It's Easy Eating Green

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In honor of St. Patrick's Day and our fervent hope that one day it might actually be spring, we've put together a roundup of recipes featuring some of our favorite verdant ingredients. 

 

Wilted Arugula with Anchovy and Garlic Dressing 

A takeoff on traditional Piemontese bagna cauda, this flavorful warm vinaigrette is also good on bitter greens such as escarole, frisée, or dandelions. 

 

Puff Pastry Samosas with Green Peas 

To save time, this recipe uses puff pastry dough instead of traditional samosa dough. Serve with green chutney (of course). 

 

Lasagna Verdi 

Marco Canora layers fresh spinach pasta with creamy béchamel and a long-simmered bolognese in this rich lasagna. 

 

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For a slightly more traditional St. Patty's Day dish, try creamy, kale-flecked mashed potatoes.

 

About the author: Anya Hoffman is a freelance writer and contributing editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter.

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