No Cook Meals For Summer

This time of year, our AC is running at full speed and the last thing I want to do is heat up the house by turning on the stove or oven to cook dinner. While I could eat salads every night of the week, my family needs a little more variety at mealtime. No-cook meals are a real life-saver on hot days, and with a little meal planning, can go beyond just salads or sandwiches.

Since I usually cook chicken at least once a week, it’s easy to cook up a few extras to have on hand all week to top salads, make quesadillas or tacos, turn into chicken salad and more. A slow cooker is perfect for making a big batch of shredded chicken for meals (check out this how-to!) and doesn’t heat up the house!

Or if you’re short on time, a rotisserie chicken can also be used. We also keep our pantry stocked with low-sodium beans and canned tuna (packed in water) for quick and easy ways to add protein to no-cook meals. Hard-boiled eggs are also great for a quick protein to add to meals.

Here’s 30 healthy, no-cook recipes from us and our blogger friends to help keep the heat out of your kitchen:

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich from Healthy Family Project

Mexican Tuna Salad from Allergy Awesomeness

Asian Chicken Salad with Spicy Sriracha Dressing from Allergy-Free Alaska

Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette from The View from Great Island

Raw Cauliflower “Couscous” with Kale and Cabbage from The Roasted Root

White Bean Tomato Avocado Toasts from Delish Knowledge

Greek Salad & Hummus Pita Pizza from Aggie’s Kitchen

Rainbow Zoodles Salad from Healthy Family Project

Raw Summer Roll Salad with Almond Butter Vinaigrette from Food Faith Fitness

Greek Veggie Hummus Wrap from Flavor the Moments

Easy 7-Layer Chicken Taco Salad from Two Healthy Kitchens

Easy Summer Salad from Produce for Kids

Tuna & Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes from Mom on Timeout

Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad Stuffed Bell Peppers from Neighbor Food

Spinach Bleu Cheese Salad with Poppyseed Dressing from The Food Charlatan

Simple No-Cook Zucchini Caprese Salad from With Salt & Wit

Nutty Green Yogurt Chicken Salad with Healthy Family Project

Mexican Ceviche from Ciao Florentina

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette from A Cedar Spoon

Fruity Pita Sandwiches from Healthy Family Project

Italian Sub Salad from Iowa Girl Eats

Olives & Avocado Salad with Tomatoes & Feta from Diethood

Vegan Sushi with Cauliflower Rice from Namely Marly

Mini Ranch Chicken Salad Rolls from Lemons for Lulu

Mediterranean Vegetarian Stuffed Avocados from Healthy Family Project

Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Ginger Sauce from Jessica in the Kitchen

Balsamic Chickpea Avocado Feta Salad from Café Delites

Easy Guacamole Tostadas with Added Protein from The Weary Chef

Greek Cucumber Noodles from Two Peas & Their Pod

No Noodle Pad Thai from Cookie + Kate

Asian Chicken Wraps from Healthy Family Project