Who wants to cook at the height of blazing hot summer, when the mercury's pushing 90 degrees? Heating up the house with the stovetop and oven may be the last thing you want to do right now, but that doesn't mean you have to start eating nothing but take-out. These 15 healthy little to no-cook recipes incorporate lots of fruits and vegetables, and are perfect for taking with you to the beach or on a hike.
White Bean and Roasted Chicken Salad
Roast some chicken breast ahead of time or grab a rotisserie to put together this quick, cold 5-ingredient salad from My Recipes.com.
Chocolate and avocado may sound like a strange combination, but you've just got to try it to understand. Whip the two together along with some vanilla, salt and raw coconut nectar (you could also use honey) and you get an insanely delicious instant mousse filled with healthy essential fatty acids.
Chunky Tomato-Fruit Gazpacho
Mangos, melons and nectarines come together with tomatoes, cucumber and onion for a sweet-savory cold soup that requires no cooking at all – get the recipe at MyRecipes.com.
Raw Cocoa-Nut Peanut Butter Squares
Want baked goods without the baking? Try these healthy squares made with oats, coconut oil, cocoa powder, peanut butter and coconut. The gluten-free, energy-enhancing recipe is available at Gluten Free with LB.
Ruby Salad with Crumbled Feta & Spicy Pepitas
How much flavor can you pack into a single salad? This one by Fine Cooking blends beets, herbs, a tart dijon-based vinaigrette, red cabbage, feta cheese and spicy pumpkin seeds.