These delicious light dinner ideas are perfect for when you want an easy meal.
Sometimes you want a nice hearty meal but other nights when you're feeling snacky or just want something light and simple, these recipes will be perfect.
We've got ideas for vegetarian meals, salads as main meals, chicken and seafood recipes.
These recipes are perfect for when you want to quickly whip something healthy together.
Mediterranean Salmon Salad
Tender salmon combines with crisp Romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, and much more for a delicious Mediterranean salmon salad recipe.
Zucchini Noodles with Marina
This zucchini spaghetti with zoodles and a delicious marinara sauce is a bright, fresh meal! It's easy to make spiralized zucchini noodles and they taste great.
Black Bean Salad
You're going to love this black bean salad with bell peppers, red onion, and a kick of fajita seasoning.
Watermelon Poke Bowl
These watermelon poke bowls are easy and refreshing! This is obviously not a traditional poke recipe, but it is super tasty and vegan.
Udon Noodle Soup with Mushrooms and Bok Choy
This udon noodle soup is a wonderful, cozy meal. It's perfect for a night when you want a warm, brothy bowl that's fast.
Coconut Crusted Tilapia
This coconut crusted tilapia recipe is richly flavorful and wonderfully spiced. You can make this recipe with any white fish fillet, but we chose tilapia because it's abundant and reasonably priced!
This recipe for pesto eggs is wildly flavorful. The eggs are fried in a layer of pesto sauce and served with a spread of goat cheese on some crusty toast.
Lemon Chicken Rice Soup
This lemon chicken rice soup recipe is perfect for when you want a cozy bowl of warm and hearty soup.
While this soup is on the thicker side, from the rice and chicken, it's brightened up with the freshness of the lemon juice, leeks, carrots, and celery.
Vegetarian Miso Ramen Recipe
This fantastic vegetarian miso ramen recipe has layers of flavor, thanks to the stock, two types of miso, and toasted sesame oil!
Poached Sea Bass Recipe
This poached sea bass recipe will be one of your favorite seafood meals!
It's full of flavor - the delicate fish, the briny olives, the aromatic wine, and the fresh herbs all combine to make this an amazing meal.
Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs
These lemon pepper chicken thighs are a zesty and delicious weeknight meal. They're so juicy and flavorful while still be really easy to make!
Grilled Cod in Foil
This delicious grilled cod in foil is topped with a lemon butter sauce that pairs perfectly with the mild flavor of the cod.
Mediterranean Chicken Salad
This Mediterranean chicken salad is everything you need in an easy, quick weeknight meal. It's full of delicious flavors - artichokes, bell peppers, beans, chickpeas - it has everything.
Crispy Baked Haddock
This delicious crispy baked haddock recipe is a tasty meal that's ready in minutes! The panko and parmesan crust on this fish is perfection.
Roasted Tomato Soup
This delicious roasted tomato soup with basil and garlic is deeply flavorful. It's relatively simple to make and doesn't require much hands-on time.
Savoy Cabbage Salad
This chopped savoy cabbage salad is bursting with flavor!
The variety of flavors in this salad is stunning! The ginger dressing is the perfect complement to the subtle veggie flavors.
This spicy blackened tilapia recipe is ready in minutes! The seasoning and sautéing of this dish combine to make a delicious, tender fish.
Avocado Caprese Salad
This Avocado Caprese Salad is a perfect saladrecipe. It's easy to make, highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients, and is full of flavor!
Sheet Pan Salmon Recipe
This sheet pan salmon with haricots verts and radishes and a mustardy dressing is an easy weeknight meal.
Shrimp Summer Rolls
These tasty shrimp summer rolls are made with crunchy cucumber, rice vermicelli noodles, and lots of fresh herbs. They're fun to make and absolutely delicious.
Chickpea Salad with Cucumber
This easy chickpea cucumber and feta salad is ready in about 15 minutes! It's a great light meal for two.
Roasted Acorn Squash Soup
This creamy acorn squash soup recipe combines roasted acorn squash, onions, garlic, apple, spices, and herbs for a wonderfully hearty winter squash soup.
Asian Pear Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese
This delicious Asian pear salad is made with blue cheese, arugula, frisée, and grapes. It's such a delicious and beautiful salad recipe.
Spring Farro Salad
This delightful spring farro salad has roasted asparagus, broccolini, and radishes. It's absolutely bursting with flavor.
Pan-Seared Halibut with Capers and Dill
This delicious pan-seared halibut is topped with a lemon butter sauce, dill, and capers. The briny, bold flavors pair incredibly well with the fish.
Light Dinner Ideas
Try one of our favorite light dinner recipes - this tasty salmon salad has all the flavor and is a great healthy meal.
- 1 pound salmon
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
- 3 Persian cucumbers, sliced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 (14.5 ounces) can artichoke hearts, drained and halved
- ½ cup pitted kalamata olives
- 2 ounces crumbly feta cheese
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Pat the salmon dry and then salt it with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, reduce the heat to medium and add the salmon, skin side down. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 to 4 minutes or until the salmon is flaky or reaches 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
- When the salmon is done cooking, remove it from the pan and allow it to rest on a cutting board. When cooled slightly, flake it apart into smaller pieces.
- On a large serving platter, spread out the lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives. Top the salad with the salmon pieces. Sprinkle the feta cheese across the top.
- Whisk together the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil, a teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of pepper, and lemon juice.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 948mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 30g