15 Healthy Summer Dinners You Can Throw Together When It’s Too Hot to Cook

When it’s north of 90 degrees outside and the AC is blasting, the last thing I want to do is crank up the oven. I spend enough money keeping my home at the not-unreasonable temperature of 74 degrees during the summer, so heating the place back up while cooking dinner does not sound appealing. However, that no-oven-required stipulation really limits my options for summer dinner recipes. Sure, salads make great no-cook dinners, but sometimes you need something a little more substantial—or perhaps you live with a partner who doesn’t believe salads count as meals (I know I’m not the only one!). In my quest to stay cool without having to order take-out every night, I rounded up a bunch of summer dinner recipes that don’t require baking, roasting, broiling, or any other form of oven cooking. You can bet I’ll be making these on repeat from June through September.


1. Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos


2. Summer Quinoa Bowls


3. Panzanella

Source: Foodie Crush


4. Chili Mango Summer Rolls


5. Burrata Caprese


6. Air Fryer Honey Sesame Chicken


7. Grilled Chicken Souvlaki


8. Egg Roll in a Bowl

Source: 40 Aprons


9. Italian Pressed Sandwiches


10. Teriyaki Beef and Vegetables


11. Classic Chicken Salad


12. Antipasto Salad

Source: Well Plated


13. Sriracha Lime Noodles


14. Chicken Kabobs


15. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Source: Detoxinista


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