It has been insanely hot this summer, hasn’t it? Since beach trips are postponed with many of us are still sticking close to home, we needed to find ways to keep cool while staying well fed. Our solution? These six no-cook summer recipes. From chilled soup to cook-free noodles and nachos, we have a taste of it all. The best part? No oven required.
This bright meets refreshing soup is both a pop of color and flavor. Combining summer favorites like sweet corn and Sungold tomatoes, it’s topped with a fresh cucumber salad making it pretty much the most refreshing soup you ever did taste.
Sweet, juicy watermelon is the star of this refreshing summer ceviche. Make this dish while the fruit is at its peak – the sweetness of the watermelon mellows out the intense acidity from the lime juice. If you’re sensitive to heat, add the serrano pepper sparingly.
These chicken lettuce wraps are a gluten-free, low-carb lunch or dinner recipe that does not require any cooking, plus it’s made all the easier thanks to one super-tasty chicken shortcut. And, the homemade peanut butter sauce will have you practically wanting to lick your plate!
These vegetable noodles are smothered in a delicious and easy-to-make coconut curry sauce that softens them without having to turn on the stove. It’s a healthy, 20-minute dinner recipe ideal for summer or anytime you want a refreshingly simple meal! It’s also vegan + gluten-free + paleo + Whole30 compliant.
This chicken, cucumber, and avocado salad is another one of those recipes that is so simple to throw together it’ll quickly become a part of your regular rotation—especially on hot days when you need to pull a meal together and fast. Need some more dinner salad ideas? Check out our list here.
No-cook nachos are a quick and easy appetizer that can double as a meal. Crisp tortilla chips are piled high with jack cheese, black beans, chicken, salsa, and colorful chopped veggies. Perfect for tailgates, pool parties, and backyard barbecues.