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There’s a time and a place for hearty, warming meals. It just doesn’t happen to fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During that time, we turn to cold, no-cook dinners that are light but totally satisfying. Here, 30 recipes you most certainly won’t burn your tongue on.

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Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles

Perfect for when it’s too hot out to use the stove. 

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Averie Cooks

Chicken Orzo Salad

Add whatever veggies you picked up from the farmers’ market this week. 

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Skinny Taste

MEXICAN SHRIMP COBB SALAD

Not your average cobb. 

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Watermelon Poke Bowls

Did we mention this one’s vegetarian? 

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Pinch of Yum

broccoli salad

Topped with extra creamy almond dressing. 

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A Cozy Kitchen

Ahi Tuna Avocado Toast

Like avo toast on steroids.

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Grilled Peach, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Sandwich

Sweet, salty and savory. Now that’s what we call a triple threat. 

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Heather Christo

Shrimp Ceviche-Stuffed Avocados

Or anything-stuffed avocados.

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Inspiralized

Spiralized Sushi Bowl with Salmon Sashimi and Ginger Miso Dressing

Taste the rainbow.

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Becky’s Best Bites

Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Perfect with a generous squeeze of lemon.

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Shredded Thai Salad with Avocado

This might be the most colorful salad you will ever eat. 

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Zucchini Lasagna with Farmer Cheese

Stacks on stacks of cheesy goodness.

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The Ultimate Quinoa-Avocado Bowl

Is there anything quinoa can’t do? 

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Skinny Taste

Lime, Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Zestyyyyy.

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Inspiralized

Beet Noodle, Pea and Arugula Salad

Topped with a lemon garlic-tahini sauce, it’s pretty close to perfection.

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Skinny Taste
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Hello Glow

Kale, Avocado and Hummus Wrap

Make sure to brush up on your wrapping skills first.

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cold padthai
Oh She Glows

Red Rainbow Raw Pad Thai

What’s the opposite of dull?

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The Lemon Bowl

Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Bowl

Like takeout, just a hundred times better.

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bok choy salad
The Fitchen

Bok Choy Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing

And it’s ready in ten minutes.

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mango black bean tacos
Love and Lemons

Mango, Habanero and Black Bean Tacos

Who says tacos have to have meat?

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The Roasted Root

Carrot Pasta with Ginger, Lime, Peanut Sauce

Fewer carbs, fewer problems.

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Contentedness Cooking

Mexican Quinoa Wraps

We'll take two.

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Rainbow Collard Wraps with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

So easy. So refreshing. 

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Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

Serve the leftovers for lunch.

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Summer Abundance Salad

Let seasonal produce be the star of your meal.

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BLT Pasta Salad

Fresh and flavorful.

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Earth Sprout

Raw Falafel Wraps

Minimum effort, maximum taste.

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Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil

Ready in just 15 minutes. 

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Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough

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