Even for those who really love to cook, we can all agree that standing on a hot stove or feeling the scorching heat of an oven during the hot summer months is a bit off putting. Sometimes the will to make a meal is there, but the desire to work in a hot kitchen just isn’t! There are times when even the most avid home cooks among us just don’t feel like cooking an elaborate meal, making these no-cook recipes an absolute lifesaver.
Save time and energy with delicious, filling, fresh, light and satisfying meals. And while there are quite a few salad recipes in this group, it’s not the only way to have a meal without cooking. It’s a great opportunity to get creative with whatever fresh ingredients you’re working with and empty that cooler drawer before things start to go wrong. Most of these recipes use foods that can be substituted with similar ingredients, making it even easier than ever to prepare a meal without cooking.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, we’ve got you covered with 15 no-cook recipes for any kitchen you may be craving. Save them for the next time you need to prepare a meal without turning on the stove, oven, or grill. These summer favorites are so tasty you’ll be craving them all year long, regardless of the weather.
Scroll on to see some of our favorite no-cook recipes!
This salad is as delicious as it is absolutely beautiful to behold. Keep it simple and skip the homemade croutons; just buy a few at the store to avoid turning on the oven.
Eat seasonally (and with colors!) With this quick and easy salad from Foodie Crush.
Make this breakfast before bed so you can wake up and enjoy a delicious morning treat. No cooking required!
There is nothing more refreshing than this tasty Asian-inspired recipe.
Serve a small dessert with a tempting carrot cake; all you need is 10 ingredients and 30 minutes.
Keep it summery, light and fresh with this sweet and savory twist on a Greek salad.
We can’t get enough of these tasty veggie rolls, the hot sauce really can’t be beat.
Satisfy that sweet tooth without having to heat up the kitchen with this easy no-bake oatmeal cookie recipe.
Perfect for when you have soup cravings but it’s just too hot.
Load up on veggies with this crunchy and delicious salad. You’ll want to double the recipe so you have lunch ready for tomorrow, too.
Use parboiled rice or forgo it all together while enjoying a delicious and healthy poké bowl.
How cute and colorful are these delicious taco boats?
There is nothing easier than this Panzanella, just be sure to use store bought croutons or use stale bread, so avoid cooking!
Like a krispy treat with rice, but for adults. Double up on the recipe to keep snacks on hand in an emergency.
Sometimes a light spinach salad hits the spot! This is a feast for the eyes and stomach and is packed with that essential mineral we all need – iron!
Heaven could be a Caprese salad sandwich. Is there anything much better than this? We believe not. And it couldn’t be easy to do.
Name a more satisfying combination than strawberries and chocolate. Well wait.