I not only hate to cook when it’s too hot but I also don’t like to eat heavy meals. You don’t have to be caught up in the hot kitchen cooking your families meals. I opt for lighter and refreshing meals that I don’t have to slave in the hot kitchen with.
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I’ve compiled my favorites here and none require you to cook. Amazing right?! You also won’t be skimping on nutrients for your family. They are super nutritious as well as tasty.
Since you aren’t cooking anything, they are also super fast and require less than 20 minutes each! After all, we don’t want to be cooking. We want to be having fun, right?
When it’s too darn hot, try these tasty no-cook Summer Recipes:
STRAWBERRY CAPRESE PASTA SALAD
There’s this delightful kiss of sweetness from the strawberries that perfectly compliments the fresh basil, spinach, mozzarella, and pasta. When these ingredients get all up close and personal with each other texture is pretty gosh darn phenomenal and the dressing?
Gazpacho a classic of Spanish cuisine is a cold soup made of raw blended vegetables, making it perfect for warm weather. It is a perfect mix of fresh, chopped veggies and a smooth, tomato-based vegetable soup.
MEDITERRANEAN CHOPPED SALAD PITAS
These Mediterranean Chopped Salad Pitas are great for a quick and easy lunch or a healthy no-cook dinner! They’re refreshing, loaded with veggies and only require a bit of chopping.
SHRIMP CEVICHE TOSTADA
Light and refreshing, this no-cook meal will become a family favorite! Ceviche is the perfect no-cook meal for those hot summer days. The crunch of the cucumber, onion, and jalapeño blend perfectly with the delicate shrimp and creamy avocado.
CHICKPEA AVOCADO TACOS
Hearty, healthy and ready in less than 20 minutes with no heat required. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free lunch or dinner! Simply stir and lightly mash together chickpeas, avocado, cilantro, slaw, and seasonings. Then add the mixture to flour or corn tortillas or lettuce leaves.
EASY CHICKEN GYROS WITH GREEK FETA SAUCE
These quick and easy chicken gyros with Greek feta sauce are so super versatile and great for a speedy lunch or a fuss-free weeknight dinner. You can use grilled, baked, rotisserie, or even leftover chicken or go veggie and add sautéed onions and peppers to the mix! Omit the chicken for a vegetarian version.
MELON CAPRESE SKEWERS
The perfect blend of 3 kinds of melon, honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon skewered with fresh mozzarella and salty prosciutto and then drizzled with basil vinaigrette. What more could you ask for? It’s beyond simple!
Summer is so hot and there is no need to be in a hot kitchen when you can enjoy life and refreshing meals. You’re family will love these and love the time you are spending with them as well! Let me know which one’s you like. I’d live to hear from you!