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Because hot food + hot weather is a bad combo.
Sometimes you're craving something more — or sometimes you just really don't want to eat another bowl of lettuce. (I don't blame you!) So here are 16 cool and refreshing ways to switch things up.
The perfect make-ahead dinner to stock your fridge with — just wait to roll them so the tortillas don't get soggy. Get the recipe.
These noodles, made with sichuan peppercorns and chili flakes, are proof that cold foods don't have to be bland. Get the recipe.
A colorful (and cool) way to eat your veggies. Get the recipe.
OK, so maybe this could technically be considered a salad — but with chicken, bacon, and avocado, I'll let it slide. Get the recipe.
This spring roll bowl is totally customizable. Don't like avocado? Leave it out. Vegetarian? Use tofu instead of chicken. Get the recipe.
Rice paper can be a bit tricky to work with. To make things easier, soften the sheets in room temperature water (not hot) and work quickly. Get the recipe.
Meats + cheese + spicy vegetables — what could be better? Get the recipe.
A sweet and summery soup that'll fill you up and cool you down. Get the recipe.
Avocado gives this chilled soup a creamy texture without using any dairy. Get the recipe.
If veggie noodles aren't your thing, feel free to use cooked linguine for a chilled noodle version. Get the recipe.
A takeout classic made with just eight ingredients and in 20 minutes — delicious hot or cold! Get the recipe.
Roasted chickpeas add a pop of texture, but you could totally use chickpeas straight out of the can to make it easier. Get the recipe.
Make sure to use sushi-grade salmon — if you're unfamiliar, ask your fish monger to help you pick something out. Get the recipe.
These lettuce wraps take less than 20 minutes to make and pack a ton of bright flavor. Get the recipe.
Think of this recipe as a fancier pasta salad — just loaded with veggies and way tastier. Get the recipe.
When it's 100°F outside, these simple wraps make the perfect meal. Get the recipe.
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