16 Fast & Fresh Summer Recipes You Don’t Have to Cook

Summer is awesome, but it’s no time to be stirring over a hot stove. We would rather be outside enjoying fresh drinks and a good book! If, like us, you crave easier, lighter meals that take less time to prepare and don’t heat up the house, these 16 no-cook recipes are what you’re looking for.

16 Fast & Fresh Summer Recipes You Don't Have to Cook

1. Quinoa and Cucumber Noodles Salad With Avocado Dressing

Quinoa and Cucumber Noodles Salad With Avocado Dressing

This fresh, crunchy quinoa salad is exactly what you need when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. Tossed in a creamy, avocado-based dressing, it will leave you feeling full and refreshed throughout the day.
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2. Fresh Strawberry Crostini with Honey & Balsamic

Fresh Strawberry Crostini with Honey & Balsamic

These fresh strawberry crostini with honey and balsamic are a quick lunch fix, perfect for any occasion this summer!
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3. Veggie Spring Rolls

Veggie Spring Rolls

These vegetable spring rolls are a crunchy and refreshing option that is wonderful for an appetizer, snack, lunch, dinner, or whenever!
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4. Spicy Watermelon Salad

Spicy Watermelon Salad

Enjoy summer in a bowl! Sweet and salty with a hint of Jalapeño heats, this juicy watermelon salad brings a great combination of flavors. Keep the leftovers in the refrigerator, the salad improves with time and will be still delicious the following day.
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5. Shaved Fennel Salad

Shaved Fennel Salad

Combine crunchy fennel, carrot and some walnuts with a bright citrusy vinaigrette and you have a great diner for a hot summer evening.
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6. Avocado Toasts with Creamy Peanut-Avocado Sauce

Avocado Toasts with Creamy Peanut-Avocado Sauce

This delicious peanut-avocado toast shows off the perfect combination of healthy fats, vitamins and flavor. What’s not to love for a healthy and filling snack?
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7. Apple Kiwi Peanut Butter Sandwich

Apple Kiwi Peanut Butter Sandwich

No cooking involved—We highly recommend this filling snack to anyone looking to tame down a sugar craving. Kids will love!
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8. Strawberry Burrata Salad

Strawberry Burrata Salad

Warmer weather has us thinking of fresh, bright flavors. Enter this ultimate springy salad, with sweet strawberry, avocado, aromatic basil and a big blob of creamy burrata cheese right in the center!
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9. Jalapeño-Cilantro Cucumber Salad

Jalapeño-Cilantro Cucumber Salad

An easy to make salad that’s full of crunchy cucumber, spicy jalapeño, feta cheese and a few secret ingredients!
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10. Spicy Pineapple Tacos

Spicy Pineapple Tacos

These perfect vegan tacos are made with simple ingredients for a quick lunch or a lightweight snack.
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11. Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

No fake stuff here! You just need to cut a watermelon slab, add crumbled feta cheese, garnish with cilantro, thinly sliced red onion and drizzle with fresh lime juice dressing.
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12. Honey & Mint Pineapple Toasts

Honey & Mint Pineapple Toasts

Make these pineapple toasts whenever you need a quick, easy yet tasty and healthy lunch. With fresh pineapple, cheese, mint and maple, this has become our favorite summer sandwich
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13. Heirloom Tomato Cream Cheese Toast

Heirloom Tomato Cream Cheese Toast

Here’s a quick, no-cook dinner option: Ripe tomatoes layered on top of crusty toasted bread and smothered with herbed cream cheese. Super simple and so good!
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14. Ten Minutes Fresh Cucumber Salad

Ten Minutes Fresh Cucumber Salad

alapeño brings a kick of spice while cucumber offer crunch and springy freshness to this quick dish.
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15. Tomato Onion Toast with Herb Butter

Tomato Onion Toast with Herb Butter

Once again, simple ingredients make the best combos! Juicy tomato with red onion, and the unexpected flavor of herb butter, all come together to create a wonder balance of flavors over a crunchy toast.
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16. Melon and Napa Cabbage Slaw

Melon and Napa Cabbage Slaw

Bursting with ripe, colorful fruits and vegetables, this vivid melon cucumber Napa cabbage slaw is the perfect combination of savory and sweet flavors. Super refreshing and done in 10 minutes!
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