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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 recipe ideas, 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

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Curry Noodles with Broccoli Rabe and Cabbage Spring Recipe

1. Curry Noodles with Broccoli Rabe and Purple Cabbage

So much tastier than takeout.

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2. Fish Taco Bowls

Ahhh, tastes like (almost) summer.

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3. Roasted Chickpea Shawarma

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

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Cacio e pepe spring dinner pasta

4. Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Some classics never go out of style.

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Baked Shrimp with Tomato and Feta Spring Dinner

5. Baked Shrimp with Tomato and Feta

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

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Thai Beef Bowls with Rice Noodles Spring Dinner

6. Thai Beef Bowls with Rice Noodles

If only all salads were this beautiful.

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7. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

We’re transporting ourselves to the way of Mexico.

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8. Korean Steak Bibimbap

When in doubt, put an egg on it.

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shrimp cauliflower grits Spring Dinner Recipe

9. Shrimp with Cauliflower “Grits” and Arugula

Is there anything our favorite vegetable can't do?

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10. Lemon Butter Scallops

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

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Buddha Bowl Spring Dinner recipe

11. Buddha Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Orange and Wild Rice

Filled to the brim with the freshest ingredients.

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Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Spring Dinner

12. Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

These are a few of our favorite things.

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13. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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

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Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

14. Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Best enjoyed with a cold glass of white wine.

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15. Greek Kale and Quinoa Salad

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

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16. Creamy Asparagus and Pea Soup

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

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Slow Cooked Salmon Spring Dinner Recipe

17. “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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18. Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

An easy upgrade for chicken night.

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19. Cheesy Artichoke Skillet Flatbread

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

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20. Seared Ahi Tuna with Avocado and CHIMICHURRI Sauce

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

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21. Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Nothing compliments broccoli quite like cheese.

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22. Rainbow Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce

No frying required.

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23. Spring Orzo Salad with Roasted Salmon

You can never have too many one-bowl recipes.

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24. Skillet Orange Chicken

Ready even before you could order takeout.

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25. Seafood Stew

Must be served with a loaf of crusty bread.

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Zoodle Parmesan Spring Dinner Recipe

26. Pesto Zoodles

Sometimes you need to keep it super-simple.

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27. Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Salad night should never be boring.

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baked chicken caprese skillet spring dinner

28. Baked Caprese Chicken Skillet

We would put melted mozzarella on every dish if we could.

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29. Thai Chili Salmon Skewers

Isn't food on a stick the best?

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One pot pasta limone spring recipe

30. One-Pot, 15-Minute Pasta Limone

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

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