If cooking up a traditional Irish meal  isn't how you want to spend your St. Patrick's Day, why not make something that's the holiday's official color? Green! It's also the color of Spring, so many of these delicious dishes use the season's outstanding produce. Here are 10 awesome recipes for you to enjoy now.
Asparagus, Cucumber, and Scallion Salad
For a refreshing and textured salad, use this recipe , which combines asparagus, cucumbers, and green onions with a thick and zippy Dijon dressing.
Green Goddess Dressing
This thick creamy salad condiment  (or dip) gets its hue from avocado and lots of fresh herbs. Toss with greens or serve with crudités for a healthy snack.
Green Eggs No Ham
Scrambled eggs are a fast and simple meal perfect for any time of day. This single-serving recipe  cooks the eggs with goat cheese and lots of arugula.
Nothing beats a giant bowl of luscious guacamole. This classic recipe  consists of avocado, garlic, cilantro, and green onions. Don't forget the tortilla chips!
This zucchini crostini  is fun to say and even more fun to eat. Grated zucchini is combined with fresh basil, thyme, and parmesan cheese to create a scrumptious toast topping.
This uncomplicated soup recipe  gets its vibrant green color from asparagus and fresh spinach. An immersion blender makes for easy pureeing.
Avocado and Pear Smoothie
Like to start your day with a power shake? This green concoction  is wholesome and tasty; it's a mixture of silken tofu, avocado, honey, and pear juice.
If you can get your hands on good-looking basil, use it to make pesto  — it's delicious on everything from pasta to sandwiches to pizza.
This Southern side  gets a hint of smokiness thanks to the addition of bacon. Serve with steak or fried chicken.
Avo Spinach Panini
Pack a vegetarian lunch with this spinach sandwich . Pepper Jack cheese gives it a delightful kick!