8 No-Cook Meals Perfect for Summertime

by | Jul 22, 2015 | Last updated Feb 15, 2022

During peak summer heat, cooking in front of a hot oven can be less than appealing. We’ve rounded up 8 healthy, no-cook summer recipes featuring fresh, light ingredients to keep you energized throughout the day without weighing you down. Check them out!

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl via Culinary.net
Cottage cheese is a mild, protein-packed snack that is more akin to yogurt than it is cheese. This recipe mixes fresh fruit and granola (choose a low-sugar variety) to create a tasty breakfast that will keep you full until lunch.

Caprese Stuffed Avocado via Laylita
This Italian classic is given an inventive spin by stuffing fresh avocados with sliced cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Avocados are full of healthy fat and the protein in mozzarella serves to fill you up. Stuff with extra cherry tomatoes to add volume with fewer calories.

Rad Rainbow Raw Pad Thai via Oh She Glows
This raw pad thai dish is packed with plant-based protein and uses a zucchini spiralizer to create low-carb, low-cal noodles. Topped with a decadent almond butter dressing, this colorful, light salad will keep you energized throughout the entire day.

Kale, Avocado, and Hummus Wrap via Hello Natural
This tasty lunch is health wrapped in a tortilla. Superfoods kale and avocado are placed on top of a hummus-covered wrap for a delicious, clean-eating lunch.

Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls via The View from Great Island
If you’re bored of your normal sandwich routine, try these zesty summer rolls. Asian slaw is coated in a spicy dressing then rolled up tight for a light and flavorful dish.

Mediterranean Club Sandwich via Neighbor Food Blog
This sandwich seems indulgent but is totally healthy. Veggies, chicken, and prosciutto are layered between aioli covered pita for a sandwich that will transport you right to the Mediterranean coast. Leave out the middle pita to cut down some carbs.

Avocado Tuna Salad via The Healthy Maven
Taking only 10 minutes to make, this recipe is a twist on classic tuna salad. Flaked light tuna is mixed with mashed avocado, onions, apples, walnuts, and spices to create a dish bursting with flavor. And it’s good for you, too!

Chopped Salad Taco via Better Homes and Gardens
Tacos are a classic summer food. This recipe is made using veggies only. Pinto beans, sweet corn, zucchini, salsa, and guac are packed into flour tortillas to create a lighter take on Mexican fare. Pair with a slimmed-down margarita and you’re good to go!