From outdoor concerts that call for the ultimate picnic spread to last-minute beach days, easy summer meals on the go call for effortless recipes that can executed without slaving away over a hot stove. Even if your Saturday is gloriously wide open, heating up the kitchen while enduring record-breaking humidity is enough to alter our best-laid kitchen plans. To keep things chill, we've rounded up our top no-cook recipes. These simple and ingenious pairings make the perfect to-go companion. You'll be able to whip them up in a few minutes, no sweat.
Kale pesto tossed with fresh avocado, red onion, and raw zucchini pasta is the perfect fresh summer picnic lunch. Prepare in advance, toss it in a basket with a bottle of rosé, and head to the nearest park for some seriously sweet summer vibes.
Baking cookies during a heat wave can equal overheating in the kitchen. That's no reason to forgo cookies (we're not savages.) Go raw with these delectable mango energy bites. The bite-size vegan fix is naturally sweetened using just dried mangoes and dates.
If you're in the mood for something a little more substantial, these smoked salmon and avocado rolls with pickled chilis are a light meal that's utterly portable. Think of it as sushi for beginners. They're the perfect protein-packed, low-carb summer pick-me-up.
We're all for deserts that double as bona fide meals. Sub this vanilla chia pudding as a dairy-free alternative to your morning yogurt. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, essential for brain health, the vegan treat is an anti-inflammatory superfood delight.
Simple salads are at the top of our summer lunch must list. This kale-and-apple salad combo with creamy coconut yogurt dressing is as crisp as it comes. If you're tossing together an impromptu meal, this is an easy, delicious option any time of day.
Shop a few of our summer salad must-haves below, and tell us what your favorite no-cook recipes are.