Beat the heat with recipes you can make in a breeze.

Green Salad with Manchego recipe

Thomas J. Story

A brutal heat wave is hovering throughout Southern California through Monday, bringing sweltering temperatures across Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and the southern Santa Barbara coast through Labor Day weekend. But you shouldn’t let the “heat dome” get in the way of a good time. If you’ve planned on entertaining or road tripping to bookend the summer, we’ve gathered some of our favorite recipes that don’t require you to turn on your stove (or grill, for that matter). Stay cool out there, folks!