It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Wherever you are, if you are in the mood to celebrate, you will find a vegan Irish recipe on our list that’s perfect for you. We have both sweet and savory recipes for any time of day, some of them are authentic, some a modern twist on the classics, and some just comforting, a little boozy, and absolutely delicious!
Start your day right with a modern twist on a classic vegan Irish recipe! Technically, these could be potato cakes, but instead, they’re cooked in a waffle iron ’til crispy and are served up with a zesty avocado, lemon, and parsley dip.
Only 10 ingredients to make these scrumptious gluten-free vegan scones (with the dough based on the traditional Irish recipe, another variation of which you’ll see below)… count us in!
Another great vegan Irish recipe, this soda bread has a crunchy exterior & tender interior, sweetened with raisins. Additionally, it’s no-knead, yeast-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and nut-free too. Head on over to Rhian’s blog to see step-by-step-video recipe & substitution ideas!
Who doesn’t love a catchy dish name? Traditionally, toad in the hole is a batter pudding, but this recipe gives you an easy way out: use puff pastry & store-bought vegan sausages, season them well, bake and enjoy a flavorful party-friendly dish that requires minimum effort!
Another fun vegan Irish-inspired recipe for St Patricks Day! These crispy, crunchy, yummy “egg” rolls are paired with a quality homemade mustard dipping sauce which complements them so well!
Colcannon is a simple yet comforting dish most commonly made with only four ingredients: potatoes, butter, milk, and cabbage (or kale), so it’s easily veganized! Traditionally, this dish would be made in mid-autumn, when cabbage and kale were in season. Luckily, we can enjoy these veggies almost any time of the year now, so it’s a great time to try making colcannon at home!
If you’ve never heard of bubble and squeak, the dish’s principal ingredients are potatoes and cabbage (which is probably why food writer Howard Hillman called it one of the “great peasant dishes of the world”), and the name – you guessed it – comes from the sound these veggie patties make when fried. In the UK t’s usually prepared around Christmas time as a way to create something new from leftovers (similar to colcannon), but we encourage you to enjoy it any time of year!
Doing proper research when it comes to food is really important, all vegans know that. But for a recipe creator, the research truly is key: making a dish from another culture as authentic as possible (considering you’ve never been there) is no easy task, but Susan Voisin of FatFree Vegan Kitchen was up for it, which resulted in her vegan take on a traditional Irish recipe for coddle (a leftover stew made with veggies and meats), complete with her Irish fauxsages!
This hearty and savory vegan Irish recipe is comfort food, embodied. Creamy mashed potatoes, flavorful vegan meat sauce, with a little gravy on top… Sounds like something that can be thoroughly enjoyed this St. Patrick’s Day!
Inspired by their trip to Ireland, Vaishali of Holy Cow! has created her own vegan Irish recipe: a whiskey sauce that’s loaded with flavor from mushrooms, herbs, garlic, creamy cashews, and half a cup of Irish whiskey. You could probably serve it with almost any savory dish on today’s list to get an extra kick of flavor!
We know it’s technically springtime already, but a lot of places are still cold enough for us to wholeheartedly enjoy filling dishes such as vegan Irish stew, where root vegetables are cooked in a rich stout-based stock. Yum!
Now that holiday breakfast, lunch, and dinner have been devoured, it’s time to explore delicious vegan boozy drinks! We’ll start with veganized homemade Irish cream. All you’ll need is 7 ingredients, 15 minutes, and a blender. Be right back…
If Shamrock shake used to be your favorite St. Patrick’s Day treat as a kid, you won’t be disappointed with this adult boozy vegan version of it! Brittany Roche of Plant Power Couple called it “the Goldilocks of vegan Shamrock Shakes” because she got it juuust right. Try it and see for yourself!
Stepping into vegan Irish dessert territory, we’ve got barmbrack – a traditional Irish tea loaf. It’s known in Gaelic as báirín breac, meaning “speckled loaf” because of the raisins. In the past, when made around Halloween, barmbrack would contain small hidden objects (from peas and sticks to coins and rings) that were used as a fortune-telling game. What would you put in yours?
Another wonderful vegan twist on a traditional Irish recipe, this cake is a Dublin specialty. According to Deirdre Gilna of The Fiery Vegetarian, “legend has it that it’s called Gur cake because kids who skipped school (and so were said to be “on the gur”) used to buy it as a snack in bakeries because it was so cheap.” Basically, it’s a cake made of flavorful, moist bread pudding-type filling sandwiched between two thin layers of shortbread. This vegan Irish recipe is not only authentic but also pantry and budget-friendly!
With a name that speaks for itself, this traditional vegan Irish recipe is pretty straightforward, and won’t take up much of your time, but it yields great results from such simple ingredients!
Chocolate cake for St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a touch of velvety dark beer in the batter and a drop of Irish whiskey to the icing. The best part about this recipe is that you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand!
Article by Anna Kot.