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10 (Mostly) No-Cook Meals to Eat Cold on Hot Nights

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It's hard to be a cook, or to enjoy cooking, when it's this hot outside. (Do ice pops for dinner count as "eating seasonally"? Please?) For days when every fan is pointed directly at you and the last thing you want to be doing is making dinner, don't look too hard at the thermometer—is it 80°? 90°? Just pour yourself something tall and icy and make one of these 10 cold, (mostly) no-cook meals.

Is it in the 80s?

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Cold Sauce by Roxanne DeRosa

Sauce

 

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Cold Vegetable and Noodle Salad with Ponzu Dressing by Sarah Jampel

Noodles

 

Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash, and Roasted Onions by Merrill Stubbs

Tomatoes

 

Linguine with Red Pesto and Corn by Posie Harwood

Linguine

 

 ...or in the 90s?

Summer Melon Salad with Harissa, Feta, and Mint by EmilyC

Salad

 

Heirloom Tomato and Cornbread Panzanella by Kendra Vaculin

Panzanella

 

Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta and Mint by Heather Morris

Gazpacho

 

Dilled, Crunchy Sweet-Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing by creamtea

Corn

 

Viana La Place's Umbrian Black Olive Panino by Genius Recipes

Sandwich

 

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel by Amanda Hesser

Salad

What's your go-to dinner when it's just too hot to cook? Share your ideas in the comments.

Tags: it's hot, really hot, cold dinner, no-cook