Between moving, traveling, and the heat I haven’t had that much time (or desire) to cook in the kitchen. We’ve been doing a bunch of grilling outdoors (and by “we” I mostly mean Mike) and, honestly, eating out. Will definitely be keeping note of Louisa’s ideas for non-cook recipes– best of both worlds!
5 No-Cook Recipes for Hot Summer Days
Guest post by Louisa from Living Lou
It has been ridiculously hot this summer, so much so that I can’t even fathom turning on my oven. I’ve been enjoying a lot of salads, sandwiches, and smoothies recently. These are all great, no-heat options for meals!
I love bean salad. I meal prep this recipe on a Sunday and eat it for lunch throughout the week. With sundried tomatoes, artichokes, and olives this is a fresh and crunchy salad that holds up really well in the fridge.
This sandwich was inspired by my trip to Capri a couple of years ago where I had the most incredible sandwich of my life. The key here is channeling your inner Italian Nona–use the best ingredients, local, in-season tomatoes, good quality mozzarella, and aged prosciutto.
Black beans, spices and cheese are really all you need to make these quick (and budget-friendly) wraps. While maybe not the most “gourmet”, they definitely get the job done!
Ok, this requires 30 seconds of cooking to boil the dressing but that barely counts. I think that coleslaw is one of the most underrated summer salads!
One of the best hot weather kitchen hacks is to pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, I’ll shred it and turn it into chicken salad sandwiches.