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Take 5: Cool Down with No-Cook Dinners

Take 5: Cool Down with No-Cook Dinners

Once you start seeing heat waves outside (and maybe even inside), it’s harder to even think about standing by a hot stove or oven. On those days, try these no-cook summer recipes for easy, satisfying meals you can make in under an hour.

Chicken Summer Rolls

What’s summer without summer rolls? These Vietnamese-style rolls are packed with crunchy veggies, refreshing herbs, rice and even some shredded rotisserie chicken for protein. To “cook” the rice paper, dip the sheets in warm water until they soften slightly, enough to form a shell for the rolls.



Watermelon Gazpacho

If you’re halfway to deciding that you’ll have to subsist on ice water to keep cool this summer, make a dinner you can drink. Blend up tomatoes, watermelon, serrano chile and a few vegetables for an easy gazpacho in just 15 minutes.

Carrot Noodles with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Thanks to the magic of spiralized veggies, you can have your pick of pasta-free noodle dinners. Carrot noodles and a cool peanut dressing keeps this entire dish heat-free.

Provencal Tuna Sandwiches

This isn’t your average mayo-based tuna salad. Take a cue from the sun-splashed shores of Provence and make a vinaigrette-laden, pressed tuna sandwich for dinner.

Roast Beef Wraps With Dill Slaw

Keep things light by rolling up a healthy sandwich packed with roast beef, Havarti cheese and a brightly-flavored dill slaw.

Once you start seeing heat waves outside, it’s hard to even think about standing over a hot stove or oven. On those days, try turning to no-cook recipes like summer rolls, cold soups and sandwiches, to get easy, satisfying meals on the table in under an hour.

Colleen ParkFood Network FeedJuly 19, 2017