19 Easy No Cook Recipes To Make This Summer

19 Easy No Cook Recipes To Make This Summer

It’s peak summer season and you know what that means… hot, hot, hot! Simple no-cook recipes are a must for keeping a cool kitchen during the hot summer months. If you’ve been daydreaming about splashing around in the kiddie pool or spraying yourself down with the garden hose, we’ve got a roundup of summertime recipes just for you.

When the temperatures begin to climb, the motivation to get in the kitchen and fire up the oven becomes less and less. We’re right there with you. That’s why we wanted to share some of our favorite “cooled down” recipes with you—minimal-to-no heat required! From simple summer salads featuring best-loved Mediterranean flavors to refreshing ideas for wraps and sandwiches, this cool collection of easy no-cook recipes is sure to be your go-to for those scorching summer days.

This famous mix of chopped pickled veggies, olives, provolone and salami is the bold and tangy no-cook recipe you’ve been dreaming of. Create a sandwich on crusty Italian bread, pizzas, flatbreads or crostini toasts.

Lemon is a summertime muse and the feature of this no-cook dessert recipe. Sweet and tangy citrus take on rich mascarpone cheese in this impressive dessert perfect for pool parties, picnics and all your summer get-togethers.

Get out your garden tomatoes and favorite herbs for this fresh no-cook pasta sauce. Big flavor with no stovetop simmering—the perfect summertime pasta sauce for an easy weeknight meal.

If you’re looking for an easy no-cook recipe loaded with all of your favorite bold Greek flavors, check out this Greek Pitza. We top a toasted naan flatbread with tangy feta, briny Calamata olives, roasted red peppers and a drizzle of our superior Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Salads are a no-brainer when it comes to simple summertime recipes, but they can also get a little monotonous. Liven up your leafy greens with your favorite Mediterranean ingredients (olives, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, etc.) and an easy homemade olive oil dressing.

Fresh, colorful and loaded with protein, this superstar chickpea salad is the perfect summer meal—a filling lunch or light dinner. Serve it up with pita chips and a crisp bubbly beverage.

A healthy no-cook recipe that is just as good as it is good for you. Leafy kale, tangy feta, red onion, roasted red peppers and protein-packed chickpeas come together and get topped with homemade honey dijon vinaigrette for a colorful, flavorful summertime salad.

Pizza flatbreads are a tasty way to keep cool this summer. To keep this a simple no-cook recipe, swap the homemade crust with pita or naan flatbread. If you love Greek flavors—olives, hummus, oregano—you’re going to love this one.

Crunchy Romaine goes Greek in this simple, but flavorful wedge salad recipe. Feta cheese, tangy Calamata olives, smoky-sweet red peppers and a lemony Greek dressing come together for a light summer lunch. Serve it as a side dish with a grilled entrée like salmon or chicken.

This salad is way extra, but that’s what we love about it. Visit your local market’s olive bar and load up on marinated artichoke hearts, Pepperazzi™ Peppers, briny Calamata olives and all of your favorites. We finish it off with a sweet and tangy Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Wrap it up and keep it cool this summer with this easy no-cook recipe ready to beat the heat. This Greek wrap is filled with hummus, tangy Calamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, roasted red peppers, crisp veggies and fresh herbs. It’s healthy, flavorful and super easy to make.

Who needs lettuce when there are tender, briny artichokes ready to be the foundation of your next Mediterranean-inspired salad? This no-cook recipe features a colorful mix of crisp, crunchy vegetables and bold antipasti dressed in a tangy red wine vinaigrette.

Your favorite Italian bakery treat is the muse for this no-cook dessert recipe. The creamy dessert dip is a classic cannoli filling recipe made with sweet mascarpone and ricotta cheeses. Serve it up with broken pieces of our DeLallo Cannoli Shells for a unique Italian-inspired summer dessert.

No one likes a hot kitchen when it’s hot outside, but you have to eat! Try something fresh and simple for your next summer meal: avocado toast! Picture it: creamy mashed avocado, juicy tomato, arugula greens, creamy goat cheese and a generous drizzle of sweet Balsamic Glaze. It’s ready in minutes!

This zesty chickpea salad is sure to become a favorite summertime hit. You’re going to love the contrasting textures of tender chickpeas and crispy celery, and that tangy red wine vinaigrette dressing.

Cheese is at the heart of so many great entertaining spreads, party apps and super snacking events. DeLallo Sweet & Spicy Pizza Oil brings an unforgettable burst of sweet heat to so many recipes… but one of our favorite uses is as a marinade for cheeses. Spice up your cheese boards, charcuterie plates and antipasto offerings with this easy addition.

This may be one of the coolest app ideas for your next outdoor summer get-together, a simple no-cook recipe that is as fun to make as it is to eat. Pick up some gourmet goodies from your local deli and get to work. We love using olives, pickled peppers, Genoa salami, fresh mozzarella balls and fresh greens. Serve it with a side of dippable pesto sauce or Balsamic Glaze for an extra garnish.

This summer-approved no-cook recipe skips the lettuce and features a foundation of crisp sliced cucumber. Top it off with zesty pepperoncini peppers, tangy Pepper Drops, chopped parsley and a super simple homemade dressing. We love this one for serving up at picnics and backyard barbecues as a light side dish.

There is something so incredibly comforting and satisfying about an Italian Chef Salad. Don’t order out, create one at home with all your family’s favorite fixin’s: cubes of Italian cheeses, Genoa salami, zesty pepperoncini peppers, olives, juicy tomatoes, crunchy Romaine lettuce and more.