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20 NO-COOK Dinner Ideas…great for summer!

When it’s hot outside, the last thing I want to do is turn the oven on.  Or the stove.  In fact, I don’t even want to spend much time in the kitchen at all…but you know the whole hungry children thing.  Yeah, popsicles won’t satiate their hunger for very long. ;)

It’s not that I don’t like cooking in the summer.  The real issue is that I don’t like a hot house.  So adding to the heat of our home in the summer months makes me cranky.  (And so does putting hot food in my belly, when everything around me is so warm.)  So I’ve been trying to make meals lately that don’t require any oven or stove use.  But I’ve been running out of ideas… I started gathering ideas.  And found some really delicious things that I can’t wait to try!  Want to add some ideas to your dinner menu too?

Do you have any favorite No-Cook recipes you want to pass along?  I’d love to hear them!



Southwestern Veggie Wrap with Creamy Smoke Dressing via The Miniature Moose


Roast Beef Summer Rolls via Food & Wine


Pesto Tortilla Pinwheels via Home Cooking Memories


Antipasto Salad via Cook Eat Paleo


Shrimp and Pineapple Lettuce Cups via Better Homes and Gardens


Chef Salad with Turkey, Avocado, and Jack Cheese via Martha Stewart


Chicken Caprese Wraps via Olga’s Flavor Factory


Vegetable Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce via The Kitchn


Apricot Basil Chicken Salad via Martha Stewart


Tex-Mex Chicken Salad Bites via Mom’s Test Kitchen


Tropical Shrimp Ceviche via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen


Spicy Asian Chicken Salad via Food & Wine


Sesame Chicken Salad via Better Homes and Gardens


Greek Vegetable Sandwich with Feta Spread via Wonky Wonderful


Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels via Home Cooking Memories


White Bean Salad with Spicy Pepperoni and Tomatoes via Very Culinary


Zucchini Lasagna with Farmer Cheese via Martha Stewart


Thai Chicken Crunch Wraps via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe


Red Pepper Hummus Wraps via Better Homes and Garden


Gazpacho via Do It Delicious



Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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