START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
709,302 people care about Real Food

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

  • 3 of 3

5. Curried Tofu Salad

no cook curried tofu salad

Egg salad is a popular deli option for cold sandwiches, and this is a vegan twist on the classic. Created by the Kitchn, it’s recommended that you make this in advance as the flavors mature and intensify the longer it sits in the fridge. Featuring golden raisins, pumpkin seeds and spices, it’s great between bread, on top of greens, or scooped up with crackers.

6. Zucchini Lasagna with Farmers’ Cheese

no cook zucchini lasagna

Yet another way to make use of the prolific summer zucchini! In this recipe from Martha Stewart herself, thin slices of the fresh squash are layered with tomato, basil, and farmers’ cheese. Sprinkle olive oil, salt and pepper, and dig in!

  • 3 of 3

Read more: , , , , , , , ,

Top image via Thinkstock. All other images courtesy of the websites mentioned.

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it


+ add your own
3:49PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Thanks for sharing

Jesus is God :D

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.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

Care2 - Be Extraordinary - Start a Care2 Petition
ads keep care2 free

Recent Comments from Causes

@Karen and Ed O..."Why in god's name do the people at the DHS and ICE think it's okay to treat people…

meet our writers

Beth Buczynski Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in... more
ads keep care2 free

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.