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Think Green For St. Patrick's Day

Mar 10 2011 - 6:30am

If cooking up a traditional Irish meal [1] 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 [2], which combines asparagus, cucumbers, and green onions with a thick and zippy Dijon dressing.

Green Goddess Dressing

This thick creamy salad condiment [3] (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 [4] cooks the eggs with goat cheese and lots of arugula.


Nothing beats a giant bowl of luscious guacamole. This classic recipe [5] consists of avocado, garlic, cilantro, and green onions. Don't forget the tortilla chips!

Zucchini Crostini

This zucchini crostini [6] 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.

Asparagus Soup

This uncomplicated soup recipe [7] 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 [8] 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 [9] — it's delicious on everything from pasta to sandwiches to pizza.

Collard Greens

This Southern side [10] 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 [11]. Pepper Jack cheese gives it a delightful kick!

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