Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 25 Quick Vegetarian Recipes We Love

We're in the height of summer's produce bounty, and you're faced with the ultimate quandary. You want to cook and eat everything, but the weather's so nice out that you also just want to relax on the deck with a cold beer and nothing on your mind. What's a Serious Eater to do? Here are 25 vegetable-based recipes that will help make a dent in the season's best produce. The best news? They're quick enough—most of them take less than 30 minutes from start to finish—that you don't have to miss any more of that sunshine and beer than is absolutely necessary.

Jump straight to a recipe below, or click through the slideshow for some more inspiration.

Snacks and Sides


Roasted Zucchini Dip with Za'atar [Photograph: Josh Bousel]

Eggs and Breakfast


Eggs Baked in Avocado [Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Hearty Salads


Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Fried Almonds [Photograph: Jennifer Segal]



Spanish Chickpea and Spinach Stew [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Pasta and Other Mains


Herb Ricotta Gnocchi with Quick Tomato Sauce [Photograph: Deborah Mele]

About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.


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