12 No-Cook Dinners For When You Don't Want to Turn on the Stove

Easy Dinners

Unless you live on or very near the North Pole, no meal is worth turning on a stove and overheating your kitchen. But as long as dinner stays a thing, (and we think it will,) you’ll still need something to feed yourself every night, especially if there are hungry family members involved. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the 12 best no-cook dinners for those nights when even thinking about a warm meal is enough to make you break a sweat. Without further ado, here’s what to make and definitely not bake this summer…

1. Shrimp Salad Rolls

The perfect meal to make while pretending you live in an adorable (stove-free) lighthouse off the coast of Cape Cod, where seafood is fresh and plentiful and a brisk wind keeps you cool all day long. Unless you do live there, in which case, invite us over for dinner and serve this! GET THE RECIPE 

2. Avocado Caprese Wrap

This recipe is perfect for a quick dinner for one while on the go, or for a whole family claiming to be starving after a day at the pool—just multiply the ingredients to your desired amount and enjoy the fresh summer flavors. GET THE RECIPE

3. Philly Style Italian Hoagies 

You don’t need a hot meal to keep everyone full, you just need a really great hoagie sandwich smothered in cherry pepper spread, Italian meats, and fresh veggies. GET THE RECIPE

4. Southwestern Flatbread 

From the farmer’s market to your table in under 20 minutes! GET THE RECIPE

5. Chicken Cucumber Avocado Salad 

A quick-trip to the grocery store for a rotisserie chicken makes this the perfect weekday meal! GET THE RECIPE

6.  No-Cook Nachos

Tons of flavor, no fuss, and perfect as either an appetizer or a meal. Bring the ingredients along and make it as a picnic dinner, or eat it poolside on days when you’re just not ready to come inside yet. Either way, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. GET THE RECIPE

7. The Ultimate Hummus Plate Party Appetizer

You heard us, snacks for dinner! Make every kid (or inner child) happy with this delicious hummus party plate! GET THE RECIPE

8. Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Light, healthy, and delicious enough to almost make you give up take-out. GET THE RECIPE

9.  Cheater’s Power Salad

Even if you consider bagged salad from the grocery-store cheating, you’ll love this protein-packed salad guaranteed to give you a delicious boost of energy at the end of a long summer day. GET THE RECIPE

10. The Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad

Bring it to a party or pack it for lunch, this is the best Mediterranean-style salad out there! GET THE RECIPE

11. Tzatziki Avocado Salmon Rolls

We’d put tzatziki sauce on everything if we could, but it’s especially good on these Avocado Salmon Rolls. Bonus: this is a great make ahead recipe, so you can whip these up in the morning or night before and enjoy an easy dinner later—no stress, no stove! GET THE RECIPE

12. Ahi Tuna Poke and Mango Salad

Inspired by a favorite sushi restaurant, but easy enough for you to make at home and impress those last-minute dinner guests.  And we never need a reason to take advantage of mango season! GET THE RECIPE

Gift Some Gazpacho

And of course, there’s always a Spoonful of Comfort care package ready to send a fellow friend waiting out the summer heat, and our Sunny Gazpacho soup is the perfect stay-cool, no-cook meal that can be sent anywhere in the continental United States. Full of all your favorite summer veggies like crunchy cucumbers, sun-sweetened bell peppers, red-ride tomatoes, and freshly-picked herbs, this soup serves cool but tastes just like a bowl of summer sunshine! So send a package off today and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!