Food & Nutrition

24 No-Cook Recipes for Summer

There's no need to go anywhere near an oven with these no-heat-needed options.

When the mercury rises, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven or stand over a hot stove to get dinner on the table. But hey, you still have to eat! While you might be picturing a big bowl of ice cream and a spoon with your name on it, there's a more satisfying (and balanced!) way to feed yourself and family members on the hottest summer days: Stay cool with chilled appetizers, mains, sides, and yes, desserts, that don't need to be heated.

From curry-lime chicken salad (0 SmartPoints® values!) to summer rolls with peanut sauce, cucumber-melon salad, and icebox cake, the recipes below will hit the spot, hold the hot. Combine them to create a summer- and SmartPoints-friendly meal without breaking a sweat. Just don't forget to tag @WW in your food photos on Instagram using the hashtag #WWRecipes.