No-Cook Recipes for Summer

Beef and Tapenade Open-Face Sandwiches
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.

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.

 

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.

Make chunky gaucamole with the help of perfectly ripe avocados (we show you how to identify them), easy avocado prep (check out our cutting tips), and the right mashing technique (we demonstrate our plastic bag method). Get started!

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.

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.

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!

 

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!

Pizza Lettuce Wraps

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

No-cook nacho cups are an incredibly simple snack that satisfies your need for a salty treat. Easy to make for yourself or in big-batches, they're a go-to snack recipe you should save for later.

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?)

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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!

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!

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!

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! 

 

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.

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