No Cook Summer Meals

dinner recipes for when you don't feel like cooking (& it's too hot anyway)

Ricotta with Pears and Honeyed Pistachios

This simple board with ricotta cheese and fresh pears is absolutely delicious and aesthetically pleasing.

Grapefruit, Avocado, and Golden Beet Salad

With all of the delicious fruit packed into this summer salad, feta acts as a simple moderator, allowing you to hone in on each individual flavor.

White Bean Radicchio Salad

If you haven’t yet hopped on the radicchio train, now’s your chance. This salad is a true stunner, filled with a variety of different ingredients that curate an appetizing, texture-filled bowl.

Mexican Chopped Salad

The recipe is bound together with a honey-shallot dressing, which can be used and stored for all your summer salad recipes.

Antipasto Salad

Think salads can’t serve as a hearty and complete (not to mention delicious) meal? Think again.

Thai Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

I’ve been a fan of peanut dressing for years, and this recipe is the perfect chance to try it if you haven’t! This salad is filled with healthy and nutritious ingredients to help you recharge after a day in the sun.

Spring Pasta Salad

Pasta or salad? We simply can’t decide which bowl takes the cake for the best side dish of the summer. When I hear the expression “food is fuel,” I think of dishes like this pasta salad.

Sriracha Tempeh Spring Rolls

These spring rolls are the perfect combination of hot and sweet. With delicious tempeh smothered in a honey sriracha sauce, simply roll your protein with veggies of your choice in rice paper and enjoy!

Chicken Burger Lettuce Wraps

These wraps are my go-to summer lunch solution. I love how the cool, crisp lettuce provides a contrasting crunch to the herby chicken burgers.

Club Sandwich with Pesto Mayonnaise

In my world, BLTs are the perfect sandwich. They combine a little fatty richness with fruity, fresh flavor. This version is a slight (but significant) step up.