Recipes

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

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:33 PM, July 27, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired July 27, 2016

If it’s too hot to turn on the oven or the stove, check out six delicious dinner salads that will keep your kitchen cool!

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

For a hearty but still light and refreshing summer meal, try this Cobb salad, also made with time-saving rotisserie chicken.

No. 2: Hope Cohen's Black Bean Salad

This vegetarian summer dinner option is simple to prepare but boasts a complex flavor. If you want to up the protein quotient, you can add chicken or another meat.

No. 3: Jeanette's No-Cook Italian Salad

This fresh, delicious and nutritious salad features couscous, salami, mozzarella, spinach, zucchini and more delightful ingredients.

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

This creative salad features zucchini cut into spaghetti-like strands tossed with a dressing of olive oil, lemon and mint and topped with shaved pecorino.

No. 5: Graham Elliott’s Shaved Broccoli Salad

For this dish, 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: Deviled Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocados

Even if you’re short on time, we are positive you can handle this delicious treat. Just shred some rotisserie chicken, whip up a quick salad, and heap it into a halved avocado. Dinner is served!

What meal do you prepare when it’s too hot to turn on the stove? Tell us below.