As the mercury rises, we can’t imagine turning on the oven and adding more heat to the kitchen. Our solution? No cook meals. You can still fill bellies with amazingly good food on a hot summers night, even if that means no stove, oven, or grill. With a little creativity and just the right recipe, a no cook meal can be surprisingly filling and tasty. We’ve found 7 totally genius no-cook summer dinner ideas that you need to try, pronto. When the heat is on, give these no cook recipes a go!
- Strawberry Chef’s Salad
This amazingly tasty Strawberry Chef’s Salad is loaded with good-for-you ingredients and tasty bright, bold flavors. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Wash your berries with the Good Cook Bowlander Soak and Strain Colander.
2. Zoodle Caprese
Quick, light and simple, zucchini is turned into “noodles” with this delicious Zoodle Caprese recipe, then tossed with all the classic caprese ingredients for a refreshing dish that makes a perfect side or light main. Use the Good Cook Classic Melon Baller to scoop out perfect spheres of mozzarella.
3. No Cook Greek Tuna and Quinoa Bowl
This No Cook Greek Tuna and Quinoa Bowl starts with ready-prepared quinoa and canned tuna. Top with tangy fresh tomatoes, salty kalamata olives and cool cucumber, and finish with a quick drizzle of a simple, DIY fresh basil & mint vinaigrette – you’ll be enjoying a no-cook dinner in 10 minutes flat. Use the PROfreshionals Herb Mincer to make your job in the kitchen even easier!
4. Mediterranean Spiralized Zucchini Salad
This Mediterranean Spiralized Zucchini Salad is packed with spiralized veggies, making it as fun to eat as it is to make. Plus, the bold dressing is sure to become a favorite. We love the Good Cook Nonstick Paring Knife for slicing and dicing.
5. Chicken Pesto Sandwich
This hearty Chicken Pesto Sandwich is one of the quickest, tastiest meals you’ll ever have! Made with rotisserie chicken and pesto, this sandwich goes way beyond lunch. Use the Good Cook Touch Carbon Steel Bread Knife to slice through your baguette.
6. Tuna and White Bean Radicchio Lettuce Wraps
These Tuna and White Bean Radicchio Lettuce Wraps are a simple concoction of creamy white beans and flaky albacore, topped with a zingy fresh-herb vinaigrette. Perfect for a no-bake dinner on a hot summers night. The Good Cook Citrus Squeezer can juice your lemons with little effort!
7. Lightened Up Chicken Salad
Classic chicken salad with a twist – Greek yogurt replaces the mayo. Now you’ve got a Lightened Up Chicken Salad Sandwich that tastes just as great, but is perfect for a summer meal. Wash your grapes in the Good Cook Plastic Colander With Handle.