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 float). 

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Watermelon Jicama Salad with Cotija, Cumin and Lime

Forget the ubiquitous watermelon feta salad. This take gets a boost from crunchy jicama (aka Mexican turnips).

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Mango Couscous Salad

Perfect for serving with grilled seafood or chicken.

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Pesto Tortellini Salad

Bonus: It travels beautifully to any summer soiree.

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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

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

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The Perfect Simple Tomato Salad

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

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Cucumber and Hummus Tartines

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

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Easy Lo Mein

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

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Lemony Grilled Artichokes

A guaranteed crowd-pleaser made with just three ingredients.

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Easy Tomato Gazpacho

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

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Mini Corn on the Cob Skewers

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

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Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

Imagine wrapping up this zesty cauliflower in grilled tacos.

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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.

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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.

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Raw Peanut Zoodle Salad

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

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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

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