43 No-Cook Dinners You Can Make Without Turning On Your Stove

It’s kind of hot outside.

1. Asian Noodle Salad with Chicken and Cilantro

Start with a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Get the recipe.

2. Summer Anchovy Salad

You’ll need to buy hard-boiled eggs or pick them up from the salad bar at the grocery store. Get the recipe.

3. Roast Chicken and Mango Salad with Yogurt

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4. Chef’s Salad with Turkey, Avocado, and Jack Cheese

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6. Apricot-Basil Chicken Salad

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7. Spicy Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

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8. Hiyayakko (Japanese Cold Tofu)

This isn’t exactly meaty, but it’s full of protein and delicious. Get the recipe.

9. Cold Southwestern Corn and Shrimp Soup

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10. Smoky Salmorejo

Gazpacho, but extra-smooth. Get the recipe.

12. Blender Gazpacho with a Prosciutto and Avocado Sandwich


Pair this gazpacho with a little open-faced prosciutto sandwich to make it a full meal. Get the recipe.

13. Mint-Marinated Shrimp with Tabbouleh, Tomatoes, and Feta

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14. Raw Corn and Radish Salad with Spicy Lime Dressing

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15. Shaved Raw Asparagus with Parmesan Dressing

Add some chopped nuts or crumbled hard boiled egg to make this more filling. Get the recipe.

16. Whole Wheat Couscous with Cherries & Arugula

Follow these directions from Gourmet to make the whole wheat couscous “no-cook.” Get the recipe.

18. Raw Tuscan Kale Salad Recipe

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19. Red Cabbage and Apple Salad with Tahini-Ginger Dressing

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20. White Bean Salad with Zucchini and Parmesan

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21. Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles

Inspired by a dish at Pure Food & Wine. Get the recipe.

22. King Oyster Mushroom and Dried Cherry Tomato Fettuccini with Cuban Oregano

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23. Carrot Ribbon Pasta Bowl with Coconut Almond Satay

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24. Peanut Noodles with Mixed Vegetables and Peanut Sauce

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25. Raw Macro Bowl with Knock-Off Dragon Sauce

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26. Creamy Spinach and Shrimp Dip

With a little crusty bread, a heavy dip is actually a perfect light meal. For this one you’ll need to thaw frozen spinach and purchased cooked shrimp at your grocery store’s fish counter. Get the recipe.

27. Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Dip

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28. Cantaloupe Salsa

Pad this one out with some purchased rotisserie chicken and crusty bread. Get the recipe.

30. Shaved Radish Sandwiches with Herb Butter

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31. Cobb Salad-Stuffed Pita Pockets

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32. Hummus and Feta Sandwiches on Whole Grain Bread

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33. Smoked Salmon Smørrebrød

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34. Artichoke, Fresh Mozzarella, and Salami Sandwiches

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35. Vegetable Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

You can soak the noodles in boiling water (boiled in an electric kettle) or heat them in the microwave to keep this stove-free. Get the recipe.

38. Cilantro-Lime Sardine Salad in Avocado Halves

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39. Arugula, Apple & Chickpea Salad Wraps

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40. Zucchini Lasagna with Farmer Cheese

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