Cool Kitchen: 15 Healthy No-Cook Recipes for Summer


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

No Cook Recipes Chicken White Bean Salad

Roast some chicken breast ahead of time or grab a rotisserie to put together this quick, cold 5-ingredient salad from My


Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

No Cook Recipes Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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

No Cook Recipes 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


Raw Cocoa-Nut Peanut Butter Squares

No Cook Recipes Cocoa 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

No Cook Recipes Ruby Salad

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.