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 float).
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).
Mango Couscous Salad
Perfect for serving with grilled seafood or chicken.
Pesto Tortellini Salad
Bonus: It travels beautifully to any summer soiree.
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Serving your creation in a half pineapple is optional but oh-so-stylish.
The Perfect Simple Tomato Salad
This is what we want every night of our summer to look like.
Cucumber and Hummus Tartines
A loaf of fresh, crusty bread will take these fancy toasts over the top.
Easy Lo Mein
Hello, lo mein! Who knew you were so easy to make at home?
Lemony Grilled Artichokes
A guaranteed crowd-pleaser made with just three ingredients.
Easy Tomato Gazpacho
Bonus: You can make this quick soup ahead of time, then store in the fridge for up to four days.
Mini Corn on the Cob Skewers
Cutting the cob in thirds shaves minutes off your cook time.
Cilantro Cauliflower Rice
Imagine wrapping up this zesty cauliflower in grilled tacos.
Mediterranean Farro Salad
Cherry tomatoes, chopped bell peppers, mint and marinated artichoke hearts make this salad a midsummer night’s dream.
Five-Minute Macadamia Cheese and Vegan Crudite
This platter can chill out at room temperature for the duration of your party.
Raw Peanut Zoodle Salad
Best of all, you don’t have to turn on the oven.