With summer just around the bend, you’ll want to use your oven and stove top less and less. Who wants all that extra heat in the house? We’re all about no cook dinners in the summer, and we’ve found some fabulous recipes for you to try (two weeks worth of recipes, in fact). With wraps, salads, sandwiches and more that are so good no one will realize that you didn’t spend a second overheating in front of the stove. You’re welcome.
Crunchy lettuce, creamy avocado, crunchy corn, beans, tomatoes and more round out this amazingly delicious Southwestern Veggie Wrap with Creamy Smoke Dressing.
Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps are yummy and diet-friendly, but you can add a wrap or tortilla chips for some carbs and a little more flavor if you prefer. Delicious either way!
Prepare this healthy and tasty “noodle” dish: Raw Zucchini Noodles with Veggies. Even the kids will love it!
While it may be more of a side, I know I could definitely make a meal out of this No-Cook Fresh Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad. Then again, I can never get enough corn!
For this recipe, the fish “cooks” not with heat, but just by marinating in lime juice for at least 30 minutes or so. Serve this Ceviche with Shrimp and Pineapple with a bunch of tortilla chips for a complete meal.
Does your mouth water at the thought of Pad Thai? You’ll love this No-Noodle Pad Thai made with spiralized zucchini.
If you appreciate spicy flavors, you’ll love how this Spicy Pinto Bean and Tuna Salad with Peperoncini, Tomatoes and Parsley comes together. It may sound like a strange flavor combination, but it’s a real winner!
Speaking of beans and tuna, you’ll want to take this Tuscan Tuna and White Bean Salad for a spin, too. Serve over mixed greens to add more veggies.
Tortilla Pinwheels are really more of an appetizer, but if you eat enough of an appetizer, it becomes dinner. Right? They’re as tasty as they are colorful!
Nothing says summer like a fresh Caprese salad. This version is chock full of white beans for added fiber and protein.
The cream cheese on these Smoked Turkey Cobb Wraps takes the flavor to the next level. You’ll make them again and again!
These Vietnamese Vermicelli Noodle Bowls with Shrimp are fast and delicious. The sweet and tangy vinaigrette really brings out the flavors of the veggies, seafood and peanuts.
Mexican Three Bean Salad is delicious as is or served with a heaping pile of tortilla chips.
Okay, so you know that sandwiches are pretty much no-cook, but this Pressed Picnic Sandwich is seriously one of the best sandwiches ever and holds up well for hours until you can eat your meal.
Kitchen Cheat Sheet
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We LOVE having a kitchen cheat sheet handy – it is a fridge magnet and is perfect for those days when you can’t find the tablespoon or need to remember what to use if you run out of oil or whatever! Genius! And it’s FREE!