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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 fresh, quick, and oh-so-tasty meal plans that are perfect for summer.


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    • Cobb Salad Sub

      If you love the flavors and textures of classic Cobb salad, try cradling the mixture in a hollowed-out French loaf for some extra oomf. 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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    • Fresh Taco Salad

      Jalapenos add bite, onions add tang, and avocados finish this salad off with the creamy flavor it needs. It's ideal for a summer side and filling enough to be a main dish by itself. 

    • Caprese Salad Pita Pockets

      Turn your favorite salad into a full meal in a flash. Lettuce leaves give your pita the extra crunch it needs to create the perfect combo. 

    • Nicoise Salad Sandwiches

      Step up your sandwich game with our simple recipe! Feel free to pile high with your favorite tuna, fresh garden veggies, and hard-cooked eggs for a fully stacked picnic winner.

    • 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.

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    • New Orleans-Style Muffuletta

      Stacked 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!


    • Garbanzo Bean-Veggie Pitas with Creamy Avocado Dressing

      Creamy garbanzo beans and avocado balance out the tang of fresh tomatoes in this totally delish dish. 

    • Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

      Make a restaurant favorite in your own kitchen! 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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      Mediterranean Lentils

      If you're a fan of 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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      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. Another pro? It's done in less than 30 minutes!

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      Pizza Lettuce Wraps

      Ditch the hassel of baking a crust, and opt for Bibb lettuce leaves to hold all your favorite pizza toppings.

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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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      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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      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 filled with fresh summer goodies.

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      Shrimp and Pineapple Lettuce Cups

      Need a no-cook dish that sings with flavor? Look no further! Tender 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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      Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Pops

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

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      Mango, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

      This bright and beautiful salad features fresh tomato, avocado, and mango. It's as simple as chopping, mixing, and serving!

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      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!


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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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      All Wrapped Up Chef Salad

      If you're hankering to end a hot summer day with a satisfying green crunch, try this. Lettuce, cucumber, and dressing will provide the kick you need to get through the night.

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      Chilled Avocado Soup

      Thick and creamy with just a bit of pepper, this soup is cool and collected enough for you to serve all summer long.

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      Tuna Club Sandwiches with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

      Going on a picnic? Take a 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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      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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      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
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      Next Slideshow Hearty Slow Cooker Soups and Stews

      Hearty Slow Cooker Soups and Stews

      What's your favorite slow cooker soup? Chicken stew, potato soup, beef stew, vegetable soup, or another classic -- here you'll find all the best soups and stews that come warm and bubbly from your slow cooker. Look for tips on prepping ingredients to make throw-together soups, plus find ideas for adding spice and stretching your soups to serve a crowd.
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