This collection of summer dishes requires zero heat. That’s right: no oven, no grill, no stove, no microwave, not even boiling water allowed!
No heat inevitably means that the majority of these proposed options are either vegetarian or pescatarian. This is simply because proteins need to be cooked, but fish and vegetables can be eaten raw or, in the case of seafood, denatured with acid. Of course, you can go one step further and use cold leftovers for protein, but these dishes are designed to be 100 percent leftover- and heat-free.
Moreover, this list goes beyond a simple boring salad – that’s too easy! This curated selection will challenge you to get creative and may inspire you to make something new, like ceviche!
So if summer’s heat has got you down and the thought of going near a stove makes you dizzy and start to sweat, check out these no-heat summer meals and get inspired to eat well while keeping your kitchen cool.
Rachael Pack is the Cook Editor of The Daily Meal, follow her on Instagram @rachael_pack