Beat The Heat With 15 No-Cook Recipes

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Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Parmesan Aired June 07, 2016

Too hot to deal with the stove? We've got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert!

No. 1: Watermelon, Queso Fresco and Mint Salad

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This celebratory salad is perfect for festive occasions when it's just too hot to cook.

No. 2: Mesa Grill-Style Avocado Relish and Jicama-Cucumber Salsa

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Who says you can't have chips and salsa for dinner? On those hot summer nights when you just can't, make these and kick back with a cold one.

No. 3: Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Parmesan

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When you're in the mood for pasta but can't even contemplate boiling water over a hot stove, make these Italian-style "zoodles."

No. 4: Jeanette’s No-Cook Peanut Zoodles

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...and if you’re Jones’ing for Asian-inspired noodles, try this zesty no-cook recipe.

No. 5: Chilled Cucumber Soup with Greek Yogurt and Herbs

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Drink your dinner with Clinton Kelly’s herbed cool-as-a-cucumber no-cook blender soup.

No. 6: Raspberry Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl

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A protein-packed smoothie bowl is a delicious breakfast, dessert or even dinner option!

No. 7: No-Cook Buffalo Chicken Tostadas

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Pick up a rotisserie chicken on your way home from work and you’ve got a delish dinner without even touching the stove.

No. 8: Avocado Tuna Salad

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This hearty tuna salad doesn’t even need bread -- crack open a can of tuna, add avocado, cucumbers, pickles and jalapenos, grab a fork, and dive in.

No. 9: Easy Overnight Oats

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No need to boil water for this oatmeal -- just mix up the ingredients in a mason jar and leave overnight. Breakfast is ready to go the next morning!

No. 10: Avocado Ice Cream

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Why not cool down with some healthy avocado ice cream? This recipe really could not be easier. Just blend up avocado, heavy cream and agave, then freeze, that’s it.

No. 11: Baby Spinach and Marinated Artichoke Salad

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This light and delicate spinach salad is great for days when it’s so hot that all other options feel too heavy.

No. 12: Cream Cheese Roll-ups (a.k.a. Redneck Sushi)

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Mix up your sandwich routine with these salsa and bacon and cream-cheese rollups courtesy of Trisha Yearwood.

Tip: Use pre-cooked bacon to keep things really cool.

No. 13: Shaved Broccoli Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Grated Parmesan

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This delish and nutritious salad is great for a BBQ or just a weeknight dinner.

No. 14: Deviled Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocados

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Stay cool AND save time with this summer lunch or dinner. Just shred some rotisserie chicken, whip up a quick salad, and heap it into a halved avocado.

No. 15: Peanut Butter, Jam and Banana Burrito To Go

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And last but not least -- a PB&J burrito is a fun and fast meal for any time of day. (Skip heating the tortilla to make it truly no-cook.)

 

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