Don’t feel like cooking after a hot or hectic day? Check out these no-cook recipes. From cool soups to protein-rich salads to sandwich suppers, none of these recipes will have you heating up the oven (or yourself).
Make this refreshing soup in the blender to serve as an instant midsummer dinner. Serve with avocado toast or add shrimp if you’d like protein.
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To turn this light soup into a hearty meal, stir in chunks of avocado, kernels of fresh-cooked corn, and chopped cooked shrimp or crabmeat.
Use prepared chicken and grains, or leftover chicken.
This recipe comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, Sally. She wanted to introduce grains into the family’s diet, so she concocted this simple and delicious bulgur salad.
This shrimp salad is delicious when served with bread or crackers. If you grow nasturtium (optional), the blooms add a peppery flavor.
This recipe, a spicy new twist for an old favorite, comes from The Sandwich Book, by Judy Gethers, Vintage Books, Random House, New York, 1988.
If you love toasty, melt-y sandwiches, this one’s for you! The blue cheese adds a salty, sharp flavor.
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Our Vermont Farm Sandwich with horseradish and raw onion is not for the faint-hearted. According to one Vermont farmer we know, a daily lunch of this is the best cold preventative there is!
How about just garden-fresh tomatoes, herbs, and creamy mozzarella on excellent bread? It’s a go-to for us.
Add just to add something sweet …
Add this delicious fruit salad as a side or dessert!
Or, end your meal with our simple yet decadent icebox tiramisu!
We also have a lovely Lemon Icebox Cake recipe.
Do you have a favorite no-cook or no-bake recipe? We’d love to hear. Just comment below.