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    Updated on Jun 5, 2020. Posted on Jun 1, 2018

    30 June Dinners That Require Little Or No Cooking

    Stay cool with these refreshing recipes.

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    Summer is here — which means some nights it's just too darn hot and humid to cook and eat your typical favorite foods. Below are 30 cool and refreshing meals to make every single night this month. As a bonus, a bunch of the following recipes don't even require you to turn on the oven or the stove.

    1. Shrimp and Avocado Tostadas

    Greg Perez/Tasty / Via tasty.co

    Just bake the tortillas for five minutes in the oven until crispy. Then top them with a mixture of cucumber, tomato, avocado, and shrimp marinated in lemon, lime, and cilantro. Get the recipe.

    2. Lemon Chicken Salad Pitas

    The Cozy Apron / Via thecozyapron.com

    This better-for-you chicken salad recipe calls for plain Greek yogurt in lieu of mayonnaise. Make extra and eat the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. Get the recipe.

    3. Basil Cucumber Gazpacho

    Amuse Your Bouche / Via amuse-your-bouche.com

    Add all the ingredients — the spring onions, green peppers, cucumber, basil, and olive oil — to the blender. For a little extra flavor, top the bowls with diced tomatoes and onions and a dollop of sour cream. Get the recipe.

    4. Smoked Salmon Roll-Up Pinwheels

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    Whether you're feeding the family or a big crowd, these smoked salmon and spinach roll-ups with dill cream cheese are bound to be a hit. Get the recipe.

    5. Macaroni Salad with Smoked Mozzarella and Proscuitto

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    It's a basic rule of summer that you can never have too many pasta salad recipes. Get the recipe.

    6. Moroccan Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

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    If you're craving more protein, you can dress up this refreshing salad with shrimp, chicken, or even quinoa. Get the recipe.

    7. Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados

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    Don't feel like turning on the stove tonight? No problem. This meal requires no cooking whatsoever. Get the recipe.

    8. White Bean Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

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    Loaded with garlic croutons, lemony white beans, and topped with a homemade tahini dressing, you'll want to make this simple homemade salad all the time. If you're worried about not feeling full enough, add your favorite protein. Get the recipe.

    9. Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

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    Get creative with this dish. Start with sushi grade ahi tuna or salmon and serve it over rice, zucchini noodles, or lettuce — with your favorite toppings. Get the recipe.

    10. Chilled Sweet Corn Soup

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    Just toss all the ingredients into a bowl and season with salt. Let everything sit for a few hours, then pulse it all in the blender. Easiest. Soup. Ever. Get the recipe.

    11. Spicy Sriracha Crab and Cucumber Salad

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    Before you order from your favorite Japanese restaurant, remember this crazy simple and refreshing salad recipe, made with spiralized cucumber, jumbo lump crab meat, and spicy mayo. Get the recipe.

    12. Caprese Avocado Toast

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    There's no wrong time of day for fancy toast. Get the recipe.

    13. Sesame Peanut Noodles

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    If you want to cut back on carbs, you can make this cold noodle dish with all spiralized veggies. You can always top it with rotisserie chicken, grilled shrimp, or tofu to make it more substantial. Get the recipe.

    14. Roasted Corn, Chicken, and Orzo Salad

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    Toss your leftover grilled corn and shredded or rotisserie chicken into this filling and summery salad. If you don't have time to make the dressing from scratch, a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lime, and a bit of salt and pepper will do the trick. Get the recipe.

    15. Za'atar Chicken Tacos

    Mountain Mama Cooks / Via mountainmamacooks.com

    If you use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken breasts, you don't even have to turn on the oven to put dinner on the table. Get the recipe.

    16. Lox Summer Rolls with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

    Hapanom / Via hapanom.com

    There's no cooking required to throw together this quick and easy take on Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Get the recipe.

    17. Pizza with Prosciutto and Artichokes

    Little Kitchen Big World / Via littlekitchenbigworld.com

    Start with pizza dough, pita, or naan, and garnish it with your favorite antipasto ingredients like prosciutto, salami, artichokes, and olives. Get the recipe.

    18. Five-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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    You only need five ingredients to put these sliders together, and if you start with rotisserie chicken, you won't even need to turn on the oven. Get the recipe.

    19. Asian Vegetable Salad with Sesame Soy Dressing

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    Add rice noodles, shrimp, chicken, tofu, or even avocado to make this veggie-packed salad a perfectly satisfying dinner. Get the recipe.

    20. Easy Sushi Sandwiches

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    These sheet-pan sushi sandwiches are guaranteed to be a total crowd pleaser. Get creative with the sandwich filling: Try making it with spicy shrimp, smoked salmon, crab meat, or cucumber and avocado. Get the recipe.

    21. Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

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    This lightened up chicken salad is packed with healthy fats, thanks to avocado. Eat it in lettuce wraps, pita bread, or add it to a salad. Get the recipe.

    22. Chilled Avocado Soup with Plum Pico De Gallo

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    Let chilled soup season commence. Get the recipe.

    23. Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw

    Skinny Taste / Via skinnytaste.com

    It's like a shrimp Caesar salad in taco form, and what could be bad about that? Get the recipe.

    24. Chicken and Chickpea Chopped Salad

    Ambitious Kitchen / Via ambitiouskitchen.com

    Thanks to chicken and chickpeas, this protein-packed, feel-good salad will leave you totally satiated. Get the recipe.

    25. Hummus and Vegetable Flatbread

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    Don't feel like cooking tonight? These naan pizzas are topped with hummus, veggies, chickpeas, and feta cheese for good measure. Get the recipe.

    26. Peach Panzanella Salad with Burrata and Bacon

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    Salads don't get much more summery (or delicious) than this one, topped with smoky bacon, juicy grilled peaches, and creamy burrata cheese. Get the recipe.

    27. Vietnamese Cold Chicken Salad

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    A salad is only as good as its dressing, and this one — made with lime juice, honey, fish sauce, and garlic chili sauce — will get you hooked. Get the recipe.

    28. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

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    Shrimp and avocado are marinated in tomato sauce, onion, cucumber, jalapeño, and lime juice. Serve with tortillas chips for dipping. Get the recipe.

    29. Lobster BLTs

    How Sweet Eats / Via howsweeteats.com

    Take your everyday sandwich to the next level with the help of some grilled lobster tails. Get the recipe.

    30. Charred Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Farro Salad

    Joyful Healthy Eats / Via joyfulhealthyeats.com

    If you're not a huge fan of farro, you can swap in your favorite grain like rice or quinoa. Get the recipe.