No-cook recipes to beat the summer heat

Who wants to turn on the stove or oven on a hot summer day? Check out these recipes for some great dinners you can make that will fill you up and cool you down.

1. Spicy Pinto Bean and Tuna Salad with Peperoncini, Tomatoes, and Parsley

Spicy Pinto Bean and Tuna Salad with Peperoncini, Tomatoes, and Parsley

Photo and recipe by Kalyn's Kitchen

This salad brings the heat (spiciness!) without the heat of cooking!

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2. Black Bean Salad with Jicama, Tomatoes, Cilantro, and Lime

Black Bean Salad with Jicama, Tomatoes, Cilantro, and Lime

Photo and recipe by Kalyn's Kitchen

The fresh herbs make this a tasty dish!

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3. Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich

Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich

Photo and recipe by GoodLife Eats

Creamy avocado and crunchy cucumber make a dynamite combination!

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4. Tuna Salad Wraps

Tuna Salad Wraps

Photo and recipe by Skinnytaste

You'll be hard pressed to find a healthier recipe than this!

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5. Easy Gazpacho

Easy Gazpacho

Photo and recipe by The Kitchn

A nice cold bowl of gazpacho will cool you down in a hurry!

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6. Southwestern Black Bean Salad

Southwestern Black Bean Salad

Photo and recipe by Skinnytaste

No baking, no problems!

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7. Tuna Tartare

Tuna Tartare

Photo and recipe by Framed Cooks

Get some sushi grade tuna and make this now!

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8. Avocado Stuffed with Spicy Shrimp Over Spring Greens

Avocado Stuffed with Spicy Shrimp Over Spring Greens

Photo and recipe by The Kitchn

This recipe looks amazing and tastes even better!

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9. Avocado Lettuce Tomato Sandwich (ALT)

Avocado Lettuce Tomato Sandwich (ALT)

Photo and recipe by Simply Recipes

Avocado? Yes please!

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10. Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Photo and recipe by Mel's Kitchen Cafe

A classic combination of Italian flavors!

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11. Open Faced Veggie Sandwiches

Open Faced Veggie Sandwiches

Photo and recipe by Jo Cooks

Delicious and nutritious!

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12. Beef Carpaccio

Beef Carpaccio

Photo and recipe by Skinnytaste

Cold, flavorful and healthy. Perfect for a summer day!

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13. Sriracha Shrimp Cocktail

Sriracha Shrimp Cocktail

Photo and recipe by White on Rice Couple

Buy cooked shrimp and you'll have this ready in no time!

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14. Thai Chicken Salad

Thai Chicken Salad

Photo and recipe by Pinch of Yum

Use cooked rotisserie chicken for a super quick dinner!

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15. Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Photo and recipe by Food Done Light

Nothing says summer like watermelon!

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16. Barramundi Ceviche

Barramundi Ceviche

Photo and recipe by The Corner Kitchen

With ceviche, the citrus juice does the cooking. No need for the stove!

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17. Cucumber Soup

Cucumber Soup

Photo and recipe by CrunchyGooey

You won't believe how much flavor this chilled soup has!

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18. Chicken Avocado Pitas

Chicken Avocado Pitas

Photo and recipe by Cookie Rookie

Pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to make this tasty sandwich!

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