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    Updated on Aug 10, 2020. Posted on Aug 4, 2020

    21 No-Cook Meals For When It's Too Hot To Turn On The Oven

    Don't even think about turning on your oven.

    It's hot as heck outside, and the last thing you want to do is turn on your burning hot stovetop or oven. Here are some no-cook recipes to keep you cool and well-fed this summer.

    1. Peach, Burrata, Basil, and Prosciutto Salad

    A plate with balls of burrata, sliced peaches, basil leaves, and prosciutto.
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    Want to shake up your lunch or dinner routine? Try this refreshing salad made with summers best flavors. Get the recipe for peach, burrata, basil, and prosciutto salad here.

    2. Curry Tuna Salad Wraps

    A pita filled with curried tuna salad and lettuce.
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    Classic tuna fish salad gets a flavor kick thanks to turmeric, curry powder, sliced apples, celery, and golden raisins. Get the recipe for curry tuna salad wraps here.

    3. Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

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    If you use microwave rice or a rice cooker, you won't even have to boil a pot of water to whip up this seriously refreshing poke. You can substitute salmon, shrimp, or even watermelon for the tuna. Get the recipe for ahi tuna poke bowl here.

    4. Spring Rolls With Peanut Ginger Sauce

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    These spring rolls are totally vegan, but you can always add anything from pre-cooked shrimp, shredded rotisserie chicken, smoked salmon, or tofu if you want some more protein. Get the recipe for spring rolls with peanut ginger sauce here.

    5. Smoked Salmon and Avocado Pizza

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    Start with store bought naan, pita, or flatbread and top it with cream cheese, red onion, smoked salmon, and avocado. You could bake the pizza in the oven or zap it in the microwave so the cream cheese gets a bit melty, or enjoy totally uncooked! Get the recipe for smoked salmon and avocado pizza here.

    6. Avocado Shrimp Ceviche

    A bowl of shrimp, avocado, tomato, and cilantro marinated in lime.
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    Don't worry about eating raw shrimp. The shellfish sits in lime juice just long enough so that it turns opaque and cooks. Add avocado, tomato, or any of your favorite garnishes. Get the recipe for avocado and shrimp ceviche here.

    7. Turkey Ranch Club Wraps

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    Made with turkey, cheese, ranch dressing, and some veggies, these club wraps are an easy meal for breakfast or dinner. If you don't want to fry bacon, swap in prosciutto or salami. Get the recipe for turkey ranch club wraps here.

    8. Canned Tuna Tacos With Scallion Crema

    Three tortillas filled with spinach, tuna fish, and avocado.
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    Quite possibly the easiest tacos ever, you can jazz this recipe up with any of your favorite toppings from avocado and pico de gallo to jalapeño and chopped red onions. Get the recipe for canned tuna tacos with scallion crema here.

    9. Margherita Pizza Quesadilla

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    All you need to make these quesadillas are tortillas, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. You could heat them in a skillet or just pop them in the microwave until the cheese is melted. Get the recipe for margherita pizza quesadilla here.

    10. Muffuletta Sandwich

    A roll filled with sliced cheese, salami, ham, and olive salad.
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    Can't make it to New Orleans this summer? Take a trip by way of your very own kitchen with these classic sandwiches, which are made with provolone cheese, ham, capicola, Genoa salami, and mortadella with a layer of tangy olive salad. Get the recipe for muffuletta sandwich here.

    11. Mediterranean Bean Salad

    The bowl of bean salad
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    This bean salad is the gift that keeps on giving because it tastes even better the next day after sitting in the refrigerator. And thanks to cannellini and garbanzo beans, it's actually quite filling. Get the recipe for Mediterranean bean salad here.

    12. Cowboy Rice Salad

    A bowl of salad with rice, beans, corn, cilantro, tomatoes, and onion.
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    The perfect salad for picnics or summer cook-outs, this filling dish is made with rice, frozen or canned corn, black beans, and lots of veggies. It's dressed in a tangy mixture of olive oil, honey, lime juice, and spices. Get the recipe for cowboy rice salad here.

    13. Classic Greek Salad (Horiatiki)

    A Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and pepper beneath large chunks of feta cheese.
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    There's absolutely no lettuce in this authentic, veggie-packed Greek salad. It's made with thickly cut cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, kalamata olives, ripe bell pepper, and creamy feta cheese. Of course, you can always add some shrimp or leftover grilled chicken. Get the recipe for classic Greek salad here.

    14. Raw Corn and Avocado Salad

    A bowl of raw corn salad with avocado, red onion, and basil leaves.
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    The best thing about this summery salad is that sweet corn tastes delicious totally uncooked. Serve it with red onion, avocado, and fresh basil, tossed in lime juice, salt, and pepper. Get the recipe for raw corn and avocado salad here.

    15. Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

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    Think sushi, but easy enough to make in your own kitchen with just a few ingredients. Break out the bagels or sourdough bread and chow down. Get the recipe for smoked salmon pinwheels here.

    16. Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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    This Chinese-inspired recipe starts with store-bought rotisserie chicken, which is combined with cabbage, bell peppers, carrot, mandarin oranges, scallions, and crispy chow mein noodles in lettuce cups. Get the recipe for Chinese chicken lettuce wraps here.

    17. Antipasto Salad

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    Made with romaine lettuce, olives, cherry tomatoes, Genoa salami, mozzarella, provolone, and marinated vegetables in a lemon and olive oil dressing, this crowd-pleasing salad makes for a filling standalone meal. Get the recipe for antipasto salad here.

    18. Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles

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    Julienned zucchini and carrots are served raw, tossed in a dressing made with peanut butter, lime juice, honey, sesame oil, and chili paste. Top the salad with cashews, avocado, edamame, scallions, or whatever you have on hand. Get the recipe for Thai peanut zucchini noodles here.

    19. Watermelon Salad With Cucumber and Feta

    Chunks of watermelon, cucumber, and feta cheese dressed in lime juice and olive oil.
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    It truly doesn't get much easier or more delicious than this ripe watermelon, cucumber, and feta salad. We like sprucing it up with nectarines, avocado, and a little bit of red chili flakes for some heat. Get the recipe for watermelon salad with cucumber and feta here.

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    Ready for a 10-minute soup you can whip up with no more than a blender? Combine all of the ingredients like cucumber, avocado, shallot, yogurt, and vinegar and pulse until smooth and creamy! Get the recipe for cucumber gazpacho with avocado and Greek yogurt here.

    21. Seafood Stuffed Avocados

    A half of an avocado stuffed with shrimp and crab meat in a spicy mayo sauce.
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    Halve some avocados and fill them with a mixture of shrimp, crab meat chopped tomatoes, and mayonnaise. Drizzle with mayo and Sriracha for good measure. Get the recipe for seafood stuffed avocados here.