The great thing about summery days is that it makes cooking easier. You settle for simpler dishes made with fresh ingredients because you prioritize cooking faster to spend more time outdoors. Plus, your body doesn’t need hot dishes to keep you warm. To make your summer days easy, check out these no-cook recipes for when it’s just too hot to turn on the oven or the stove.
SHRIMP CEVICHE AVOCADOS
Need I say more? There are ton of stuffed avocado recipes, but this one is hot stuff. Marinate the shrimp ceviche with chili, onion, cilantro, and lime juice for 10 minutes, and then add orange juice and some oil. That’s all the effort you’ll put it for an out-of-this-world recipe.
If you’ve never had cold soup, this is a great opportunity. Gather all the ingredients, blend until smooth, and top with Greek yogurt, bacon bits, or diced veggies. You’ll “olé!” your way through summer.
GREEK TZATZIKI CHICKEN SALAD
Salads are a quintessential summer meal, and this Greek version is no exception. All you need is chicken, veggies, Greek yogurt, feta, and some spices. Mix in and let sit for 30 minutes. Serve with pita bread scoops and enjoy.
ZOODLES WITH GOAT CHEESE AND CORN
Not all summery meals have to be cold. Check out this no-stove pasta alternative made with shaved zucchini. Top with goat cheese, pine nuts, lemon-basil vinaigrette, and corn for a crunchy touch.
MEDITERRANEAN TAPAS PLATTER
The perfect summer platter to delight guests without any effort. Prepare a bowl of hummus and include different dippers like veggies (carrots, cucumbers, and red peppers), nuts, pita bread or crackers. Complement with black olives and an easy four-ingredient whipped feta spread.
PROSCIUTTO CAPRESE SALAD
Ditch the usual salad and go the extra mile. This salad is made with arugula, burrata, tomatoes, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Make it extra crunchy by adding crispy prosciutto.
HUMMUS COLLARD WRAPS
This recipe is going to make summer worth your while. If you need a healthy quick fix, stuff collard greens with your favorite veggies and hummus, and wrap for easy eating.
Replace the regular sausage in buns for a crab mixture you’ll go crazy for. Combine crabs with mayo and a few veggies for a light, fresh quick eat. Serve with pickles and chips to delight your diners.
OPEN-FACED TUNA FENNEL SANDWICH
Sandwiches are another easy go-to recipe for when you’re just too lazy to cook. Layer these fresh ingredients on a piece of bread for a tasty lunch or turn it into a salad by removing the bread and adding other green veggies.
ROAST BEEF AND CHEDDAR ROLL-UPS
Prepare a spread with a spicy kick by mixing cream cheese and horseradish. Cover fresh tortillas with the spread and layer them with lettuce, roast beef and cheddar. Roll up and you’ll wish summer were never over.