot sticks, etc…you will definitely be making this beyond St. Patty’s Day celebrations.