15 No-Cook Summer Dinners to Cool You Down on a Hot Day

Jun 1, 2018 at 6:19 p.m. ET
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"Oh-oh... those su-huh-mmerrrrr niiiiiiiiiiights!

They're a pretty magical time of year, right? The stunning sunsets, hanging out on patios and drinking a cold one with your buds, basically spending most if not all your time outdoors. Of course, there are those days when it's too damn hot outside, but we can all pretty much agree that we prefer summer nights over any other time of the year.

But when it comes to dinner, if we're not having a cookout or going out to dinner, the last thing most of us wants to do is turn on that oven or cook something on the stovetop. Whether we're just too busy or we don't have it in us to heat up the kitchen, some days, we just want a delicious no-cook summer dinner to keep us cool.

From a salad you can throw together in mere minutes on a busy weeknight to chilled soups for particularly warm days and a green detox salad to munch on after an indulgent vacation, here are 15 delish no-cook dinners perfect for your upcoming summer nights.

A version of this article was originally published in June 2017.

1 /15: Curried Apple & Almond Salad Sandwich

1/15 :Curried Apple & Almond Salad Sandwich

2 /15: Antipasto Skewers

2/15 :Antipasto Skewers

3/15 :Pan Bagnat

4 /15: Rice Noodle Salad

4/15 :Rice Noodle Salad

5 /15: Open-Faced Tomato Sandwich

5/15 :Open-Faced Tomato Sandwich

6 /15: Chilled Summer Soup

6/15 :Chilled Summer Soup

7 /15: Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps

7/15 :Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps

8 /15: Kale Taco Salad

8/15 :Kale Taco Salad

9 /15: Strawberry Tabbouleh

9/15 :Strawberry Tabbouleh

10 /15: Salmon Poke Bowls

10/15 :Salmon Poke Bowls

11 /15: Asian Chopped Salad

11/15 :Asian Chopped Salad

12 /15: Meze Platter

12/15 :Meze Platter

13 /15: Ham & Cheese Cucumber Rollups

13/15 :Ham & Cheese Cucumber Rollups

14 /15: Green Goddess Detox Salad

14/15 :Green Goddess Detox Salad

15 /15: Greek Pita Pizza

15/15 :Greek Pita Pizza