A Complete Menu of No-Cook Recipes for the Whole Day — Summer Soiree
When your clothes are sticking to your skin and you refuse to be outside for more than 30 seconds, the last thing that makes sense is turning on the oven or stove. But here's the thing: You still gotta eat, even on a hot day. When it's too hot to turn on the heat, go for crazy-good No-Cook Summer Recipes that make it possible for you to still eat homemade breakfasts, salads, soups and more.
Start off your day of beating the heat by blending up Bobby Flay's 5-minute Papaya-Banana Smoothie. With Greek yogurt, real fruit and ice cubes on board, this ice-cold healthy breakfast makes hot mornings a whole lot easier to deal with.
When it comes to lunch, Ina Garten's Guacamole Salad has got your back. It has everything you love about the guacamole you use to dip, but it's deconstructed for a chunky, bright vegetarian dish you can eat with a fork.
Whip up Trisha Yearwood's Watermelon Salsa for a fruity, refreshing and chilled snack-time win, or as a take-to-a-party appetizer. Tossed with fresh summer mango, juicy watermelon, crunchy cukes and lime, it's a dose of refreshment you can scoop up with a chip.
Just as elegant as it is refreshing, Tyler Florence's quick and refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho one-ups the classic chilled soup by blending watermelon together with the usual tomato. Topped with crumbled feta and fresh dill, this healthy and summery dish also features a kind of heat we can actually deal with, thanks to serrano chiles.
For a no-cook main that's a little more substantial, assembling the heartiest sandwich around should do the trick. Jeff Mauro's Monster Muffuletta is stacked the classic Italian way, with Italian deli meat, cheese and a marinated olive salad.
Continue your streak of not breaking a sweat by having the Neelys' decadent, layered Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bars as your sweet treat at the end of the day.
Dishin & Dishes: Coral Snake Salsa (Apricot Tomatillo)
Domesticate Me: Arugula Salad with Shaved Zucchini, Pistachios and Parmesan
Taste with the Eyes: Santa Barbara Sea Urchin à la Jean-Georges
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwich with Basil-Garlic Scape Pesto