16 No-Cook Meals for When It’s Too Hot to Use the Oven
Welp, it’s another 90-degree day in the heart of summer. You step into your breeziest maxi dress, throw your hair in a topknot and head out to work. Eight hours and two sweaty commutes later, you’re back at your house. Finally, time for a nice dinner. Except the AC unit broke two days ago and the absolute last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or stove. To avoid melting into a puddle on your kitchen floor, try one of these 16 completely no-cook recipes. And go get yourself a fan.
Chilled Cucumber Salad
Serve it on the side or as a refreshing main dish.
Watermelon Poke Bowls
It’s like sushi, except it’s vegetarian-friendly and way less fussy.
Raw Carrot Salad with Ginger-Lime Peanut Dressing
Break out your spiralizer.
Grilled Flatbread Pizza
Spoiler alert: Store-bought flatbread for the win.
Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Pistachio
Juicy, sweet, crunchy and tangy in every single bite.
All you need is a blender and ripe produce.
There isn’t an avocado recipe we wouldn’t try.
Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad
Chickpeas bring the extra protein to this refreshing summer dish.
Kale Caesar Salad
This satisfying salad never gets old.
Chile Basil Coconut Ceviche
All you need is a little patience while this seafood marinates.
Lunch Kebabs with Mortadella, Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Well, hello, next-level lunch.
Sonoma Chickpea Salad
Have you ever seen a more beautiful salad?
Summer Corn, Avocado and Black Bean Salad
Frozen corn for the win.