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Eat This When It’s Too Hot to Turn On the Stove

By Paige Brady, July 27, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady

I don’t know about you, but the summer heat definitely inspires me to find cooler things to eat. Anything to keep me out of a hot kitchen! Here are a few of our favorite no-cook meals. 

Summer Tomato and Crab Salad Pineapple Shrimp in Endive Leaves

Mexican Caesar Salad Watermelon and Arugula Salad

Open Face Cucumber and Tahini Sandwiches Curried Chickpea Salad

No Cook Tomato Sauce Chilled Melon Soup with Basil

Shrimp Tacos with Fresh Pineapple Salsa Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salad with Lime Dressing

Mediterranean Tuna Salad Rice Paper Rainbow Wraps

What cool dishes are you eating this hot summer?


Category: Food & Recipes




BJ says ...
One of my favorite summertime quick sandwiches is Monterey Jack cheese, fresh tomatoe and avocado slices on fresh whole wheat bread. Unfortunately, it seems that my local store can no get Organic Valley Monterey Jack cheese. They have tried on several occasions to order but all they get is the reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese. Can someone explain why Whole Foods has made this change?
07/28/2013 12:49:45 PM CDT
Debbie Burson says ...
These sound great! Will definitely try a couple of them.
07/28/2013 7:34:24 PM CDT
Liz Hall says ...
I love to make fresh mozzarella on french bread slice of tomato balsamic vinegar and fresh basil and salt and pepper to taste!
07/28/2013 9:15:18 PM CDT
Ryan L Young says ...
So many great recipes! Will definitely be trying out some of these recipes this weekend!!!
07/29/2013 7:26:45 AM CDT
Kalooha says ...
Best food to live well...
07/29/2013 3:52:22 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BJ - Sorry to hear that you were unable to find this cheese. It appears that Organic Valley still makes this option. Were you able to ask the store why they are no longer carrying it? Buying is done at the store/regional level so they would be the best point of contact. They should still be able to special order this for you.
07/30/2013 4:34:24 PM CDT
Amita says ...
These recipes look tempting.will surely try them.
07/31/2013 3:30:20 PM CDT
rachelle says ...
i'll make you hungry too
07/31/2013 4:34:49 PM CDT
Soooooz says ...
Where are the easy popsicles??? I was so excited by the possibilities. Does WF sell the forms?
07/31/2013 5:57:52 PM CDT
Kathy Duason says ...
Here's a a receipe for a great no-cook lunch of dinner for the summer: Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad 1/4 Watermelon 8 tio12 ozs. Arugula 3 ozs, Feta Cheese Take the watermelon and feta cheese and cut into small chunks then add the arugula. Put in bowl and pour the Lime Dressing over it. Lime dressing: The juice of half a lime 2 to 3 Tbls. of Olive Oil a bit of sea salt (not too much because the Feta is usually very salty) Pepper (to suit) Whisk these ingredients together. Then pour over salad and enjoy!
07/31/2013 8:21:14 PM CDT
Jean bogardus says ...
Would like more recipes without sweeteners, oil or dairy.
08/01/2013 6:03:59 AM CDT
Linda says ...
Any ideas on Paleo recipes?
08/03/2013 11:06:56 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LINDA - We do not specifically have a way to search for Paleo recipes. Some of the recipes mentioned above would be Paleo or you can try to omit the beans in the other recipes.
08/05/2013 2:17:03 PM CDT
gspurgon says ...
I'm new to Whole Foods and look forward in my healthy transitional food journey. Reviewed some awesome recipes. Off to Whole Foods I go!!
08/13/2013 10:02:11 AM CDT
marmaladesky says ...
We've been eating boatloads of hummus and veggie wraps and grilled pizzas. :)
08/21/2013 5:22:19 PM CDT