Beat the Heat with Creative No-Cook Recipes

Chicken Summer Rolls; Food Network Test Kitchens

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Chicken Summer Rolls; Food Network Test Kitchens

Beat the heat and spend less time in the kitchen with these healthy and inspired no-cook dishes.

Summer Rolls

These rolled goodies live up to their name. Transform leftovers into a seasonal, handheld meal filled with leftover or rotisserie chicken, plus crisp veggies and herbs.

Recipe to Try: Chicken Summer Rolls (pictured above)

Layered Squash

Try this out-of-the-box summer squash recipe to wow guests, or enjoy it as a simple weeknight dinner.

Recipe to Try: Summer Squash Carpaccio

Photo by: Min Kwon ©2015,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Min Kwon, 2015,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Overnight Oats

Just mix and refrigerate oats; breakfast will be waiting for you in the morning. Filled with tummy-pleasing fiber and natural sweetness, this complete meal contains just a few simple ingredients.

Recipe to Try: Apple Pie Overnight Oats

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Couscous Salad with Tomatoes and Mint Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Couscous Salad with Tomatoes and Mint, as seen on Food Network Project: Foodnetwork.com, CINCO/SUMMER/FATHERSDAY Show Name: How to Boil Water

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Couscous Salad with Tomatoes and Mint Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Couscous Salad with Tomatoes and Mint, as seen on Food Network Project: Foodnetwork.com, CINCO/SUMMER/FATHERSDAY Show Name: How to Boil Water

Couscous

A little hot water is all it takes to cook these tiny grains of wheat. Add herbs, fresh vegetables and protein to round out dinner.

Recipe to Try: Couscous Salad with Tomatoes and Mint

Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Bean Salad

Celebrate the “Year of the Pulses” by popping open a few cans of beans. Mix beans with seasonal produce such as corn and bell peppers for an antioxidant-filled salad.

Recipe to Try: Black Bean and Corn Salad

Tuna-rific

Never underestimate this affordable and Omega-3-rich seafood. Wrap this tuna salad in a whole-grain tortilla, or spoon it into fresh lettuce leaves for a lower-carb version.

Recipe to Try: Tuna Salad

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Chilly Soups

Taste summer in every slurp. Cukes, melon and a hint of chile pepper blended together makes a cool and refreshing soup. Top your dish with extra chopped cucumber for some crunch.

Recipe to Try: Cold Summer Soup

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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