5 No-Cook Summer Recipes

Jul 8, 2021

With temperatures rising into the 90s and above, cooking up a hot meal at home right now might seem unthinkable. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious seasonal recipes to prepare that don’t involve turning on an oven or stove. We’ve rounded up 5 of the best no-cook dishes from some of our favorite recipe experts and food ahead to learn more!   

Best Summer Gazpacho

For a tasty summer side, try this excellent Gazpacho recipe from NYTimes cooking. The creamy orange-hued soup is perfect when looking for something savory, but hoping to avoid the heat. This version originates from Seville, Spain--where Gazpacho is super popular--and ditches the traditional recipe’s call for bread in exchange for a large quantity of healthy olive oil and pale green cucumber juice. Find full recipe details here.


Easy Tomato & Avocado Sandwiches 

Need a quick and simple lunch that can be whipped up in minutes? Try this easy recipe for Tomato & Avocado Sandwiches from Taste of Home. The vegetarian-friendly dish combines hummus, avocado, tomato, and shallot for a flavorful and nutritious noontime meal. Find full recipe info here.


Refreshing Coconut Water Popsicles

We all know it’s extra important to drink enough liquids during these warm summer months. For a refreshing and yummy way to stay hydrated, check out these Coconut Water Popsicles from certified health coach and local recipe creator @_littlemissfoodie. Using a silicone popsicle mold, slice any fresh fruit you like into small pieces and add coconut water. Freeze and enjoy! For more recipe info, check here.


Peaches & Burrata With Hot Sauce 

Try this Peaches & Burrata with Hot Sauce recipe from bon appétit for a spicy twist on the tasty summer combo. Combine olive oil, hot sauce, vinegar, and honey in a bowl and toss together with peaches and tomato. After transferring to a platter, add the burrata and drizzle the remaining dressing. A light and zippy seasonal starter dish! Find full recipe details here.


No-Cook Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

Tasty shares this recipe for No-Cook Zucchini Noodles with Pesto--the perfect option if you’re craving pasta, but refuse to boil water in this heat (we don’t blame you!). Use a spiralizer to turn zucchini into a veggie substitute for traditional pasta. Then, add pesto and fresh tomatoes for an appetizing and nutritious vegetarian-friendly dinner. Find full recipe details here.


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