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Who wants to cook when it’s hot out? I’ve rounded up my favorite no-cook dinners that are perfect for nights when you want an easy meal that doesn’t require you turning on the stove. From pitas and sandwiches to spring rolls and salads, you’ll find something here for you.
Once you try canned white beans this way, you’ll never go back to eating them any other way! Canned white beans marinated in a homemade dressing with sweet peppers and herbs.
Enjoy on it’s own, tucked into a pita or flatbread or on top of a salad.
Get the recipe: Marinated White Bean Salad
Homemade feta tossed with briny olives, tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas and hearty greens.
Get the recipe: Greek Salad with Tofu Feta
The ultimate no-cook dinner, fresh vegetables and tofu wrapped in spring roll wrappers and served with a spicy peanut dipping sauce.
Get the recipe: Basil Summer Rolls
My whole family loves this simple avocado salad. Ripe avocado, thinly sliced red onions and tomatoes in a fresh lime dressing.
Get the recipe: Avocado Salad
When fresh peaches are in season, this no cook salad is a must make. Fresh kale, peaches and cabbage in a tangy dressing.
Get the recipe: Peach, Kale and Cabbage Salad
Another favorite vegan no cook dinner. Fresh ramen noodles with tomatoes, green beans, carrots and cucumbers in a tangy sesame dressing.
Get the recipe Summer Ramen Noodle Salad
If you haven’t tried a chickpea salad yet, then this is the sandwich for you. Smashed chickpeas with avocado and fresh greens on a poppyseed bagel.
Get the recipe Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich
A must for summer, especially picnics and potlucks. With plenty of protein from chickpeas and corn, this simple salad is both filling and delicious.
Get the recipe Corn, Tomato and Mint Salad
Make a batch of homemade cream cheese (or use store bought) for an easy, no cook dinners anytime. Mix with in-season vegetables and avocado for a hearty sandwich. This spread is also great on sandwiches, wraps or thinned to make a dressing.
Get the recipe: Cream Cheese Sandwich
This vegan chickpea sandwich is amazing! If you love tuna salad, you’ll love this vegan version. Throw everything into the food processor, toast some bread, chop some vegetables and dinner is served.
Get the recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Toss chickpeas with buffalo sauce, then tuck into crisp butter lettuce leaves with avocado, parsley and ranch dressing. Healthy and packed with plant-based protein.
Get the recipe: Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps