Ten of our favorite refreshing recipes for when it’s too hot to turn on the oven.
Summer days can be long and hot! And while it’s not so bad here in the mountains of North Carolina, we remember all too well what it was like to live where the heat index reaches into the 100s. On days like that, the last thing you want is to turn on your oven and heat up the house. We’ve got you covered with easy, delicious, and refreshing recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert- no oven needed!
This Peach and Fresh Pineapple Green Smoothie is a super healthy and delicious way to start the day!
On a hot summer day, there’s nothing like this Watermelon Mint Lemonade! It’s refreshing, delicious, easy and make-ahead.
A delicious, fresh twist on the same-old, same-old broccoli salad! This Watercress Grape Broccoli Salad is perfect on a hot summer day, alongside grilled entrees, burgers or on its own!
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!
Fresh veggies, Feta, olives, cannellini beans, pearl pasta, and a vibrant, easy dressing – this might be the Best Greek Salad ever!
These crazy-delicious Vietnamese Caramel Pork Lettuce Wraps make a fresh, light weeknight meal and are also perfect for a dinner party. And no turning on the oven!
Delicious, healthy and make-ahead, this Fresh Corn Salad is perfect for picnics, parties and potlucks. Leftovers are wonderful for lunch and dinner salads. Paired with a rotisserie chicken and you’ve got a super easy, no-cook dinner.
This Mexican Corn and Bean Salad is wonderful for potlucks, with chips and makes a fabulous side for sandwiches and grilled entreés.
These decadent, make-ahead, no-bake Chocolate Cheesecake Jars are perfect for parties, picnics, potlucks – take them anywhere, they’re portable!
Although it tastes like the decadently delicious and old-fashioned kind, this Microwave Caramel Sauce is amazingly easy! It’s wonderful poured over ice cream!
This stuff is seriously the best ever Hot Fudge Sauce. It’s so easy you’ll hardly believe it! The perfect topping for ice cream.
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