7 Summer Crockpot Recipes for When It's Just Too Hot to Turn on the Oven

Summer and cooking don't really go together—heat on heat, ugh. Well, unless you're barbecuing. Okay, so maybe I should say summer and indoor cooking don't really go together, given the trapped heat and all. So, when you need to make food for the week and can't even think about turning on the oven since it's so sweltering, there are some go-to summer crockpot recipes you should have on hand. If you're anything like me, you don't actually feel like something to eat when it's hot out unless it's staring you in the face—and these options will literally make your mouth water.

As for what to dish up, there's Mexican chili lime chicken, a vegetarian quinoa dish packed with veggies, and even curry Thai short rib lettuce wraps. Each recipe is refreshing and light (enough) for summer. Plus, this is the busiest season of all, so just throw in your ingredients, set your timer, and go. When you get home, you'll be so lucky you took a few minutes to whip up one of these summer crockpot recipes.