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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?


Cold Sauce by Roxanne DeRosa




Cold Vegetable and Noodle Salad with Ponzu Dressing by Sarah Jampel



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



Linguine with Red Pesto and Corn by Posie Harwood



 ...or in the 90s?

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



Heirloom Tomato and Cornbread Panzanella by Kendra Vaculin



Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta and Mint by Heather Morris



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



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



Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel by Amanda Hesser


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