Whether you’re in the middle of a rogue heat wave, the A/C unit has bit the dust, or you just don’t feel like turning on the oven, a no-cook menu is handy to have when you want to beat the heat, but also eat! With a cool soup, refreshing citrus cocktail, build-your-own shrimp tostadas and ice cream for dessert— we promise you won’t break a sweat in the kitchen tonight.
Sparkling Campari lemonade
The sweetness of grenadine and the bite of Campari are mixed with sparkling lemonade for a cool, refreshing drink.
We usually top this cool cucumber soup with a creamy gelée, but to keep to our no-cook rule, we suggest instead a dollop of cold sour cream.
Shrimp and watermelon tostadas
Crunchy, zesty, fresh and lively, this modern shrimp dish has it all. Simply substitute pre-cooked shrimp, and this fresh Mexican-inspired dish is a completely no-cook recipe.
Banana chocolate-chip “ice cream”
Frozen bananas, blended and swirled with chocolate, cocoa and icing sugar. This four-ingredient ice cream is easy and delicious!