by Lisa Lozano
Don’t want to turn on the stove this weekend? You don’t have to! From appetizers, to snacks, to entrees, to dessert, we have 11 recipes that involve no cooking at all.
This healthy and nutritious sandwich would be extremely easy to put together quickly at the end of a long workday. It’s light and fresh, a great choice for a hot day.
For an easy afternoon snack on a hot summer day, this traditional guac would pair well with Mexican coke or beer.
If it’s so warm and muggy that you have no appetite, here’s a way to drink your meal. This smoothie features nutrient-dense berries, half a banana, vanilla almond milk, Omega-3 rich flaxseed oil, protein powder and ice, resulting in a cool and calorie-conscious summer beverage.
To make this flavor-packed sandwich without having to cook, just buy pre-cooked roast beef at the deli counter.
If you need to prep an appetizer but don’t want to heat up the kitchen, check out this ranch-flavored cheeseball. The earthiness of goat cheese is balanced with the freshness of sour cream, dill and chives.
This creamy and rich gazpacho-esque soup involves no cooking! Serve in shot glasses as an elegant first course for a dinner party.
The greens in this salad are actually shaved brussels sprouts! And Bob Harper “skinnies” up the dressing by replacing the egg yolks and olive oil with Greek yogurt. So you don’t have to feel guilty about this delicious dinner! Using store-bought rotisserie chicken enables you to avoid the oven.
This creative salad uses zucchini cut into spaghetti-like strands. A dressing of olive oil, lemon and mint and shaved pecorino finishes this extremely simple and fresh meal.
Jessica involves her two daughters, Honor, 6, and Haven, 3, when she makes these delicious popsicles. She doesn’t just include sweet ingredients, making sure to mix in greens or herbs like basil so that her kids get a nutritional boost and develop an adventurous palate.
This fun icebox cake is made with store-bought ice cream sandwiches! Easy to put together, this not only won’t heat up your kitchen, but it will help you and your guests cool down!
This amazing dessert is made in only 60 seconds! Crazy, right? So if you need a dessert, pronto, this is the recipe for you!
What is your favorite no-cook recipe to make in the summertime? Tell us in the comments!