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6 Healthy, No-Cook Dinner Ideas for Hot Summer Nights

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3. Zucchini & Bean Salad with Bulgur

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This is the time of year when many home gardeners start looking for something — anything! — to do with the zucchini exploding all over their yard. This cold salad recipe from Real Simple features bulgur, dill, roasted almonds and a tangy dressing for a filling treat that will help you beat the heat.


4. Sun Dried Tomato & Artichoke Dip

no cook sundried tomato artichoke dip

On those days when the heat leaves you with no appetite, sometimes just a snack will do. Mix up a batch of this healthy dip from Whole Living and keep it in the fridge. Then, when you need a bite on the go or a quick appetizer for impromptu guests, just grab it out of the fridge, and go.

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3:49PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Thanks for sharing

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6:17AM PDT on Jun 24, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

2:37AM PDT on Jun 24, 2013

Thank you ...

2:30PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013


10:40AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

These do sound good. Thanks for the ideas!

8:03AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Or the old standbys, tuna salad, egg salad, ham salad or lettuce salad. Made up in the cool (or relative cool) of the morning, and put in the refrigerator ready to go. Chop up a watermelon. That will rehydrate you.

7:14AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

I often use a slow cooker for my evening meals & lunch the following day it does not seem to heat up the house & I can make it go quicker by insulating the lid & then stays warmer for longer!
I shall try some of these cold meals!

6:34AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Great idea but would have liked more.

1:16AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

greek salad is easy to make, add some hummus and pita bread, easy and cool meal

12:27AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thanks for sharing. Sounds good.

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