St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer Board

St. Patrick's Day Appetizers Board - Meat + Cheese Platter w. Naturally Green Foods

This St. Patrick’s Day appetizers board is the perfect party food for March 17 parties!

My husband’s favorite story to tell is my one MAJOR mishap in the kitchen. A few years ago, I made a cabbage soup for St. Patrick’s Day. Only, I wanted to add Guinness beer. At the end of the day, I ended up making hot beer soup with wilty cabbage.

It was nothing short of god-awful and neither of us could swallow more than one bite. Luckily, I’ve never failed as badly since then! And I think this St. Patrick’s Day appetizers board more than makes up for it!

St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers

Apparently the world of holiday-inspired knick knacks doesn’t appreciate St. Patrick’s Day because we went from Valentine’s Day to Easter overnight. Well, I love every holiday and I’m certainly not going to skip a fun one like this.

I almost never wear green on St. Patrick’s Day (a perk of working at home alone, I suppose), but Irish-inspired and/or naturally green foods certainly make an appearance on our outdoor dinner table decor, including these St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers (a board of goodies, I can pass for dinner when I don’t make corned beef and cabbage in the crockpot)…

St. Patrick's Day APpetizer Board

St. Patrick’s Day Party Foods

There are actually quite a few naturally green snacks you can use in this board of St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers – pistachios, pesto, broccoli, mint jelly, grapes, and zucchini.

For the protein, I used Dubliner Cheese (it tastes likes a dry medium cheddar) and a pub cheese (horseradish-cheddar). Both of these are available at Trader Joe’s.

St. Patrick's Day Appetizers Board - Meat + Cheese Platter w. Naturally Green Foods

For the meat, I used sliced ham and pastrami – a finger-food friendly version of corned beef (my mom’s favorite dish to cook this time of year). Add an ale or whole grain mustard and some fun gold-wrapped chocolate for the ultimate spread in St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers, right?

If you’re up to it, try homemade pastrami!

There are actually quite a few naturally green items that didn’t make my board (we were full), but are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day party food.

A few options include green apples, celery, anything with avocado, kiwi slices, this delicious pea pesto, green olives (yuck!), broccoli, edamame, and the list goes on and on. And the great part is that you can serve one, three, or all of them!!

And if you’re looking for more tasty ideas, check out all these healthy, naturally green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day Appetizers Board - Meat + Cheese Platter w. Naturally Green Foods

Want more appetizer boards? Try this Trader Joe’s Charcuterie Board, this delectable breakfast charcuterie board, and this kids’ snack board! Check out these simple cheese board ideas too to create your own spread!

St. Patrick's Day Appetizers Board - Meat + Cheese Platter w. Naturally Green Foods
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Add some spice to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with this Irish-themed charcuterie platter. A meat and cheese platter full of traditional foods to celebrate the holiday (without all the work)!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizers, charcuterie, entertaining, holidays, St. Patrick’s Day
Servings: 6
Calories: 568kcal
Author: Luci Petlack


  • 1 medium zucchini sliced into 12 spears (see grilling instructions here)
  • 1 mini cucumber sliced
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 5 oz. pastrami
  • 5 oz. sliced ham
  • 8 oz. Dubliner Cheese
  • 7 oz. pesto
  • pub cheese
  • ale/whole grain mustard
  • mint jelly
  • wheat crisps
  • pistachios


  • Arrange items on large platter or cutting board. Serve immediately.


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Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1489mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1427IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 452mg | Iron: 2mg

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