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No-Cook Recipes for Summer

Fit family meals into your busy summer schedule with our best time-saving, no-cook recipes. Try our no-bake cheesecake, chocolate-dipped bananas, sandwiches, lettuce wraps, and lentil bowls packed with fresh produce. These easy no-cook recipes are perfect for summer.


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    • Cobb Salad Sub

      If you love the contrasting flavors and textures of classic Cobb salad, try cradling the mixture in a crusty hollowed-out French loaf. Shred meat from a rotisserie chicken and add leftover bacon and hard-boiled eggs for a delicious meal that comes together in a snap.

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    • Shrimp and Pineapple Lettuce Cups

      Need a no-cook dish that sings with flavor? Look no further! Tender briny shrimp and toasty sesame seed oil provide savory depth, and fresh pineapple and peppers add crunchy sweetness. Wrap it all in buttery lettuce for a meal to remember.

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    • Beef and Tapenade Open-Face Sandwiches

      Need dinner fast? This simple open-face sandwich features hearty roast beef, olive tapenade, and a touch of Dijon for a no-fuss main dish that's ready in a flash.

      Serve with a Summer Side
    • Chopped Salad Taco

      If sweet corn and zucchini are burning a hole in your farmers market bag, then whip up a batch of these crunchy tacos. Don't let the simple ingredients fool you -- the results are simply extraordinary! 

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    • Super Simple Guac

      For extra flavor, top our Chopped Salad Tacos with zippy homemade guacamole. Grab a couple of ripe avocados and follow along!

    • No-Bake Chocolate-Swirl Cheesecake

      This decadent chocolate-swirl cheesecake is rich, creamy, and less than 200 calories per serving! You'll love its crunchy graham cracker crust and touch of raspberry flavor.

      Discover Your Perfect Dessert
    • New Orleans-Style Muffuletta

      Mounded with deli meat, cheese, and a zingy olive topper, this heaping sandwich is a Southern classic for a reason -- there's no cooking to heat up the kitchen!

    • Salmon Pita Sandwiches

      No-cook recipes don’t get much simpler (or tastier!) than these fresh, crunchy pita pockets. Just mix up a creamy salmon salad, line your pita with veggies and greens, and fill!

      More Quick Meal Options
    • Mediterranean Lentils

      If you're a fan of briny, marinated artichoke hearts, you'll adore this no-cook lentil bowl. Just mix the 'chokes with a package of precooked tender lentils, fresh produce and herbs, and a handful of feta crumbles. Dinner is served in 20 minutes!

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    • Quick and Easy No-Cook Mini Nacho Cups
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      Easiest-Ever Nacho Cups

      Craving nachos but no queso on hand? These super quick, no-cook nacho cups have you covered. Made with shredded cheddar and an easy homemade guac, they're a perfect snackable option for those must-have-nachos moments. (Don't we all have those moments?)

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      Sweet Ricotta and Strawberry Parfaits

      Try a new take on an afternoon snack or a light dessert. Creamy ricotta and fresh strawberries play off a hint of vanilla and mint. It’s a simple, delish treat.

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      Peach and Blackberry Slaw

      This fresh fruit slaw is peachy keen for any party. Juicy blackberries and white and yellow peaches add sweetness to this crisp lettuce bowl.

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      Shrimp-Avocado Hoagies

      If you like lobster rolls, then you'll love our inexpensive riff on the classic. We've teamed up crunchy veggies, savory shrimp, and creamy avocado for a sandwich that's loaded with fresh flavor.

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      Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Pops

      Enjoy a dressed-up version of frozen bananas with a melty peanut butter and chocolate coating. Rolled in crunchy peanuts or almonds, this frozen fruit is a blissful summer treat!

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      Basil Chicken Stack-Ups

      Toss together your favorite garden veggies to make one tasty summer salad. Drizzle our fresh olive-lime dressing over this colorful mix of healthy vegetables, and top with hearty deli-roasted chicken.

      Find Your Fave Chicken Recipe
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      Tuna Club Sandwiches with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

      Going on a picnic? Take our tasty tuna club with you. It's simple to prepare and can be ready in less than 25 minutes. Tuna and tender corn drizzled in red pepper ranch sauce make a savory summer sandwich.

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      Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

      Make a restaurant favorite right at home with our simple recipe. In just 20 minutes, you'll have a fresh chicken-and-veggie filling wrapped in buttery lettuce, complete with a savory dipping sauce.

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      Creamy Chocolate Pudding

      You'd never know it, but our easy pudding gets its creaminess from ripe avocado. Vanilla and agave nectar add a touch of sweetness to this simple chocolate staple.

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      Nicoise Salad Sandwiches

      Step up your sandwich game with our simple recipe. Pile your favorite tuna, fresh garden veggies, and hard-cooked eggs onto whole wheat bread for a fully stacked picnic winner.   

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      Chilled Cucumber-Chickpea Soup

      Move aside, gazpacho -- there's a new summer soup in town, and it's packed with spicy seasoned shrimp, fresh cucumber, and hearty chickpeas. Plus, it's done in less than 30 minutes. It's the tastiest chilled soup you'll try all summer.

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      Turkey-Avocado Wraps

      Chipotle peppers bring some serious spice to this Tex-Mex wrap, while creamy mayo and turkey cool things down. Top it all off with fresh and delicious black bean and corn salsa.

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