no-cook recipes perfect for summer

With August upon us, we’re getting some of the hottest heat here in Charlotte that we’ve gotten all summer.  And all that heat has me craving is easy, no-cook recipes!

I’ve rounded up my favorite dishes that don’t require an oven – making them perfect for the final blazing days of summer.  Who else is SO ready for the crisp, cool days of Autumn!?


Apple & Peanut Butter Yogurt Toasts

apple & peanut butter yogurt toasts - a perfectly balanced breakfast that tastes delicious and fills you up! // cait's plate

Peanut Butter Peach Yogurt Bowl

easiest ever peanut butter peach yogurt bowl - a perfectly balanced morning meal // cait's plate

3 Layer Smoothie (can also work as a snack!)

3 ingredient three layer smoothie - a refreshing, no-cook meal to beat the summer heat! // cait's plate

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Peaches & Almonds

vanilla chia seed pudding // cait's plate

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Zucchini Waffles

whole grain chocolate chip zucchini waffles - a delicious way to sneak some veggies into your morning! // cait's plate

No-Bake, Edible Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Bowls

edible peanut butter honey yogurt bowl // cait's plate

Cherry Overnight Oatmeal

superfast meal idea: cherry overnight oatmeal // cait's plate

3-Ingredient Totally Customizable Smoothie Bowl

totally customizable 3-ingredient smoothie bowl // cait's plate

Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffle Sandwich (can also work as a snack!)

peanut butter and jelly waffle sandwich - easy, portable and delicious! // cait's plate

4-Ingredient Green Smoothie

4-ingredient green smoothie // cait's plate

Favorite Easy Summer Salad

favorite easy summer salad - a light and healthy meal that comes together with no cooking! // cait's plate

Smashed Stuffed Mexican Sweet Potatoes

smashed mexican sweet potatoes - a well balanced dish that comes together in under 30 minutes // cait's plate

Guacamole Greens Salad

Easy, Veggie-Packed Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles with Kale & Walnut Pesto (I sauté the zucchini noodles in this recipe but you don’t have to!)

easy veggie-packed mediterranean zucchini noodles with kale walnut pesto - an easy and delicious way to get tons of nutrition in one dish! // cait's plate

Cheddar, Apple & Arugula Turkey Sandwich

cheddar, apple & arugula turkey sandwich - a perfect lunch for the fall season // cait's plate

Simple Summer Strawberry Salad (use chickpeas in place of chicken for this to make it fully no-bake!)

simple summer strawberry salad - a delicious salad that packs lean protein, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats all into one bowl! // cait's plate

Double Bean Corn & Avocado Salad Bowl (okay, so this calls for roasted potatoes…but you can grill them outside or microwave them instead!)

double bean corn & avocado salad bowl - quick, easy and so satisfying! // cait's plate

Easy Mediterranean Pita Pockets

easy mediterranean pita pockets - easy, filling and delicious! // cait's plate

Mexican Corn Zucchini Noodles with Chili-Lime Roasted Chickpeas

mexican corn zucchini noodles with chili-lime roasted chickpeas // cait's plate

Greek Pita Chip Nachos

greek pita chip nachos - a quick and easy meal solution everyone will love! // cait's plate


Note: some of these require melting chocolate which you can easily do in the microwave rather than over a double boiler!

S’mores Yogurt Parfaits

s'mores yogurt parfaits - a fun twist on a classic favorite // cait's plate

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups w. Sea Salt

dark chocolate peanut butter cups with sea salt - a delicious indulgence! // cait's plate

2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

2-ingredient peanut butter cookie bars // cait's plate

Vegan Banana Berry “Ice Cream”

very berry banana ice cream // cait's plate

Frozen S’mores

frozen s'mores // cait's plate

Espresso Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

espresso chocolate chip energy bites // cait's plate

Oreo Truffles 

oreo truffles // cait's plate

Dark Chocolate & Peanut Covered Apple Slices

dark chocolate peanut covered apple wedges // cait's plate

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Green Smoothie

chocolate peanut butter green smoothie // cait's plate

No-Bake Granola Bars

no-bake chocolate peanut butter granola bars // cait's plate

2-Ingredient Greek Yogurt Bark

2 ingredient greek yogurt bark - simple and refreshing, it's the perfect summer snack! // cait's plate

Chocolate Chip Cookie Greek Yogurt Parfaits

greek yogurt chocolate chip cookie parfait // cait's plate

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie // cait's plate

Dark Chocolate Indoor S’mores

dark chocolate indoor s'mores - a fun and delicious end of summer treat! // cait's plate


Happy no-baking! 🙂


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