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Get Out of the Kitchen! No-Cook Meals to Beat the Heat

Summer salad with chicken bacon and avocadoBy Kristin Sidorov
When the weather is as warm as the days are long, it seems downright criminal to spend time sweltering in a cramped kitchen with a hot oven. Stay cool and satisfied with simple, healthy, no-cook meals.

From cold soups with fresh summer flavors to hearty salads and tapas-inspired finger foods, we’ve got enough warm-weather treats to keep you covered all summer long. And, if you feel more ambitious, there’s always The Joy of Cooking for you weekend warriors.

Hiyayakko (Japanese Cold Tofu) (The Kitchn)
Black Bean Salad (Simple Bites)
Fig, Apricot, and Goat Cheese Salad (Jenn Cuisine)
Spicy Avacado Soup (The Indolent Cook)
Red Peppers, Goat Cheese, and Basil (Culinary Cory)
Yogurt, Mint, and Nut Soup (eCurry)
Tapas Plate with Marinated Chickpeas (Real Simple)
Zucchini Carpaccio with Feta and Pine Nuts (Serious Eats)
Summer Panzanella (Cheap Healthy Good)
Marinated Mushroom Salad (Serious Eats)

Try any of these easy, delicious salad recipes, and top off your no-cook meal with a sweet but sugarless warm-weather treat!


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