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27 Delicious Dinners For When It's Too Damn Hot To Cook

Summer is no time to be stirring over a hot stove.

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1. Fresh Basil Salad with Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon & Seed-Rolled Goat Cheese

Yes. Yes to all of that. Here's the recipe.
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Yes. Yes to all of that. Here's the recipe.

2. Crab California Roll Burrito

DIY sushi is actually way easier than it sounds. Recipe here.
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DIY sushi is actually way easier than it sounds. Recipe here.

3. Mango Peanut Tempeh Tacos

Taco Tuesday done right. Get the recipe.
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Taco Tuesday done right. Get the recipe.

4. Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad

Your chicken salad just got fancy AF. Get the recipe here.
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Your chicken salad just got fancy AF. Get the recipe here.

5. Italian Corner Deli Sandwich

Sometimes you just need the classics. Recipe here.
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Sometimes you just need the classics. Recipe here.

6. Fiery Szechuan Peanut and Chili Zucchini Noodles

Because the only heat you can handle is red pepper. Recipe here.
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Because the only heat you can handle is red pepper. Recipe here.

7. Asian Tuna Melt Nachos

Like a big ol' Mexican tuna salad, with guac instead of mayo. Get the recipe.
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Like a big ol' Mexican tuna salad, with guac instead of mayo. Get the recipe.

8. Fun Garden Salad with Edible "Dirt"

Play with your food. Recipe here.
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Play with your food. Recipe here.

9. Beet Gazpacho

Like a smoothie bowl, but way more elegant. Get the recipe.
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Like a smoothie bowl, but way more elegant. Get the recipe.

10. Asparagus & Argula Pasta Salad

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

11. Naengmyun (Cold Soba Soup)

Noodle soup for summertime. Get the recipe here.
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Noodle soup for summertime. Get the recipe here.

12. Cherry, Mint & Wheatberry Salad

Summer fruits on fleek. Get the recipe.
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Summer fruits on fleek. Get the recipe.

13. Roast Beef Summer Rolls

Jewish deli meets Vietnamese appetizer. Recipe here.
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Jewish deli meets Vietnamese appetizer. Recipe here.

14. Chilled Cucumber, Avocado and Sweet Pea Soup

Smooth and refreshing. Recipe here.
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Smooth and refreshing. Recipe here.

15. Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Chickpea is bae. Recipe here.
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Chickpea is bae. Recipe here.

16. Crunchy Walnut Slaw

Take your coleslaw up a notch. Recipe here.
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Take your coleslaw up a notch. Recipe here.

17. BLT & Potato Chip Lobster Rolls with Peach Salsa

If you use pre-packed lobster, it will still be amazing. Recipe here.
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If you use pre-packed lobster, it will still be amazing. Recipe here.

18. Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho

Other fruits are a great influence on tomato. Recipe here.
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Other fruits are a great influence on tomato. Recipe here.

19. White Bean and Summer Vegetable Salad

Perfect for when all them summer veggies are at their peak. Get the recipe.
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Perfect for when all them summer veggies are at their peak. Get the recipe.

20. Easy Brussel Sprout Tuna Salad

Easy, crisp, and refreshing. Recipe here.
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Easy, crisp, and refreshing. Recipe here.

21. Japanese Chilled Tofu

Aka Hiyayakko. Pair with a simple salad for the perfect summer meal. Recipe here.
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Aka Hiyayakko. Pair with a simple salad for the perfect summer meal. Recipe here.

22. Raw Falafel Wraps

A 'shroomy twist on a chickpea classic. Get there recipe.
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A 'shroomy twist on a chickpea classic. Get there recipe.

23. Veggie BLT with Chipotle Tahini "Mayo"

Good things eggs cook so quick: minimal heat! Get the recipe.
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Good things eggs cook so quick: minimal heat! Get the recipe.

24. Mango & Zucchini Lettuce Wraps

About as summer as it gets. Recipe here.
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About as summer as it gets. Recipe here.

25. Coconut Curry With Sweet Potato Noodles

Vegan and gluten-free! Recipe here.
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Vegan and gluten-free! Recipe here.

26. Cold Southwestern Corn & Shrimp Chowder

A soup as chill as you are. Find the recipe here.
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A soup as chill as you are. Find the recipe here.

27. 5-Ingredient Pasta Salad

The easiest meal you'll make all week. Get the recipe here.
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The easiest meal you'll make all week. Get the recipe here.

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