St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate everything Irish, but it’s also the perfect occasion to enjoy your favorite green fruit. This March, you can show love for avocados through unabashedly green food, drink, and clothing choices and still fit into the festive fray.
You don’t need to sport shamrocks to avoid being pinched on March 17. St. Patrick’s Day is an excellent occasion to deck yourself out in green garb while watching a parade or attending a party. Feel festive in an avocado T-shirt or comfy avocado socks. For a more subtle approach, stay warm during a St. Patrick’s Day parade with a cozy avocado scarf.
Avoid adding artificial food coloring to your drinks and dishes by having dark green, slightly bumpy, ripe avocados on hand during your St. Patrick’s Day party. Take advantage of the natural green goodness of avocados to festively color your plates. In addition to remaining healthfully on theme, you’ll add a nutritional boost of good fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. There are many other green party foods you can serve besides guacamole, like overloaded potato skins topped with avocado slices.
To make, poke holes in 3 or 4 Russet potatoes and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for about an hour at 400°F. As they bake, cook several slices of bacon in a skillet until crispy and prepare the filling for these loaded skins by mixing crema with chipotle in adobo sauce. Remove the potatoes from the oven and scoop out the innards, leaving about an inch of cooked-potato lining inside the skins. Spoon the crema and chipotle sauce mixture inside the potato skins and cover with a layer of your favorite grated cheese. Bake for 5 or 6 more minutes at 500°F before topping with sliced avocado and crispy chunks of bacon.
Raise glasses filled with spicy avocado margaritas and toast the versatile fruit (and the Irish, of course). Cheers!
Prepare for other upcoming festivities with our avocado recipe archive.