Recipe Recap: Bring on the Green!

By Lena Hanson, CGNE communications manager

We see so many great recipes come through our feeds, and try to share as many as we can with our friends, but started to think there had to be a better way. So starting today, we will capture some of our favorite recipes from our members and other local influences in the New England culinary scene and post them right here.

With winter starting to shrug off in the New England area, there are little bursts of color popping up all over. From the first signs of new grass to the shamrock decorations scattered around, you’d be hard pressed not to spot a fair amount of green as you go about your day. And with these signs of spring, perhaps you’re feeling a bit energized? So if you’re looking for something fresh and new to try in your kitchen, we’re sure one of the recipes below will come in handy.

What are your favorite green-filled dishes? Please share your favorite dishes with us in the comments below!

Baked Stuffed Colcannon

Do you think the only thing green that you should be consuming this season is your beer? This potato recipe may have you thinking otherwise. And it’s a good thing this is written as a dish for one — you may not want to share anyway.

Recipe: Baked Stuffed Colcannon
Photo from: Karen Covey, Gourmet Recipes for One

Clean Green St. Patty’s Day Milkshake

Do you secretly — or not-so-secretly — crave that McDonald’s classic, the Shamrock Shake? This recipe delivers all the taste without compromising your waistline.

Recipe: Clean Green St. Patty’s Day Milkshake
Photo from: Maureen Wheeler, It’s All Connected Natural Health & Living

Strawberry Salad

In case the sudden appearance of all the green isn’t enough, rumors have it that there are some other great colors popping up in local markets. So if you are lucky enough to happen across that perfect box of berries, you’ll be covered with this fresh salad.

Recipe: Strawberry Salad
Photo from: The Oldways Table

Greens and Grain Plate

Have a mix of greens to use up, but not sure what to do with them? This versatile dish can be made with kale, chard, broccoli, and more. No reason for waste here.

Recipe: Fresh Greens and Grain Plate
Photo from: Lena Hanson

Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad

Does that last bit of chill in the air have you shying away from the typical warm weather salads? Then this warm salad of brussels sprouts and bacon could be what you’re looking for — warm, but fresh and satisfying.

Recipe: Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad
Photo from: Michelle, Fun & Fearless in Beantown

Mint Oreo Brownies

Think all of these dishes sound great but don’t quite satisfy that sweet tooth? Then look no further — this recipe incorporates the green of the season with that classic for all seasons, chocolate.

Recipe: Mint Oreo Brownies with Mint Buttercream Frosting
Photo from: Nicole, I Am A Honeybee

Raw Vegetable Salad

Did you perhaps overindulge in a few too many cups of that festive green brew over the weekend? This fresh, vegetable-filled salad will have you back on track in no time.

Recipe: Raw Vegetable Salad
Photo from: Karen Covey, Gourmet Recipes for One