30 Cold Dinner Recipes That Are Perfect for Hot Summer Nights
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.
Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles
Perfect for when it’s too hot out to use the stove.
Chicken Orzo Salad
Add whatever veggies you picked up from the farmers’ market this week.
MEXICAN SHRIMP COBB SALAD
Not your average cobb.
Watermelon Poke Bowls
Did we mention this one’s vegetarian?
Topped with extra creamy almond dressing.
Ahi Tuna Avocado Toast
Like avo toast on steroids.
Grilled Peach, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Sandwich
Sweet, salty and savory. Now that’s what we call a triple threat.
Shrimp Ceviche-Stuffed Avocados
Or anything-stuffed avocados.
Chilled Corn Soup
Creamy and oh-so fresh.
Spiralized Sushi Bowl with Salmon Sashimi and Ginger Miso Dressing
Taste the rainbow.
Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps
Perfect with a generous squeeze of lemon.
Shredded Thai Salad with Avocado
This might be the most colorful salad you will ever eat.
Zucchini Lasagna with Farmer Cheese
Stacks on stacks of cheesy goodness.
The Ultimate Quinoa-Avocado Bowl
Is there anything quinoa can’t do?
Lime, Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Beet Noodle, Pea and Arugula Salad
Topped with a lemon garlic-tahini sauce, it’s pretty close to perfection.
White Bean Caprese Salad
Balsamic drizzle on fleek.
Red Rainbow Raw Pad Thai
What’s the opposite of dull?
Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Bowl
Like takeout, just a hundred times better.
Bok Choy Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing
And it’s ready in ten minutes.
Mango, Habanero and Black Bean Tacos
Who says tacos have to have meat?
Carrot Pasta with Ginger, Lime, Peanut Sauce
Fewer carbs, fewer problems.
Mexican Quinoa Wraps
We'll take two.
Rainbow Collard Wraps with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
So easy. So refreshing.
Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers
Serve the leftovers for lunch.
Summer Abundance Salad
Let seasonal produce be the star of your meal.
BLT Pasta Salad
Fresh and flavorful.
Raw Falafel Wraps
Minimum effort, maximum taste.
Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil
Ready in just 15 minutes.
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough