Pescatarianism, which is basically a vegetarian diet that also includes fish and seafood, is less intimidating than kicking meat altogether, and it promotes numerous health benefits. But the eating regimen is just as much about eating veggies as it is about fish, so balance is key. These exciting dinner recipes ensure you get a healthy dose of both fish and vegetables.

1. Instant Pot Salmon Dinner: Salmon, sweet potatoes, and broccoli all can be steamed together in 3 minutes via the wonders of the Instant Pot. (via Brit + Co)

2. Instant Pot Steamed Cod With Ginger Scallion Sauce: This Chinese dish can be on your table in roughly 30 minutes. From a frozen state, fish only takes 5 minutes to pressure-cook. Serve it with cauliflower rice instead of jasmine rice to load up on the veggies. (via Brit + Co)

3. One-Pot Roasted Salmon Niçoise: A lunchtime salad gets the warm dinner treatment with this one-pot meal, complete with pesto-laden salmon and lots of veggies. (via Brit + Co)

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado With The BEST (and easiest) Seafood Sauce.

4. Shrimp-Stuffed Avocados: On a sweltering evening, you’ll be so glad you have this recipe up your sleeve. (via Brit + Co)

5. Sheet-Pan Shrimp Fajitas: You can use any vegetables in this one-pan recipe, but we think peppers and onions go flawlessly with this roasted shrimp in tacos, salads, and bowls. (via Brit + Co)

6. Brown Butter Salmon With Capers and Tomatoes: These 15-minute fillets prove that a pescatarian diet is anything but pesky. (via Dinner for Everyone; photo via Aya Brackett)

7. Halibut en Papillote: This dinner exemplifies how all parchment-paper-baked fish should be. Halibut is smothered in sweet coconut aminos, lemon, scallion, and mushrooms. (via The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal; photo via Ditte Isager)

8. Walnut-Crusted Salmon: When you coat salmon in a succulent walnut crust, it sings. Serve it alongside some simple roasted Brussels sprouts. (via 100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget; photo via Lindsey Rose Johnson)

9. Salmon Avocado Salad: Filled to the brim with juicy cucumber and grapefruit, crisp red onion, and rich avocado, this salmon salad is what pescatarian dreams are made of. Scoop it onto butter lettuce leaves or cabbage for a complete meal. (via The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook)

10. Shrimp Pasta With Lemon and Spinach: If the words easy and refreshing appeal to you, don’t miss out on this nourishing dish. (via Brit + Co)

11. Pan-Seared Fish: What do you do when hit with an intense fish craving? You pan-sear fish with a lemon-garlic-caper sauce. Toss some delicate greens like baby kale in the same pan for a complete dinner. (via Brit + Co)

12. Steamed Bass Foil Packet Dinner : If you’re hosting someone special and looking to impress, look no further than these tender white fish fillets, nuzzled into a bright and flavorful herbed butter with broccoli, squash, and mushrooms. (via Brit + Co)

13. Grilled Harissa Shrimp With Chickpea Tomato Sauce: This colorful dinner is a weeknight essential: it’s balanced, delicious, and ready in roughly 30 minutes. (via Brit + Co)

14. Salmon Skewers: We’re very open to eating fish skewers on a nightly basis, especially when they are nestled alongside peppers and zucchini. (via Brit + Co)

15. Salmon Burgers: Warm up with this comforting salmon burger. It shines with many vegetable toppings like sprouts, sliced radish, avocado, and roasted tomatoes. Go bunless by placing the patty in between butter lettuce. (via Brit + Co)

16. Mango Curry Shrimp: This tastes just like a curry you’ll find at your favorite Thai restaurant. Serve it with cauliflower rice over jasmine rice to make it more veg-heavy. (via The Girl on Bloor)

17. Baked Almond-Crusted Cod: This meal, plated with a healthy side of steamed green beans, can be yours in 20 minutes or less. (via Brit + Co)

18. Dishwasher-Cooked Lobster With Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes: You’ll forget you’re eating a meal cooked in a dishwasher (really!) when you bite into this succulent lobster tail, seasoned with a butter sauce and served with tender vegetables and potatoes. (via Brit + Co)

Creamy Pesto Pasta with Smoked Salmon - a one-pot meal, ready in under 20 minutes!

19. Pesto Pasta With Peas and Smoked Salmon: Have leftover smoked salmon? Toss it with spaghetti, peas, asparagus, and mascarpone cheese for a delightful spring supper. (via Brit + Co)

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Additional reporting by Dana Sandonato

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