Fast & Fresh No-Cook Recipes

These low-cal, no-cook salads, appetizers, and entrées make quick solutions for summer meals, ready in 30 minutes or less

1 / 9

Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps

These wraps take little work and are a great travel or on-the-go item. You could also serve the sauce on the side.

Recipe: Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps

2 / 9

Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Use a flavorful tapenade, which soaks into the bread as it sits, to give this sandwich a indulgent flavor. This would be a great choice for a picnic or day at the beach.

Recipe: Pressed Italian Sandwiches

3 / 9

Chickpea Panzanella with Capers

Nothing beats the heat like tossing together a quick no-cook salad like this panzanella.

Recipe: Chickpea Panzanella with Capers

4 / 9

Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad

Using precooked shrimp is an easy way to beat the heat when making dinner. The mango and avocado add just the right amount of creamy sweetness.

Recipe: Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad

5 / 9

Mediterranean Garden Wraps

Raw vegetables sliced thinly and paired with creamy Greek yogurt are a cool solution to a warm day.

Recipe: Mediterranean Garden Wraps

6 / 9

Rotisserie Chicken with Peaches, Walnuts, and Basil

Store-bought cooked chicken takes on a whole new dimension in this light and very flavorful dish.

Recipe: Rotisserie Chicken with Peaches, Walnuts, and Basil

7 / 9

Tomato "Bruschetta" with Tuna and Cannellini Salad

Celebrate summer with a hearty dinner of vine-ripened tomatoes topped with a savory mix of tuna, cannellini beans, green onions, and a lemony dressing.

Recipe: Tomato "Bruschetta" with Tuna and Cannellini Salad

8 / 9

Golden Gazpacho

Gazpacho takes on a new color with yellow bell peppers. Grapes, tomatoes, cucumber, and almonds add interesting crunch.

Recipe: Golden Gazpacho

9 / 9

No-cook pantry staples

To create your own healthy, no-cook dinners, use these with fresh foods like fruits and vegetables, breads, store-bought hummus, and cheeses.

  • Canned fish Albacore tuna, sardines, and salmon (packed in water or natural juices)
  • Canned beans Cannellini, black beans, chickpeas (garbanzos), kidney beans
  • Jarred vegetables Roasted peppers, tomatoes
  • Nuts and seeds Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds
  • Condiments Good, fresh extra-virgin olive oil and your favorite vinegars