Summer is a great time to whip together some fresh and delicious vegetable-filled dishes. With the warm weather, it’s easy to crave light and nutritious meals, and there are so many options when it comes to whipping up this season’s produce. That being said, no one wants to spend hours slaving in the kitchen with the heat of the stove or oven, so it’s best to prepare meals that require very little time, but that still taste amazing.
Here are eight vegetable dishes you can make this summer that take only 20 minutes or less.
1. Rainbow Vegetable Spring Rolls
Vegetables don’t have to be boring. Get some rice paper and load it up with carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, scallions, and mango for a fresh summer veggie dish that makes a great appetizer.
Recipe: Chef Savvy
2. Roasted Asparagus And Tomatoes
Roasting is an easy and delicious way to enjoy your summer vegetables, and these asparagus and tomatoes are drizzled with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese for a richer flavor.
Recipe: Plain Chicken
3. Mediterranean Grilled Zucchini With Tomato And Feta
Nothing says summery food like throwing it on the grill. This tasty zucchini dish takes less than 15 minutes, and it’s filled with chopped tomatoes, feta cheese and green onions.
Recipe: The Mediterranean Dish
3. Tortilla Vegetable Pizza
Make a healthy twist on pizza using a simple tortilla and a handful of summer veggies. This recipe calls for onions, zucchini, bell peppers, garlic, and basil, but feel free to use whatever leftover produce you have on hand.
Recipe: The Wallflower Kitchen
4. Corn And Feta Salad
Salads don’t have to be made with mixed greens or spinach. This summery corn salad makes a great side for a barbecue, with its buttery flavor and fresh ingredients that include lemon, dill and roasted red peppers.
Recipe: A Dish Of Daily Life
5. Sesame Almond Butter Zucchini Noodle Bowls
If you haven’t tried spiralizing, this summer is the time. This noodle bowl is made with zucchini instead of pasta, and it is tossed with an Asian-inspired sesame almond butter sauce, making it a great option to serve cold.
Recipe: Iowa Girl Eats
6. BBQ Onion Steaks With Honey-Mustard Sauce
Who knew onions could be such an interesting vegetable dish? These sweet onions are grilled and slathered with a honey mustard sauce, and they can be eaten by themselves or added to sandwiches or burgers.
7. Israeli Couscous Salad with Summer Vegetables
Salads require very little prep, making them a great choice for a last-minute, throw-everything-together meal. This Israeli couscous salad contains cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes, red onions,and more, and it’s filled with flavor, despite it’s easy preparation.
Recipe: Green Valley Kitchen
8. Cantaloupe and Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Caprese salad is a summer classic, but this one comes with a twist. Fresh mozzarella is combined with cantaloupe and prosciutto, along with some fresh herbs to make a quick sweet and savory salad that’s sure to impress guests.
Recipe: Foodie Crush