19 No-Cook Summer Meals

It’s PEAK summer, the farmers markets are loaded with goodies and it’s HOT these days. Which means, there’s really no time to turn on the stove! Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite no-cook and almost no cook meals to keep your kitchen cool but your bellies happy!

Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio

Avocado Sushi Bowls

Vegetarian Avocado Sushi Bowls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Watermelon Peach Salad

Watermelon Peach Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

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)

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

Marinated Tomato and Burrata Salad / simple and delish

Marinated Tomato and Burrata Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycooking)

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)

Cucumber Avocado Ceviche

Ahi Cucumber Avocado Ceviche from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Sriracha Lime Noodle Salad

Sriracha Lime Noodle Salad 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!!