Maybe it's just too hot in the kitchen to even think about touching the stove or the oven. Or maybe you're looking for a quick side dish you can toss together outside while your favorite protein is cooking on the grill. Either way, we've got you covered with seven great recipes.
Luckily, with warm weather comes a veritable bounty of produce, which makes putting together some no-cook side dishes a snap. With so many fruits and vegetables to choose from, it's easy to come up with some great salads, slaws, and pickles to go along with your main dish.
Highlights include chef Aarón Sanchez's Tangerine and Jicama Slaw, the perfect accompaniment to some Grilled Adobo-Marinated Skirt Steak or perhaps some Grilled Shrimp Tacos; Spicy Kimchi, a great option for your next Asian-inspired meal; and an Avocado and Corn Salad that you'll definitely want to serve at your next burger bash.
For more meal ideas and inspiration, check out some more recipes in the slideshow.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.