Too hot to cook? These easy and refreshing recipes are perfect for the hottest summer days, no oven needed!
It seems that much of the world has been experiencing record-breaking heat waves this summer. And there are still many hot days to go before we reach autumn.
We've rounded up some of our favorite refreshing summer recipes that do not need an oven! When it's so hot out, the last thing I want to do is make the house even hotter by turning on the oven. If you feel the same way, we've got plenty of ideas for you. There's light salads, healthy main dishes and simple desserts. Enjoy!
Whether you invite friends for appetizers, want to create an easy pre-dinner nibble or decide to make a meal out of one of these fabulous arrays of deliciousness, here are some tips on how to create a great cheeseboard. Sometimes, when it's just too hot to cook, we enjoy a cheese and charcuterie board and call that dinner. No one complains!
When summer tomatoes are at their peak, this is the salad you want to make! Simple yet incredibly delicious, this Ballymaloe Summer Tomato Salad may just be the best thing you eat all season!
This Thai Chopped Watermelon Salad recipe is a jewel in my summer salad collection as it's so fresh, vibrant and full of fabulous flavor! I've had guests ask if they could lick their plates clean!
This simple Classic French Bistro Salad, served at cafés, brasseries and bistros all over France, is beyond easy and one of those recipes you'll be turning to again and again (especially when you want to feel a little "fancy") - with minimal effort on your part.
This Mexican Sugar-Seared Salmon Salad is one of our favorite meals ever. Use the easy, healthy salmon recipe in lots of other ways too!
Tired of dry, tough boneless chicken breasts? These Juicy, Tender Chicken Breasts are so delicious and (like rotisserie chicken) can be used for a zillion different things as well as for an entreé!
This Grilled Steak Salad and Sweet Cherry Salad is the perfect summer salad - healthy, hearty, bursting with fresh, seasonal ingredients and loaded with tender, succulent steak!
With sweet, lightly stewed blackberries layered with tangy vanilla whipped cream and yogurt, this delicious Irish Blackberry Fool is easy to put together and universally loved. It's perfect for both fancy dinner parties and casual nights at home!
This Ridiculously Easy Hot Fudge Sauce is seriously some of the silliest, smoothest, most delicious chocolate sauce you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting!
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