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No-cook summer recipes to beat the heat

The best way to say cool this summer is with easy no-cook recipes like these lovely salads, soups and yummy frozen desserts.

No-cook summer recipes to beat the heat!

During the next few months, when you’ve got the air con pumping during the day and windows open at night, the last thing you want to be doing is heating up the house when cooking dinner. These no-cook summer recipes are the way to go to keep yourself, and your home, nice and cool this summer.

So turn off the oven and keep your kitchen cool with these fresh and easy no-cook recipes.


Crisp, sweet and light, this pear and prawn salad with salsa verde will set your tastebuds alight with its wonderful blend of summer flavours.

Pear, Prawns, Green Bean and Bocconcini Salad with Salsa Verde

Pear, Prawns, Green Bean and Bocconcini Salad with Salsa Verde – Australian Pears

Love your mushrooms but never tried them in a salad? This mushroom and antipasto salad is a great place to start. With stuffed olives, semi-dried tomatoes and eggplant creating a wonderful mix of Italian flavours, this salad is a must try, no-cook summer dinner.

Mushroom & Antipasto Salad delicious and hearty summer salad

Mushroom & Antipasto Salad – Power of Mushrooms

Nothing says summer more than fresh basil, red tomatoes and creamy bocconcini, and this caprese salad is packed with all three. Fresh and filling, this salad is perfect as a light dinner on a balmy evening.

Traditional Italian Caprese Salad - flavoursome and light

Caprese Salad – Kitchenaid

A delicious blend of sweet apples and crunchy hazelnuts with a hint of blue cheese, this crisp green salad with creamy blue cheese dressing will keep you wanting more.

Crisp Green Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing

Crisp Green Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing – Everyday Delicious Kitchen


A traditional British dish, potted prawns are making a comeback and after trying them you’ll see why. Sure to become one of your favourite summer recipes, this easy dish is packed with the yummy flavours of dijon mustard, dill and baby capers.

Potted Prawns with Baguette Toasts - a delicious seafood no-cook recipe

Potted Prawns with Baguette Toasts – Everyday Delicious Kitchen


This classic Spanish style gazpacho is a great no-cook recipe for dinner with it’s wholesome mix of capsicum, cucumber, and lettuce or tomato, depending on which version you decide to try.

The flavours of Spain in this Gazpacho Two Ways

Gazpacho Two Ways – The Big Feed


Put those pasta leftovers to good use with this simple no-cook summer pasta salad, ready in just 5 minutes. This dish has a cool mix of summer flavours including tomato, basil and capsicum – deliciously addictive.

No-Cook Summer Pasta Salad with basil and tomato

No-Cook Summer Pasta Salad – Vitasoy

And while you’re at it some cooling after dinner treats will keep you feeling fresh. Definitely a better idea to try than this poor guy’s struggle to stay cool:


So go ahead and try these quick and easy ideas for making your own frozen desserts at home.

These pear and yoghurt ice pops use just 5 ingredients and are so yummy you’ll need to make plenty if you want them to last.

Pear and Yoghurt Ice Pops - quick and easy no-cook recipe for dessert

Pear and Yoghurt Ice Pops – Australian Pears

And finally the crème de la crème of decadent frozen desserts, this simple ice cream log can be whipped up in 15 minutes, and with its fruity flavour is a wonderfully refreshing no-cook dessert.

Fast and decadent Frozen Ice Cream Log - great no-cook recipe for dessert

Frozen Ice Cream Log – Perfect Italiano

Stay cool this summer with these easy no-cook recipes.

Happy Cooking!


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