What’s your favorite no-cook dinner for hot nights?! As the temperature rises, cooking in a hot kitchen just isn’t fun. Some nights you just want to skip using the oven or stove for dinner, and maybe it’s even too hot to grill outside. You might need something a little lighter, more refreshing, and healthier, of course. For those times, look to these recipes to help you out. None of these requires you to heat anything up, yet all are still full of the nutrients your body needs to feel its best.

    1. Chicken and guacamole tortilla roll-up
    2. Gazpacho
    3. Open face tuna salad on whole grain bread
    4. Huge chopped salad (farm share!) with feta and nuts/seeds  (from Julia M.)
    5. White bean and roasted chicken salad
    6. Shrimp salad-grab shrimp cocktail from the store and layer on your favorite greens.
    7. Minty chickpea salad with couscous (okay, so you need to heat up a cup of water in the microwave for the couscous. I think you can handle it.)
    8. Veggie/hummus/hard boiled egg/pita/tabbouleh platter  (from Cerissa L.)
    9. Arugula, Italian tuna and white bean salad
    10. Thai beef rolls 
    11. Watermelon steak salad
    12. Cucumber avocado soup
    13. White bean caprese salad
    14. Southwestern salad with black beans, shredded cheddar, avocado, romaine and tomatoes
    15. Sesame lime chicken salad
    16. Smashed white bean and avocado club, mash cannellini bean beans on whole grain bread, top with avocado, tomato and sprouts.
    17. Antipasto plate with marinated olives, chickpeas, prosciutto and cheese
    18. Shrimp Caesar salad
    19. Lobster or crab roll
    20. Waldorf chicken salad – use rotisserie chicken: chop chicken, grapes, walnuts and combine. Mix with a little greek yogurt or mayo.
    21. Curried tofu salad
    22. Tuna or chicken salad stuffed into a pepper or tomato
    23. Picnic in a glass

    What are your favorite no-cook meals? Pop over to our Facebook group and share a recipe or strategy working for you this summer. 

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