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
These wraps take little work and are a great travel or on-the-go item. You could also serve the sauce on the side.
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
Nothing beats the heat like tossing together a quick no-cook salad like this panzanella.
Recipe: Chickpea Panzanella with Capers
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
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.
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
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
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
Store-bought cooked chicken takes on a whole new dimension in this light and very flavorful dish.
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.
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
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