30 best no-cook recipes

We've put together our favourite no-cook starters, salads and mains for you to enjoy this spring and summer.
Published 13 January 2020 | Updated 19 April 2024
Hot smoked salmon and teriyaki noodle salad

During hot days, the last thing you want to do is come home to a hot kitchen. To help keep you cool, we've put together 30 no-cook recipes which means there's no need to turn on the oven.

Tips for making no-cook recipes delicious

1. It’s easy to whip up a no-cook meal if your pantry is well stocked with staples like canned salmon and tuna and legumes.

2. For maximum flavour and nutrition, make sure veggies used in no-cook meals are as fresh as can be.

3. Keep 'no-cook friendly ingredients' on hand in the fridge during summer for those 40°C+ days. Ingredients like bags of mixed salad leaves, kale slaw mixes, fresh herbs, and BBQ chicken.