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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, 24 recipes you most certainly won’t burn your tongue on.

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Anya’s Eats

Pesto Zucchini Pasta With Tomatoes and Avocado

*Drowns life in pesto*

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A Cozy Kitchen

Ahi Tuna Avocado Toast

Like avo toast on steroids.

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Heather Christo

Shrimp Ceviche-Stuffed Avocados

Or anything-stuffed avocados.

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Chilled Corn Soup

Creamy and oh so fresh.

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Beet Noodle, Pea and Arugula Salad

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

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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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Divine Healthy Food

Kelp Noodles with Kale and Garlic Almond Miso Dressing

If you haven’t tried kelp noodles yet, you’re majorly missing out.

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Zucchini Lasagna with Farmer Cheese

Stacks on stacks of cheesy goodness.

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The Lemon Bowl

Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Bowl

Like takeout, just a hundred times better.

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Skinny Taste

Lime, Shrimp and Avocado Salad


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Skinny Taste

White Bean Caprese Salad

Balsamic drizzle on fleek.

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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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Oh She Glows

Red Rainbow Raw Pad Thai

What’s the opposite of dull?

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The Fitchen

Bok Choy Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing

And it’s ready in ten minutes.

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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

You’ll never want Chipotle again.

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Lazy Cat Kitchen

Peach Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Sweet + salty = yum.

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Manila Spoon

Smoked Salmon Pizza

Serve the leftovers for brunch.

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Summer Abundance Salad

Let seasonal produce be the star of your meal.

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Strawberry Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

Fresh and flavorful.

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Feasting At Home

Beet Gazpacho

Try not to spill on your white jeans, though.

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Earth Sprout

Raw Falafel Wraps

Minimum effort, maximum taste.

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