20+ Delectable No-Cook Dinners
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 all the 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 is an ideal Summer meal.
When temperatures are truly scorching, a fruit-packed acai bowl is a fabulous breakfast-for-dinner meal.
Fast, easy, and refreshing thanks to ample quantities of cool, crisp produce like cucumbers and tomatoes, classic Greek salad 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 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 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.
Turkey Club Sandwiches
This isn't any old club sandwich; it's the best darn club sandwich in the world, thanks to the additions of avocado, honey mustard, and cheddar cheese.
Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad
This hearty salad becomes no-cook when made with canned chickpeas and packaged steamed lentils. All told, it'll only take about 20 minutes to prepare.
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.
Southwestern Chopped Salad With Cilantro-Lime Dressing
A Greek-yogurt-based dressing 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 is for you.
Watermelon, Radish, and Avocado Tacos
Whether you call them tacos or lettuce wraps, these refreshing nibbles 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.
Vegan Veggie and Hummus Sandwich
Tuck hummus, sliced cucumber, avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes between two slices of bread for a hearty vegan sandwich.
Whether you serve it with corn chips as a salsa or eat it plain, do try this Texan bean salad.
Avocado-Tuna Salad With Cucumber Noodles
Crisp cucumber and creamy avocado freshen up classic tuna salad.
No-Noodle Pad Thai
Get your pad thai fix without dialing in for takeout with this lighter shredded-vegetable salad that's inspired by the popular noodle dish.
Black Bean, Bell Pepper, and Corn Salad
Part salsa, part salad, and all fabulous, this bright combination of black beans, bell peppers, corn, and radishes is finished off with a zesty orange dressing.
Marinated Chickpea Salad
This crave-worthy marinated chickpea salad 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.
Spiralized Sushi Bowl With Salmon and Avocado
Nope, that's not rice; the base is spiralized daikon "rice," making this salmon chirashi bowl a fully no-cook affair.
Vegetarian Taco Salad
No stove is required to brown beef in this meatless taco salad. Rather, it's chock-full of different textures and flavors, from crunchy jicama to salty queso fresco.