Dear soups, stews and casseroles: We’ve had a good run. But it’s springtime now, and that means we’re on to lighter and brighter meals. For starters, these 30 spring dinner recipes, all of which take only 30 minutes to make. Don’t worry--we’ll see you next fall. In the meantime, we need to tend to some asparagus. Xo, PureWow


Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

An easy upgrade for chicken night.

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Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

Consider it the new take on pasta primavera.

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Fish Taco Bowls

Ahhh, tastes like (almost) summer.

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Trust us, you won't even miss the carbs.

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Baked Shrimp with Tomato and Feta

Added bonus: You only need one pan to make this meal.

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Roasted Chickpea Shawarma

Let us introduce you to the delicacy that is roasted chickpeas.

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RELATED: How to Make Chickpeas Taste Like Cinnamon Toast Crunch


“Slow-Cooked” Salmon

OK, you caught us: This fish takes only 30 minutes, but it tastes like it’s been cooking for hours.

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Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Some classics never go out of style.

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

We’re transporting ourselves to the way of Mexico.

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Zucchini Noodles with Garlic Shrimp

The most delicious way to eat your veggies.

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RELATED: 10 Veggie Noodle Recipes to Finally Try at Home


Lemon and Spinach Orzotto

Light and lemony--and half the effort of real risotto.

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Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Throw everything in a skillet and let it sizzle.

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Korean Steak Bibimbap

When in doubt, put an egg on it.

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Lemon Butter Scallops

Simple? Check. Sophisticated? Check. Delicious? Check.

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Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Squash

No pasta necessary here.

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Greek Kale and Quinoa Salad

Make this salad and pretend you're in the Mediterranean.

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Creamy Asparagus and Pea Soup

OK, we had to include one soup. But the in-season peas make it a spring-appropriate meal.

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Cheesy Artichoke Skillet Flatbread

It's as if spinach-artichoke dip and pizza had a baby.

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RELATED: 15 Flatbread Recipes That Are Better Than Pizza


Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Nothing compliments broccoli quite like cheese.

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Seared Ahi Tuna with Avocado and CHIMICHURRI Sauce

Break up your dinner routine with this simple-to-prepare seafood dish.

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Rainbow Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce

No frying required.

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Spring Orzo Salad with Roasted Salmon

You can never have too many one-bowl recipes.

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Skillet Orange Chicken

Ready even before you could order takeout.

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Shrimp and Artichoke Linguine

There’s no better time to eat artichokes. Use them to spice up your typical shrimp scampi.

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Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Salad night should never be boring.

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Seafood Stew

Must be served with a loaf of crusty bread.

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Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon and Parmesan

Sometimes you need to keep it super-simple.

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One-Pan Chicken with Asparagus and Edamame

Why dirty all those dishes when you can throw everything in one pan?

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Thai Chili Salmon Skewers

Isn't food on a stick the best?

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One-Pot Pasta with Vegetables

Skip the marinara--all you need is cheese and lemon.

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