20 Pescatarian Dinner Recipes That Don’t Neglect the Veggies
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20 Pescatarian Dinner Recipes That Don’t Neglect the Veggies

New year, new me seems to be the theme lately. In addition to lifting more weights and taking longer strolls, a lot of folks are dipping their toes into healthier eating habits, like the highly praised Whole30. Another lifestyle that seems to be piquing a lot of interest is pescatarianism, which is basically a vegetarian diet that also includes fish and seafood. It’s less intimidating than kicking meat altogether, and it promotes numerous health benefits. But pescatarianism is just as much about eating veggies as it is about fish, so balance is key. These 20 exciting dinner recipes ensure you get a healthy dose of both fish and vegetables.

1. Bang Bang Shrimp Bibimbap Noodles Bowls: Big and beautiful bowl meals are trending hard, and by looking at these ones, it’s no wonder. Packed to the brim with juicy shrimp and crisp veggies, these noodle bowls are a pescatarian’s dream. (via The Girl on Bloor)

2. Halibut Ratatouille: If the words easy and refreshing appeal to you, you mustn’t miss out on this one. With its light and clean flavor, halibut rests atop a bed of pasta and veggies to fill you up and nourish that bod. (via Bakers Royale)

3. Moroccan Fish Skewers With Barramundi: Skewers are always a champion choice, and if grilling is an option indoor or out, these bad boys are a surefire way to break away from this winter gloom. Perfectly spiced, they’re great on their own or when served over couscous with a dollop of mint yogurt sauce. (via Jelly Toast)

4. Broiled Salmon, Herbed Couscous and Salad: This 15-minute dinner is a weeknight godsend. Not only is it quick, but it’s everything that is nutritious and delicious too. As if that wasn’t enough to sell you on it, the dish has also received the ol’ husband and kid stamp of approval. WIN. (via My Kitchen Love)

5. Scallop Risotto With Saffron: If you’re hosting someone special and looking to impress, look no further. These perfectly seared and tender scallops are nuzzled into a bright and flavorful risotto with broccoli and corn for a pescatarian meal. (via Savory Tooth)

6. Chilean Sea Bass in a Bag: Wrapped in a parchment pouch like the little gift that it is, this Chilean sea bass steams in its own juices along with white wine and tasty veggies. The presentation makes it the perfect party-pleaser, while the ease of it makes it an ideal weeknight dinner. (via That Oven Feelin’)

7. Blackened Fish Tacos: JSYK, we’d be completely okay with the whole fish taco trend lasting forever and ever. This recipe gives you flaky blackened fish stuffed into a tortilla shell with crisp cabbage, tomatoes and avocado, then drizzled with a smokey chipotle mayo. (via Kitchen Swagger)

8. Thai Coconut Soup With Salmon and Kale: Replace the chicken broth with veg broth in this one and you’ve got yourself a hearty, pescatarian-friendly soup that will knock your socks off. Filled with Thai flavors, this is the perfect way to warm up and sate your hunger. (via Real Food With Dana)

9. Spicy Sashimi Tuna Salad: If you’re a total sashimi addict, you’ll never look at salad the same after this. A spicy medley brings raw tuna to the table in the most innovative way that we guarantee you’ll be craving it on the reg. (via Circa Happy)

10. Tuna Nachos: Okay, we get it. Tuna nachos may not sound like the most appetizing thing in the world, but one glance at this platter will change your mind. Fried wontons are topped with ahi tuna, veggies and a spicy combo of wasabi mayo and Sriracha sauce to offer up a punchy indulgence you’ll want for dinner every night. (via The Blond Cook)

11. Argentinian-Style Cod With Sautéed Vegetables: Cod is known for its light flavor, so smearing it with an almond chimichurri and pairing it with flavorful sautéed vegetables just seems like the right thing to do. Whether you pile it onto a plate with grains or serve it with a salad, you’ve got a healthy dinner the entire fam will love. (via Two of a Kind Cooks)

12. 15-Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles: A pescatarian diet is the furthest thing from pesky, and we’ve got this healthy and delicious 15-minute dinner to back us up on that. Garlicky shrimp is tossed with zucchini noodles to create a bomb low-carb dinner. (via Salt and Lavender)

13. Paleo No-Rice Spicy Tuna Rolls: This Whole30-friendly option is a great way to keep things light yet satisfying after a hard day’s work. Sushi-grade tuna is tossed in a spicy mayo and snugly wrapped in nori sheets with crisp cucumber and avocado for a refreshingly cool treat. (via Anya’s Eats)

14. Miso-Glazed Halibut With Baby Bok Choy and Sake Butter Sauce: This glorious entrée might look and sound fancy shmancy, but it’s a cinch to make. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply looking to treat yourself to some at-home fine dining, this dish delivers. (via Hapa Nom Nom)

15. Teriyaki Salmon Bowls: This bowl of goodness truly boasts all of the elements of a perfect dinner. Salmon is slathered in a sweet Teriyaki sauce and baked to a perfect flakiness alongside some crunchy broccoli before being served over rice and other veggies. (via Eating Bird Food)

16. Scallops Puttanesca: Just when you thought a spicy Puttanesca pasta couldn’t get any better, perfectly seared scallops are added to the mix and we are drooling. With black olives, capers and tomatoes, this garlicky dish isn’t one you want to pass up. (via Inspiration Kitchen)

17. Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce: When you sear cod filets in a succulent sauce made of white wine, tomatoes and fresh basil, they shine. If this stunner of a dish doesn’t entice you to bring more fish to your dinner table, then we quit. (via Baker by Nature)

18. Honey Sesame Shrimp and Broccoli: This gem of a recipe is quick, simple and flexible AF. Tender shrimp and crunchy broccoli are sautéed in a savory and sweet sauce. You can eat them as is or serve them on top of rice, noodles or zucchini noodles for a low-carb option. (via Fox and Briar)

19. Spicy Brown Rice Seared Tuna Roll Bowl: What do you do when hit with an intense sushi craving? You make one of these decked-out tuna-roll bowls, that’s what! Complete with seared tuna, avocado, cucumber, radishes and nori, the essence of the tuna roll will be on your table in no time. (via Half Baked Harvest)

20. Pomegranate and Farro Salmon Salad: One of the things the winter months have been blessed with is pomegranate. Their ruby-colored seeds can really liven up a dish, and they do just that in this vibrant and wholesome farro and salmon salad. (via Yes to Yolks)

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