Toiling over dinner in a hot kitchen is not ideal on these sweltering summer days. Instead of resorting to takeout, opt for a homemade meal that’s super-easy and doesn’t require your stove or oven. From appetizers to drinks and dessert, save time and your sanity with our ultimate no-cook menu featuring recipes from some of our favorite local Texas spots.
Citrusy and refreshing, this chilled Martini from Zinc Bistro in San Antonio is summertime in a glass. The freshly squeezed orange juice, orange vodka and orange brandy will give you a cooling vitamin C boost that’s perfect for this warm weather.
Not sure what to do with all these Texas Hill Country Peaches? This sweet and savory appetizer from Lone Star Farmers Market is a great starter for any meal. The salty prosciutto and sweet, juicy peaches go perfectly together.
Satisfying yet light, this avocado dish stuffed with crab salad from Satellite in Austin works as a first course or a main. The spicy Garlic-Chile Ranch takes this dinner-worthy salad to the next level.
This super-simple salad from Goya Foods comes together in only 15 minutes! It’s packed with protein from four varieties of beans: black beans, cannellini, chickpeas and pinto beans.
This traditional Hawaiian dish from Mongers Market + Kitchen in Austin contains raw seafood, but don’t let it intimidate you. Get your hands on the highest-quality fish by asking your local fishmonger for sushi-grade yellowfin tuna. Serve this right away so it’s extra fresh.
A double boiler isn’t needed for this easy salty-sweet chocolate mousse! This Goodtaste original recipe is light, airy, silky smooth and decadent. We use a creamy almond butter, but you can easily use peanut butter, cashew butter or sun butter. Just be sure that it is smooth, otherwise your mousse will look grainy. For a shortcut, use store-bought Cool Whip.