When the weather turns hot, cooking dinner might be the last thing on your mind. We’ve gathered some delicious no-cook meal ideas for when it’s too hot to turn on the oven.
Quick and Easy No-Cook Dinner Ideas
Family Style Muffuletta
“Porchetta, a seasoned boneless pork roast, can be found in the deli case, but you can use any cold cuts here. For a make-ahead twist, wrap the sandwich tightly with plastic wrap, and chill under the weight of a heavy cast-iron skillet up to 8 hours.”
Brisket and Rice Noodles with Pineapple Salsa
“Pulled pork or cooked shrimp can stand in for the brisket.”
Salmon Tostadas with Zucchini-Radish Slaw
“This crunchy plateful comes together in 35 minutes. Serve with avocado and lime wedges. Customize the toppings based on your taste for a unique spin that’s all your own. We love the addition of fresh jalapeño peppers, but if you’re not a fan of spice, stick to the radishes for a cool crunch.”
Tuna Sushi Stacks
“Delicious and seriously simple “sushi” stacks using canned tuna, fresh fruits and veggies, and leftover rice. These sushi stacks are super quick to assemble, good for you, and will satisfy your sushi craving!”
Asian Chicken Wraps
With just 15 minutes of prep — and a rotisserie chicken, an easy, no-cook dinner is served.
Raw Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tahini Maple Dressing
“It’s savory and satisfying and almost slaw-like in texture, thanks to the crunchy raw brussels sprouts and slivered almonds.”
BLT Salad with Olive Vinaigrette
“Chockful of fresh ingredients and topped with savory bacon and Gorgonzola cheese, BLT Salad with Olive Vinaigrette is a crowd favorite.”
Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps with Grapes and Pecans
“Use leftover or store-bought chicken for a super easy lunch or dinner.”
Curried Turkey, Apple, and Watercress Sandwich
“Mango chutney and curry make this turkey sandwich anything but basic.”
Spicy Chicken Tacos
Another favorite rotisserie chicken idea easy with only minutes of prep and yet oh-so-tasty.
Texas Caviar Rice and Beans
“Turn a Lone Star State appetizer into a simple weeknight main dish. Customize with any topping, such as guacamole, salsa, or a dollop of sour cream.”