These 11 picks for no-cook summer meals are cool, refreshing, healthy, and satisfyingly easy to make. Get ready to spend more time in the hammock (with one of these delish snacks) and a lot less time in a hot kitchen.
This easy gazpacho is a chilled summer soup made with tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, and onion blitzed in the blender and seasoned with hot sauce. Simple, fresh, and healthy.
These tuna salad sandwiches were a huge hit with our testers. They praised the versatility and the flavors that Hank Shaw suggests—capers, chiles, pickles, Dijon, bacon. You'll discover your own favorite variations, too.
A simple 3-ingredient dressing tops fresh ahi tuna, mango, and avocado on a bed of greens in this flavorful tuna poke salad, perfect for lunch or dinner.Recipe
This vegetarian summer rolls recipe usurps the traditional Vietnamese fillings for rice paper rolls by opting for colorful and crunchy vegetables in place of vermicelli noodles, pork, and shrimp. They’re crazy good. And crazy good for you.
These low-carb spiralized zucchini noodles with pesto is a no-cook vegetarian meal you’ll just love this summer!Recipe
Chicken-pea shoot salad takes advantage of early summer's sweetest offerings. Pea shoots in a tangy-sweet ginger dressing, balanced with radishes and tender chicken, it's like June in a bowl.
Inspired by Indian raita (except you eat it with a spoon), it is refreshing and so pretty, making it the perfect starter for lunch or dinner on a sweltering day. Stay in the shade, listen to the cicadas, and make this chilled soup. Cooling off doesn’t get any simpler than this!
This Vietnamese chicken salad is a simple-to-assemble salad of cabbage, chicken, cilantro, and dressing that keeps well for several days in the fridge. It’s authentic through and through thanks to its notes of sour, sweet, salty, and heat.
Deliciously spicy and packed with flavor, this No-Cook Spicy Tofu, made with spicy chili crisp sauces, comes together quickly.Recipe
Chopped salad. Hear us out. We combine the hallmark ingredients of two classic salads—Cobb and Waldorf—in this simple, satisfying, and we dare say stunning collision of healthy and indulgent.
This gazpacho is the simplest soup to make in the summer time, and really showcases the best of the tomatoes. Creamy, flavorful, chilled, and just perfect on these hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the stove.Recipe
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