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Best No-Cook Summer Recipes

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Shrimp, Mango, and Avocado Salad with Lime

When the thermometer tops 90, the last thing we want to do is turn on the oven or stove, or even the grill! So The Scramble team put together a list of our most popular and best no-cook summer recipes. These are also perfect to bring to a picnic or potluck, an outdoor concert, baseball game, or just enjoy on a shady porch, cooled by a fan, on a hot summer night.

How do you enjoy your meals during the warm weather? As long as I’m out of the direct sun, I can’t get enough of the outdoors, even in steamy weather.

I hope you and your family get outside this summer and enjoy some of our best no-cook summer recipes:

Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip

Mediterranean 7-Layer Dinner Dip 

This is Mediterranean version of the party classic, is a perfect offer a the end of a hot summer day. It is fun to eat, bursting with flavor, and super refreshing.

Greek Chopped Salad

Greek Chopped Salad

Packed with protein, crunchiness, and powerful flavor, this is a salad that will satisfy the whole crew!

Classic Gazpacho with Diced Avocado (Cold Vegetable Soup)

Classic Gazpacho with Diced Avocado

A summer classic! This cold soup is so easy to make, especially with a food processor on hand, is so refreshing that you’ll be tempted to make it weekly (I know I am).

Zucchini Pasta with Pesto

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Pesto, White Beans, and Tomatoes

If you’re craving pasta but don’t want to turn on the stove, these zucchini noodles (or zoodles) will definitely hit the spot! The pesto adds a nice creaminess and the white beans give you a pop of protein, for a super healthy, delicious meal.

Shrimp, Mango, and Avocado Salad with Lime

Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Salad with Lime

This unconventional salad is a winner for sure! The sweet tanginess of the mango paired with the creamy mango, make for an amazing meal. You can make it no-cook by purchasing pre-cooked shrimp.

Want more no-cook summer ideas? Check out our e-cookbook with The Scramble’s top 10 no-cook recipes!

What are your go-to no-cook summer meals? Please share the recipes or links in the comments below. Looking for more cooking inspiration, check out The Scramble’s family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!

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Friday 3rd of July 2020

[…] Classic Gazpacho with Diced Avocado (Cold Vegetable Soup): This summer classic can be made ahead of time and pull out of the fridge whenever people are ready to eat. Serve it with crusty bread and some cheese and everyone will be happy! […]

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Thursday 27th of June 2019

[…] No cook meals come together quickly and easily, don’t heat up your house, and often are a great option to bring with you as a picnic, so you don’t even need to be home for dinner. Here are some of our favorite no cook meals. […]


Thursday 8th of December 2016

wow..That is a great relief hearing no cook recipes.


Monday 5th of December 2016

Here are some best recipes to follow during this summer. It will make your summer days more yummy...Just try this at home...

Charles Taylor

Friday 30th of September 2016

Wow. this no cook summer recipe is too good. It will be very useful and helpful for all as it is a no cook recipe. Thanks for sharing the post.

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