19 No-Cook Summer Meals

Now that summer is in full swings, the farmers markets are loaded with goodies and it’s HOT, there’s really no time to turn on the stove! Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite almost no-cook meals to keep your kitchen cool but your bellies happy!

Sesame Noodle Salad / just boil off some pasta and you’re ready to go!


The Ultimate Appetizer Board / which really doubles as a dinner board as well!

The Ultimate Appetizer Board from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Corn and Goat Cheese Avocado Toast / beyond easy! Especially if you buy the grilled frozen corn from Trader Joe’s

Charred Corn and Goat Cheese Avocado Toast from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

The Mezze Platter to end all mezze platters!

Vegetarian Mezze Platter from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad / use some leftover quinoa and voila!

Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Crispy Prosciutto and Plum Flatbread / make it on the grill so you don’t have to turn on the oven!

Crispy Prosciutto, Plum and Burrata Flatbread from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Summer Stone Fruit Salad / beyond delish!

Summer Stone Fruit Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Ricotta and Walnut Crostini / it can be a breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!

Ricotta, Walnut and Strawberry Crostini from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Melon Caprese Skewers / just give me a dozen and I’ll be happy!

Melon Caprese Skewers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Avocado Shrimp Spring Rolls / yes please!

Avocado Shrimp Spring Rolls from www.whatsgabycooking.com

Burrata + Tomatoes on Toast / simple and delish

Burrata Tomato Toast from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

DIY Poke Bowls!!

DIY Poke Bowl Bar from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Raw Summer Squash Salad

Raw Summer Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Burrata and Tomato Salad / with the best basil vinaigrette ever!

Burrata Tomato Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Poblano Corn Quesadillas / just throw them in a panini press so you don’t have to turn the stove on!

Poblano Corn Quesadillas! 1 of 10 easy weeknight / back to school meals from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Pulled Pork Sliders / 100% in the slow cooker!

Pulled Pork Sliders from www.whatsgabycooking.com are the perfect summer treat! Plus you dont even have to turn on your oven! (@whatsgabycookin)

Toast 5 Ways! / I could eat this all day, every day!

Toast (5 ways) from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Kopanisti / a whipped feta dip with all the veggies


Ginger Scallion Chicken Wraps / grab a rotisserie chicken from the store and get into it!


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  1. Monika

    Yum! I love just using the grill and freshly chopped fruits and veggies. Now I will add a little toast as well!

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    These are amazing ideas to not turn on the stove or oven!!!

  3. Sommer @aspicyperspective

    I can’t wait to try a few of these gorgeous recipes! Love the Melon Caprese Skewers & Avocado Shrimp Spring Rolls!

  4. Monika

    I love to not turn the stove on in the summer. You have given me some great ideas!

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  6. monika

    All of these are perfect for summer, but I want the sesame noodle right now!!