you asked for it: a summer recipe roundup


Awhile back, a reader asked that we share a roundup of recipes that don’t require cooking — because for most of us, it’s hot! So we combed our archives for recipes that require little (there is the occasional steaming or grilling involved) to no cooking. For more inspiration, check out this recent article in the New York Times: 101 Simple Salads for the Season. Enjoy!

Vegetable and grain salad with creamy chive yogurt dressing

Simple beet salad

Charred corn salad

Chinese chicken salad

Chicken bowtie pasta salad

Curried pasta salad

Cook your rice on the grill

Toaster oven tomatoes

Holy guacamole

Peanut cole slaw

Grilled peaches with honey

Easy tiramisu

Watermelon popsicles

And finally, suggestions from you:
Picnic recipes

More sources for low- or no-cook recipes? Please add them in comments!

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