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16 Cool And Easy Dinners You Can Make Without Turning Your Stove On

Cool for the summer.

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Sometimes it's just too darn hot to cook...

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Because when it's 100°F outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven and heat up your kitchen even more.

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So here are 16 cool and easy dinners you can make without using your stove:

1. Avocado Caprese Wrap

foodiecrush.com

Everything you love about caprese (plus avocado!) wrapped into a delicious whole wheat tortilla. Get the recipe here.

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2. Three Bean Salad

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A combination of chickpeas, kidney beans, and cannellini beans give this salad a pop of protein that'll keep you full. For a complete meal, stuff it into a pita with some tzatziki for something a bit more substantial. Get the recipe here.

3. Philly-Style Italian Hoagie

bakerbynature.com

This flavorful sandwich is loaded with salami, provolone cheese, hot cherry peppers, and all kinds of good stuff. Get the recipe here.

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4. Mexican Street Corn Salad With Black Beans and Avocado

littlespicejar.com

If you love Mexican street corn, you'll love this salad made with corn, black beans, and flavorful cotija cheese. For something a bit heartier, pile it into tortillas for an easy taco night. Get the recipe here.

5. No-Noodle Pad Thai

cookieandkate.com

This Pad Thai recipe swaps rice noodles for shredded veggies to give it a ton of texture and freshness — all without having to turn your stove on. Get the recipe here.

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6. Mediterranean Tuna Salad With Tarragon Vinaigrette

theviewfromgreatisland.com

This colorful salad is loaded with all kinds of veggies and finished with a vibrant vinaigrette made with fresh tarragon — but dried would work, too. Get the recipe here.

7. Simple Zucchini Caprese Salad

withsaltandwit.com

This recipe pairs zucchini noodles with the fresh flavors of caprese salad for a light but filling meal that comes together in no time. Get the recipe here.

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8. Southwestern Salad With Avocado Dressing

tasty.co

Avocado makes this salad dressing creamy without having to use any dairy. Get the recipe here.

9. Fiery Szechuan Peanut and Chili Zucchini Noodles

halfbakedharvest.com

This recipe uses a combination of cooked spaghetti and zucchini noodles, but feel free to omit the pasta and use 100% veggie noodles to make this completely no-cook. Get the recipe here.

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10. Avocado and Chickpea Tacos

kimscravings.com

Taco night in less than 20 minutes without having to turn on your stove? Sign me up! Get the recipe here.

11. Tomato Gazpacho

foodiecrush.com

Just throw everything into a blender, garnish with sour cream and chives, and dinner is done. Get the recipe here.

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12. Vegetable Summer Rolls With Spicy Peanut Sauce

thekitchn.com

You can soak these noodles in hot water or cook them in a microwave to keep this recipe completely stove-free. Get the recipe here.

13. Tuna Pita Sandwich

pickledplum.com

This recipe dresses up canned tuna with turmeric and whole grain mustard, then stuffs it into a pita with fresh veggies. Get the recipe here.

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14. Chopped Asparagus Salad

theviewfromgreatisland.com

This recipe blanches the asparagus beforehand — but you don't have to do this if your asparagus is already thin and tender. Get the recipe here.

15. Hemp Seed Tabouli

ohsheglows.com

This recipe ditches bulgur for hemp seeds so you don't have to worry about cooking any grains. Get the recipe here.

16. Chickpea Salad Sandwich

tasty.co

The trick to getting the perfect creamy texture is to smash the chickpeas until they start to fall apart, but not so much that they're complete smooth. Get the recipe here.

Let's get cooking!

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