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7 Yummy Green Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

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7 Yummy Green Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

Everyone sees green on St. Patrick's Day but instead of filling up on artificially-dyed food use the holiday as an opportunity to indulge in delicious gourmet treats that obtain their green hue from vegetables, herbs and fiery condiments like wasabi.

We've put on our spin on green recipes for St. Patrick's Day and while most of these dishes aren't traditional Irish fare they certainly make tasty bites you can wash down with plenty of Guinness. Here's what to make:

COLCANNON MASHED POTATOES

This traditional Irish dish of buttery mashed potatoes with cabbage is further enhanced with chives and scallions.

GRAPE JELLY SHOTS

If you love jello shots give this boozy recipe a try - it's made with green grape juice, grappa and lemon balm.

PISTACHIO BAKLAVA

You won't be able to get enough of this irresistible green recipe for baklava made with crushed pistachios, crispy phyllo dough and honey.

MEXICAN GUACAMOLE

Everyone's favorite party dip is also the perfect way to kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebration. Whip up this traditional Mexican guacamole and serve it with chips and fresh veggies.

WASABI NOODLES WITH BEANS AND TOFU

Kick up your St. Patty's Day celebration with this wasabi-infused noodle dish perfect for vegans and vegetarians. We swear tofu never tasted this good!

ASPARAGUS CROSTINI

Here's a green recipe featuring a tasty puree of peas, asparagus and creme fraiche served on crispy bread. Asparagus tips, shaved Parmesan cheese and extra virgin olive oil are the perfect garnish.

AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS

Perhaps they aren't bar food but deviled eggs are a fun snack you could easily turn green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The trick is to use avocado and plenty of fresh herbs. Try this delectable recipe.

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