03/15/2012 09:18 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

It's Easy Being Green! Food For St. Paddy's

There are a lot of ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and drinking yourself under the table is only one of them.

Another one involves food -- Irish food, like soda bread, corned beef and mashed potatoes. But there's an even more elementary approach to the St. Patty's Day feast. That's a thematic meal, a dinner buffet consisting only of green food. Sure, there are salads, spinach dishes and cupcakes with green icing. For even more creative dishes, from Pesto Pasta to Green Chile Chicken, take a gander at these favorite green-themed dishes below.

Green Food