50 Summer Vegetable Dishes to Make in 20 Minutes

50 Summer Vegetable Dishes to Make in 20 Minutes

Kelli Foster
Jul 6, 2016

When it comes to summer meal prep and cooking, there are two requirements that are absolute musts (you too, probably!): fill my plate with as many fresh, seasonal veggies as possible at all times of day and in all ways, and keep things as quick and easy as possible. Less time in the kitchen means more time poolside, on the patio, stoop, or fire escape enjoying the warm weather. From a creamy corn and egg scramble to summer squash succotash, a one-minute tomato sandwich, grilled asparagus, and more, here are 50 delicious ways to get your fill of veggies in under 20 minutes.

Appetizers and Snacks

From bruschetta to salsa and dip, here's how to taking snacking way beyond crudite.


Come summer and I'm happy to tuck into a big bowl of salad again and again. Use these salads as inspiration to revel in the bounty of fresh summer produce.

(Image credit: Brie Passano)

Sandwiches and Wraps

Not quite feeling a salad? Layer those veggies between a couple slices of bread, stuff them in a pita, or roll them up in a tortilla for a quick meal in minutes.

(Image credit: Brie Passano)

Side Dishes

These are the summertime sides worth keeping on repeat in your meal plan. They're easy to pull together and pair well with everything.

Veggie-Heavy Mains

Take your veggie haul beyond salad and side territory, and make it the main course. Not only do meals like stir-fry, balsamic veggie kebabs, and zoodle bowls feel totally nourishing, but they are lightning fast to pull together.


Starting your day with a veggie-packed breakfast is always something to feel good about.

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