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.
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.
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.
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!
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.