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15 Summer Veggie Side Dishes You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less


It’s summer, and there are ice pops to eat, books to read, and linen pants to wear. You’re busy, lady. So here are 15 easy-breezy veggie side dish recipes that’ll take up almost none of your time. So you can focus on perfecting your skewer game (or, more realistically, maximizing your time on a giant pool floatie). 

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Watermelon and Jicama Salad with Cotija, Cumin, and Lime

Forget the ubiquitous watermelon-feta salad. This take gets a boost from crunchy jicama (a.k.a. Mexican turnips). Get the recipe.

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Mango Couscous Salad

Perfect for serving with grilled seafood or chicken. Get the recipe.

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Pesto Tortellini Salad

Bonus: It travels beautifully to any summer soiree. Get the recipe.

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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Serving your creation in a half pineapple is optional but oh-so-stylish. Get the recipe.

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The Perfect Simple Tomato Salad

This is what we want every night of our summer to look like. Get the recipe.

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Cucumber and Hummus Tartines

A loaf of fresh, crusty bread will take these fancy toasts over the top. Get the recipe.

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Easy Lo Mein

Hello, lo mein! Who knew you were so easy to make at home? Get the recipe.

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Lemony Grilled Artichokes

A guaranteed crowd-pleaser made with just three ingredients. Get the recipe.

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Easy Tomato Gazpacho

Bonus: You can make this quick soup ahead of time, then store it in the fridge for up to four days. Get the recipe.

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Mini Corn on the Cob Skewers

Cutting the cob in thirds shaves minutes off your cook time. Get the recipe.

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Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

Imagine wrapping up this zesty cauliflower in grilled tacos. Get the recipe.

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Mediterranean Farro Salad

Cherry tomatoes, chopped bell peppers, mint, and marinated artichoke hearts make this salad a midsummer night’s dream. Get the recipe.

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Five-Minute Macadamia Cheese and Vegan Crudite

This platter can chill out at room temperature for the duration of your party. Get the recipe.

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Raw Peanut Zoodle Salad

Best of all, you don’t have to turn on the oven. Get the recipe.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Full of hearty, filling veggies you probably already have in your pantry. Get the recipe

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