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20+ Delectable No-Cook Dinners

Aug 11 2015 - 9:00am

When it comes to weeknight cooking, Summer days are both good and bad; on the one hand, pristine produce abound at the market, but on the other, balmier evenings demand lighter, oven- and stove-free meals that come together in a heartbeat. Keep reading to see 20-plus delectable ways to get dinner on the table without cranking up the heat in your kitchen.

Tomato Salad With Chickpeas, Avocado, and Cucumber

Rainbow-bright and plenty filling, a tomato salad with chickpeas, avocado, and cucumber [1] is an ideal Summer meal.

Ahi Tuna Avocado Toast

For a Hawaiian spin on classic avocado toast [2] (also a great no-cook option), toss cubed sushi-grade tuna and avocado [3] with a miso-ginger dressing.

Acai Bowl

When temperatures are truly scorching, a fruit-packed acai bowl [4] is a fabulous breakfast-for-dinner meal.

Greek Salad

Fast, easy, and refreshing thanks to ample quantities of cool, crisp produce like cucumbers and tomatoes, classic Greek salad [5] is practically tailor-made for hot Summer nights.

Ham, Cheese, and Avocado Sandwich

Cooking for a crowd? Try an easy-to-eat ham, cheese, and avocado sandwich [6] that's a snap to scale up or down depending on how many mouths you have to feed.

Cucumber-Avocado Tuna Hand Rolls

Contrary to what you may believe, hand rolls [7] are a cinch to make at home. Here, cucumber, avocado, tuna, sriracha Greek-yogurt "fayo," and sprouts combine for a satiating bite.

Cucumber Avocado Caprese Salad

The classic caprese salad goes from side dish to satisfying meal with the addition of crisp cucumber chunks and rich and creamy avocado [8].

Turkey Club Sandwiches

This isn't any old club sandwich; it's the best darn club sandwich in the world [9], thanks to the additions of avocado, honey mustard, and cheddar cheese.

Shrimp-Ceviche-Stuffed Avocados

Halved avocados make for an eye-catching edible bowl in this shrimp ceviche recipe [10].

Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad

This hearty salad [11] becomes no-cook when made with canned chickpeas and packaged steamed lentils. All told, it'll only take about 20 minutes to prepare.

Greek Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Tahini, not mayonnaise, gives this Greek-inspired chickpea salad sandwich [12] its creamy texture.

Cheese, Bread, and Fruit

Less a recipe and more a suggestion for a soul-satisfying solo meal, this is your guide to making a delightful meal of bread, cheese, fruit, and veggies [13].

Southwestern Chopped Salad With Cilantro-Lime Dressing

A Greek-yogurt-based dressing [14] adds plenty of flavor and richness to corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, and lettuce.

Spicy Tuna Salad With Cucumber Noodles

If you love spicy tuna rolls, this cucumber-noodle-based salad [15] is for you.

Italian Deli Sandwich

Treat yourself to a three-meat Italian deli sandwich [16].

Watermelon, Radish, and Avocado Tacos

Whether you call them tacos or lettuce wraps, these refreshing nibbles [17] let bright Summer produce shine and are an ideal light meal.

Chickpea, Tomato, and Feta Salad With Pomegranate-Molasses Dressing

Celebrate peak tomato season with this simple chickpea, tomato, herb, and feta salad [18].

Vegan Veggie and Hummus Sandwich

Tuck hummus, sliced cucumber, avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes between two slices of bread for a hearty vegan sandwich [19].

Cowboy Caviar

Whether you serve it with corn chips as a salsa or eat it plain, do try this Texan bean salad [20].

Avocado-Tuna Salad With Cucumber Noodles

Crisp cucumber and creamy avocado freshen up classic tuna salad [21].

No-Noodle Pad Thai

Get your pad thai fix without dialing in for takeout with this lighter shredded-vegetable salad [22] that's inspired by the popular noodle dish.

Hummus Toast With Pickled Vegetables

Toast goes from snack to meal when topped with hummus, plenty of pickled vegetables, and beans [23].

Black Bean, Bell Pepper, and Corn Salad

Part salsa, part salad, and all fabulous, this bright combination of black beans [24], bell peppers, corn, and radishes is finished off with a zesty orange dressing.

Marinated Chickpea Salad

This crave-worthy marinated chickpea salad [25] is more than worth the extra time spent dicing and mincing, as it's even tastier the next day. Take leftovers to work for a satisfying brown-bag lunch.

Smoked Salmon and Hard-Boiled Egg Toast

Provided you have hard-boiled eggs on hand (either store-bought or leftover), this tartine [26] makes for a great no-cook dinner. And if not, boiling water long enough to cook eggs will hardly heat up your kitchen.

Spiralized Sushi Bowl With Salmon and Avocado

Nope, that's not rice; the base is spiralized daikon "rice," making this salmon chirashi bowl [27] a fully no-cook affair.

Vegetarian Taco Salad

No stove is required to brown beef in this meatless taco salad [28]. Rather, it's chock-full of different textures and flavors, from crunchy jicama to salty queso fresco.

Salmon Wasabi Cream Cheese Sandwich

Inspired by a sushi roll, this bold smoked salmon sandwich [29] is a cinch to make.

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