No Cook Dinner Recipes

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No one wants to use a hot oven in this summer heat. Here’s 15 easy no cook dinner recipes to avoid the stove all summer long.

No cook dinner recipes that are quick and easy to make

This post was sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities as part of their Project Envolve Ambassador program. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.

While this summer was pretty rainy, we had a few stretches of hot, humid days.  After spending all day outside in the sweltering sun, the last thing I want to think about is turning my stove or oven on to cook dinner.  I just couldn’t fathom standing over a hot stove or heating up the kitchen with the oven.

No cook dinner recipes that are quick and easy to make

In addition to adding excess heat to my already steamy kitchen, stoves and ovens use more energy.  As a Project Envolve Ambassador, I’m always looking for new ways to save on energy.  These Top 10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat are a great starting point.  Plus, I incorporated some of these new energy efficient products into our home.

I also save on energy during the summer months by changing up the way I cook.  Instead of using my oven and stove, I tend to use other options such as grilling or my slow cooker (which uses less energy than the oven).

Another dinner alternative is to find easy no cook dinner recipes.  Recipes that don’t require you to turn on your oven or stove.  I love no cooking recipes, because I can make them ahead of time (usually in the morning before the day gets too hot) and stash them in the fridge until we’re ready to eat.

These no cooking recipes are a great option because I can also keep them in the cooler while we spend the day in our pool.  We can easily enjoy a quick and delicious dinner poolside.

One of my go-to no cook dinner recipes are these Lemon Pepper Tuna Lettuce Wraps.  They are easy to make and easy to transport.

No cook dinner recipes that are quick and easy to make

I also love making a big batch of this hearty Italian Hoagie Dip.  It’s great to nibble on when you don’t feel like eating a big, heavy meal.

No cook dinner recipes that are quick and easy to make

One of my favorite no cooking tricks is to pick up a prepared rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.  I use the chicken in BBQ Chicken Tacos and Chipotle Chicken Salad.

I’ve collected 15 no cooking recipes for dinner and even included a few of my favorite no bake desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. So cool down, save energy and enjoy!

15 No Cook Dinner Recipes

No Cooking Recipes – Dinner:
  1. Buffalo Tuna Chopped Salad
  2. Ham & Veggie Sushi Rolls
  3. Ham & Cheese Sushi Rolls
  4. Spring Chickpea Salad
  5. Cobb Salad Pita Pockets
  6. Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad
  7. Zucchini Caprese Salad 
  8. Tomato Basil Pasta Salad
  9. Pesto Sun Dried Tomato Tuna Salad
  10. Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich
  11. Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Pine Nuts
  12. California Chicken Wrap
  13. White Bean Salad
  14. Greek Vegetable Sandwich with Feta Spread
  15. Black Bean and Walnut Taco-Style Lettuce Wraps
No Cooking Recipes – Dessert:
  1. No Bake Butterfinger Pie
  2. Apple Peanut Butter Cookies
  3. Banana Cheesecake
  4. Lemon Tartlets
  5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

You can learn more about some of my favorite energy saving tips in my Ultimate Guide to Home Energy Savings.  You can also visit the Project Envolve website for more grilling recipes and energy saving tips and get even more energy efficient ideas from PPL on Pinterest.

Get more innovative ways to save energy this summer from my fellow Project Envolve Ambassadors:


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