Fast & Fresh no-cook recipes

These low-cal, no-cook salads, appetizers, and entrées make quick solutions for summer meals, ready in 30 minutes or less

Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps

Photo by Thomas J. Story, styling by Randy Mon; written by Amy Machnak

Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps

These wraps take little work and are a great travel or on-the-go item. You could also serve the sauce on the side.

Recipe:  Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps

Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Use a flavorful tapenade, which soaks into the bread as it sits, to give this sandwich a indulgent flavor. This would be a great choice for a picnic or day at the beach.

Recipe:  Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Chickpea Panzanella with Capers

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Chickpea Panzanella with Capers

Nothing beats the heat like tossing together a quick no-cook salad like this panzanella.

Recipe:  Chickpea Panzanella with Capers

Crab Salad Cups

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Amy Machnak

Crab Salad Cups

Lettuce cups get a makeover with decadent chilled crab salad that’s a snap to whip up.

Recipe:  Crab Salad Cups

Chilled Cucumber, Avocado, and Yogurt Soup

Photo by Jennifer Mariné; written by Amy Machnak

Chilled Cucumber, Avocado, and Yogurt Soup

Chilled cucumber soup gets revisited with this easy but highly flavorful twist to the classic. It can easily be made ahead, just chill until ready to serve.

Recipe:  Chilled Cucumber, Avocado, and Yogurt Soup

Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak

Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad

Using precooked shrimp is an easy way to beat the heat when making dinner. The mango and avocado add just the right amount of creamy sweetness.

Recipe:  Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad

Fig and Prosciutto Plate

Photo by Scott Peterson; written by Amy Machnak

Fig and Prosciutto Plate

Big, plump, and sweet figs are abundant in summer, making them a good choice to play center stage at warm weather meals.

Recipe:  Fig and Prosciutto Plate

Mediterranean Garden Wraps

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Mediterranean Garden Wraps

Raw vegetables sliced thinly and paired with creamy Greek yogurt are a cool solution to a warm day.

Recipe:  Mediterranean Garden Wraps

Rotisserie Chicken with Peaches, Walnuts, and Basil

Annabelle Breakey

Rotisserie Chicken with Peaches, Walnuts, and Basil

Store-bought cooked chicken takes on a whole new dimension in this light and very flavorful dish.

Recipe:  Rotisserie Chicken with Peaches, Walnuts, and Basil

Tomato "Bruschetta" with Tuna and Cannellini Salad

Photo by Annabelle Breakey

Tomato "Bruschetta" with Tuna and Cannellini Salad

Celebrate summer with a hearty dinner of vine-ripened tomatoes topped with a savory mix of tuna, cannellini beans, green onions, and a lemony dressing.

Recipe:  Tomato "Bruschetta" with Tuna and Cannellini Salad

Golden Gazpacho

James Carrier

Golden Gazpacho

Gazpacho takes on a new color with yellow bell peppers. Grapes, tomatoes, cucumber, and almonds add interesting crunch.

Recipe:  Golden Gazpacho 

No-cook pantry staples

Annabelle Breakey 

No-cook pantry staples

To create your own healthy, no-cook dinners, use these with fresh foods like fruits and vegetables, breads, store-bought hummus, and cheeses.

  • Canned fish Albacore tuna, sardines, and salmon (packed in water or natural juices)
  • Canned beans Cannellini, black beans, chickpeas (garbanzos), kidney beans
  • Jarred vegetables Roasted peppers, tomatoes
  • Nuts and seeds Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds
  • Condiments Good, fresh extra-virgin olive oil and your favorite vinegars
 

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