15-Minute Side Dish Recipes

Too busy to cook? Not with these easy side dishes. They all come together in 15 minutes or less -- perfect for busy weeknights or lazy summer weekends.

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    Caprese Watermelon Salad

    Juicy watermelon gives this take on classic caprese a burst of summer goodness. Perfect for on-the-fly entertaining, it's ready in just 10 minutes.

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    Gazpacho Verde

    Give gazpacho a makeover. Our bright green bowl boasts the season's best like spinach, cucumber, and lime. Serve it alongside grilled chicken or fish for an easy summer meal.

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    Grilled Summer Vegetables with Summer Hollandaise

    Asparagus and Broccolini were made for grilling. We love the smoky veggies, but it's the tarragon hollandaise that steals the show.

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    Side-Dish Asparagus in 5 Minutes!

    Watch how to whip up a simple aspargus side dish with only 3-5 minutes of cooking time.

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    Sweet Berry Dressing

    Combine berry juice, oil, lemon, and honey in a blender, and this dressing practically makes itself. We love it on a salad of fresh spinach, mushrooms, and sliced green onion.

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    Green Bean Salad

    Look no further than fresh green beans for a superfast side salad. While you can let the dish stand for 30 minutes, we prefer to enjoy the crunchy veggies right away.

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    Black Bean and Corn Salad

    You're minutes away from your Mexican fix. This low-cal salad comes together in a snap thanks to canned black beans and frozen corn.

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    Fennel and Orange Salad

    Salad doesn't get any prettier than this: oranges and fennel layered with fresh chives. Finish the side with a quick baslamic-and-orange dressing.

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    Hearts of Romaine with Creamy Feta Dressing

    Whip up a dinner-party-ready salad in just 15 minutes. Ours features a creamy feta dressing and crisp hearts of romaine lettuce. Out of feta? Use tangy goat cheese instead.

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    Garlicky White Bean Dip

    Raw veggies just got a whole lot more exciting. Dip and dunk them into our garlicky white bean spread. For maximum garlic flavor, make the dip the night before to let flavors meld.

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    Tuscan Tuna Salad

    A colorful combination of juicy summer tomatoes, arugula, and white beans makes a hearty side salad. For plenty of protein, the quick dish gets tossed with oil-packed tuna so it's substantial enough to be a low-cal entree.

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    Massaged Kale

    Your Tuesday-night self needs this healthy side salad. It calls for just four ingredients and is ready in under 10 minutes.

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    Trend Spotting with BHG: Kale

    Get a sneak peak at something new you'll want to try: Kale sprouts!

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    Skillet Scalloped Corn

    Craving comfort food? You're just 15 minutes away from a bowl of cheesy scalloped corn. For a flavor fusion, top the bowl with crushed rye crackers.

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    Iceberg Wedge Salad with Bacon, Carrots, and Radishes

    Start this dish by cooking your bacon in the oven -- mess-free! While the bacon cooks, assemble the rest of the salad in just 15 minutes.

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    Mixed Greens with Cardamom-Curry Dressing

    Say hello to summer's easiest side dish. All it takes is a quick toss of garden-fresh greens and our spicy cardamom-curry dressing.

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    Pomegranate Green Salad

    Dress up basic greens with pomegranate and peanuts. The two combine to create a sweet and salty salad that takes just 15 minutes to make. Want even more flavor? Top the salad with big shavings of Parmesan cheese.

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    Easy Carrot Ribbon Salad

    This crunchy salad is here to help you get dinner on the table. All you'll need is four ingredients and a vegetable peeler.

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