Greek lentil salad served in a clear bowl with two silver spoons placed next to bowl.

Quick and easy no-cook summer meals

Too hot to cook? Keep your cool this summer with nutritious no-cook meal ideas your whole family will love.

 Crowd-pleasing chickpea and carrot salad

chickpea_carrot_salad

This make-ahead salad is perfect for lunch. Pack the salad and dressing separately. Toss together just before digging in. Get the recipe.

 

 

 


Cold shrimp rolls

Cold-shrimp-rolls

If kids aren’t keen on the peanut sauce, try ranch dressing instead. For a vegetarian option, substitute firm tofu for the shrimp. Get the recipe.

 

 

 


 Stuffed spinning tomato tops

Stuffed tomatoes

Make these delicious finger foods with the kids. They come together quickly and deliver just enough tang, sweetness and crunch. Get the recipe.

 

 

 


Mexican Bean Dip

Mexican bean dip

Load this dip inside pita pockets along with lettuce, sliced tomato and cucumber. Get the recipe.

 

 

 


Terrific tuna and tomato salad

Tuna salad sandwich

Equally delicious tucked in a sandwich or eaten with a fork. This tuna salad is a perfect way to use summer-ripened tomatoes. Get the recipe.

 

 

 


Crunchy broccoli salad with cheddar and chicken

 

broccoli saladGrill some extra chicken earlier in the week and then throw this meal together in a snap. The combination of fresh broccoli, grilled chicken and cheddar is sure to be a hit with the family. Get the recipe.

 

 


Fresh avocado and bean lettuce wrap

avocado and bean lettuce wrap

For an easy appetizer, prepare the bean filling separately from the lettuce, and assemble just before you’re ready to eat. Get the recipe.

 

 

 


Cobb salad with tangy citrus dressing

Cobb salad

Bring this hearty salad along to your next picnic or summer potluck. Get the recipe.

 

 

 


Greek lentil salad

Bowl of Greek salad with lentils

The lentils add a delicious twist to this Greek salad. It tastes even better the next day! Get the recipe.

 

 

 


Lime-zested tomatillo-black bean salad

Tomatillo black bean lettuce wraps

Add a fresh spin to family taco night with these zesty wraps. Get the recipe.

 

 

 


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