6 No-Cook Dinner Salads That Won't Heat Up Your Kitchen

Rachael's Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired July 27, 2016

Too hot to turn on the oven or the stove? Check out these six delicious dinner salads that'll help you (and your kitchen) stay cool!

No. 1: Rachael's Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Using store-bought rotisserie chicken is the key to this quick twist on the classic cobb salad.

No. 2: Easy Black Bean Salad (with peppers, tomatoes and jicama)

We love this easy vegetarian lunch or dinner idea from Philly chef Hope Cohen's cookbook Fast, Fresh + Simple: 100 Delicious Recipes for Entertaining and Every Day. If you want to up the protein quotient, just add chicken or shrimp.

No. 3: Italian Chopped Salad

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Couscous, salami, mozzarella, spinach, zucchini... this salad practically screams summer but is still super-hearty.

No. 4: Marc Murphy's Zucchini, Pecorino and Mint Salad

Trying to cut down on carbs? Zoodles (spaghetti-like "noodles" made from zucchini) will be your new best friend.

No. 5: Graham Elliott’s Shaved Broccoli Salad

For this dish, Chicago-based chef Elliott Graham shreds broccoli to make a salad base, then adds pomegranate seeds, shaved parmesan, slivered almonds and a honey-dijon dressing. Simple and super-healthy.

No. 6: Richard Blais' Deviled Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocados

Just shred some rotisserie chicken, whip up a quick salad, and heap it into halved avocados. Dinner is served!

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