50 Summer Vegetable Dishes to Make in 20 Minutes

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

When it comes to summer cooking, there are two things I always do: fill my plate with as many fresh, seasonal veggies as possible 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 a one-minute tomato sandwich, here are 50 delicious ways to get your fill of veggies in 20 minutes or less.

Appetizers and Snacks

From bruschetta to salsa to dip, here’s how to take snacking way beyond crudité.

The Easiest Tangy Cucumber Salad(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)


Come summer, 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.

1-Minute Tomato Sandwich(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.

Bacon and Basil Wrapped Corn(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.

No-Chop Cold Veggie Noodle Bowls with Soy Lime Vinaigrette(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

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 also lightning-fast to pull together.

Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Corn(Image credit: Kelli Foster)


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