No-cook menu

5 great recipes to make without turning on the stove

The dog days of summer are still ahead of us, but lately it's been just warm enough that a no-cook menu sounds great, especially for entertaining.

This week, we present five recipes that you can make without ever having to turn on the stove, from a fig and prosciutto plate to a fantastic main-dish tuna "Niçoise" sandwich to a light and refreshing basil and lemon granita for dessert.

Now, technically, the tuna sandwich does have one cooked ingredient: hard-boiled eggs. You can omit the eggs or, better yet, buy them, pre-cooked, from any supermarket salad bar.

Stay cool, eat well.

The recipes:


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