Avoid a sizzling hot kitchen—and stay cool this summer with these healthy no-cook meal ideas. From salads to sandwiches to wraps, we have plenty of effortless no-cook meal ideas for every day of the week. There’s no need to turn on the stove, oven, or grill to prepare these delicious dishes. Refreshingly easy recipes for when it’s too hot to cook. Let’s check it out!
A store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this Asian-influenced meal a snap to throw together. This recipe relies on cooked, shredded chicken (pick up a rotisserie bird, or cook a bit extra earlier in the week) and packaged crispy Chinese noodles, such as La Choy chow mein noodles, for a crunchy, protein-rich salad.
This Zucchini and Bean Salad with Bulgur delivers protein—in the form of kidney beans and roasted almonds—fresh vegetables and herbs, and creamy goat cheese. Nutritious bulgur makes a hearty base for this delicious meatless salad. You also can substitute any grain your family loves.
Quality ingredients make all the difference here. Use premium canned or jarred white tuna, the best fruity olive oil you have, and garden-fresh veggies. Chop up the olives and capers and mix them into the tuna for a briny flavor hit that won’t slip out of your sandwich as you eat.
Turn everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail into a beautiful salad. Colorful heirloom tomatoes are dressed with lemon juice, Worcestershire, celery, and caraway seeds, horseradish, and chives for a delicious no-cook summer appetizer. Lemon juice and Worcestershire are whisked with oil for the dressing, and celery seeds and fresh horseradish get sprinkled on before serving.
Fresh tarragon infuses this picnic-perfect chicken salad with lovely anise notes. However, feel free to separate part of the salad into a bowl before adding the tarragon for a couple of kid-friendlier servings. Make sure to use shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast.
This is the perfect lunch to make ahead of time and pack for a long trip. Serve these turkey and Swiss wraps with a carrot salad for a healthy and kid-friendly lunch. The wholesome, balanced lunch will keep you fueled and ready for the day. Serve these turkey and swiss wraps with a carrot salad for a healthy and kid-friendly lunch.
It is very possible to cook in quick way and especially it should be worth it. These easy no-cook meals for one serving or more in a flash, making them perfect for busy weeknights, lazy weekends, and hot summer nights when it’s way too hot to turn on the oven.