In the middle of the summer heat, no one wants to cook, let alone turn the oven or stove on. So here are some quick and simple no cook meals that will satisfy your hunger and keep you cool.
Makes 1 sandwich
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 Italian roll, halved
2 ounces provolone cheese
2 ounces Italian salami
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
2 ounces capicola
1/2 plum tomato, sliced
1/4 cup roasted red peppers, sliced
1/4 cup shredded lettuce
2 tablespoons black olives, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Spread mayonnaise on both sides of Italian roll. Top roll with provolone, salami, prosciutto, and capicola. Then place tomato slices and roasted red peppers on top and sprinkle with shredded lettuce and olives.
To finish, drizzle with olive oil and oregano.
Chilled Avocado Soup
Makes 4 to 6 servings
4 avocados, peeled, pitted and cubed
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups heavy cream
Salt to taste
Red pepper flakes to taste
1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 onion, peeled and diced
Puree avocadoes in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Whisk avocado puree with chicken broth and heavy cream until well combined. Season with salt, red pepper flakes, and allspice.