Yesterday officially marked the first day of summer and with that I can no longer ignore the heat wave and humidity that is becoming evidently more intense. While I no longer live in an apartment with only a single window room unit and spend my days literally melting everywhere, I still find much less inspiration in anything that requires me to turn on the stove. With that in mind I’ve compiled a set of no-cook, no-bake recipes from breakfast to dessert that require no stove top or oven!
Starting off our no-cook recipes is one from RD Rachael from over at Avocado A Day Nutrition. As she says, “Citrusy preserved lemon cuts the richness of creamy avocado and ricotta cheese in this avocado and ricotta tartine. Perfect for breakfast and a light lunch paired with a salad. ” I couldn’t agree more!
A recipe I created back during my times in Brooklyn with no central a/c, not only is this a “no-cook” recipe, but it’s chilled and easy to grab on on the go because it’s ready whenever you are in the morning!
This dish is one that I used to eat regularly with meals or as a quick snack when I was living in Japan. The Kitchn shares the details of this simple dish and leave the topping options up to you!
What summer is truly complete without a delicious ceviche? The fish is essentially “cooked” in the lime juice without ever adding any heat.
Based off of Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s Basic Hummus recipe which calls for cooking the chickpeas, Smitten Kitchen is a-ok with including a version using canned chickpeas.
Emily from over at This Rawsome Vegan Life is the queen of all things raw and vegan. This recipe is one that couldn’t get more delicious if you tried!
Feeling inspiralized? No, but seriously, if you don’t have a spiralizer, this summer is the time to get one and Ali over at Inspiralized is here to show you all the delicious (and nutritious) reasons why!
Simple and clean, this Mango and Black Bean Salad from Kristen over at Oh My Veggies is sure to keep you satisfied!
There are a lot of different ways to make gazpacho but I particularly like this one as it sticks strictly to readily seasonally available ingredients.
Another one from the Queen of Raw at This Rawsome Vegan Life, these babies are quick and easy to transport to a quick and clean lunch.
Sarahfaé from over at Addicted to Veggies knows how to make a mean “pasta” recipe using simple veggie-vicious ingredients!
What’s a meal without dessert? Casey, over at Casey Jade calls this one a “tropical holiday in your mouth!”
And finally, last, but certainly not least, to finish off our list is one from Sarah at My New Roots. These brownies exemplify decadence and simplicity in this rich, 5 ingredient recipe.