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20 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals for Hot Summer Days

20 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals for Hot Summer Days

20 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals for Hot Summer Days
Once the summer heat hits, who wants to spend a bunch of time hovering around the stove? Not us! For this reason, we love no-cook vegetarian meals that are satisfying, easy to throw together at a moment’s notice, and healthy to boot. Why use the oven when you can enjoy meals in the raw?

From bountiful bean salads to vegetable “noodle” entrees to wholesome raw tacos, here are 20 no-cook vegetarian recipes and ideas to help you keep your cool all summer long.

Recipe Title: Banh Mi Lettuce Wraps

Banh Mi Lettuce Wraps

Description: Innovative raw coconut “meat,” curried cashew cream, pickled carrots, and crunchy radishes spice up these beautiful Bahn Mi lettuce wraps from Beard and Bonnet. Stove, schmove!

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh
    June 10, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Bookmarked! There are some days when cranking up the oven for dinner just ain’t gonna happen!

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      Julia Mueller
      June 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

      You said it! Amazing how simple raw veggie dishes make for such perfect eats when it’s hot out 🙂

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    June 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I needed this! We live in an old, un-conditioned house so turning on the oven just isn’t happening sometimes!

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Oh yes, raw meals are where its at during the hot weather months! I used to live in a similar situation, and I’d literally be sweating bullets while roasting vegetables in the oven. It only took me a few attempts to realize I’d be eating in the raw for the remainder of the summer 🙂

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    sue/the view from great island
    June 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    All these dishes are beautiful, and I’ve been pinning away! Thanks for including my summer rolls.

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 10, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Thanks, Sue! And thank YOU for the delicious recipe! Summer rolls are on the menu!

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    [email protected]
    June 10, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I love this round-up! Just pinned and tweeted a few recipes, will keep coming back for more ideas. Yum! I never would have thought to put strawberries in a salsa, but who not? 🙂

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 10, 2014 at 9:45 am

      I’m glad you like the recipes, Christy! The strawberry-mango salsa is definitely a delicious one! Let us know if you give ‘er a go!

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    Heather E
    June 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

    THANK YOU! I really needed no-cook ideas, since we live in the top floor of an old Tudor townhouse in very humid NYC!

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      You’re welcome, Heather! Nothing like a cool crisp meal to help beat the heat 😀

  • Reply
    Millie l Add A Little
    June 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Love this recipe roundup Julia – they all look perfect for summer!

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks, Millie. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    June 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Not wanting to turn the oven on isn’t really a ‘thing’ in the UK (it never gets that warm!!) but I’ll definitely be trying a few of these fresh summer meals anyway 🙂

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Oh sister, I’m going to need to go visit you this summer and hide away from the heat! We can enjoy a lovely crisp salad…and a hearty bowl of soup 😉

      • Reply
        Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
        June 11, 2014 at 4:27 am

        I would honestly LOVE you to come visit haha, you’re welcome any time! Though we’re moving in about a month so the house might be a bit of a building site!

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    June 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I am all about no-cook meals in the summer, great round-up!

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 10, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      You and me both, Laura! I’m ready to cycle through all these tasty recipes!

  • Reply
    Arthur in the Garden!
    June 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Yummy!

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    Maria
    June 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Love this round up! So many great options! Thanks for including our sandwich!

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 10, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      I enjoyed putting this round-up together – it was so nice to gape at all the drool-worthy healthful recipes. You’re welcome, Maria – thank you for an amazing sando!

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    Dearna || to her core
    June 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    All these dishes look so good! I am definitely pinning some for when the weather warms up down here in a few months time! Thanks for including my raw zucchini pasta dish 🙂

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 11, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      You’re welcome, Dearna! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

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    [email protected]
    June 10, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I am bookmarking this post!! So many delicious recipes!

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      It’s definitely a nice resource to hold onto for all those scorching summer days 🙂

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    Grace @ Earthy Feast
    June 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I love this round-up! I’ve been having smoothies for dinner every night because cooking in a hot summer kitchen is not fun! These recipes looks so fun and flavorful – thank you for putting this together! Yum!

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      Julia Mueller
      June 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Get ye some solid food, my dear! 😉 Honestly, I’m tempted to drink smoothies for dinner when it’s extra toasty out, too, but I always love a good crisp meal to sink my teeth into. Let us know which recipes you try, Grace!

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    EA-The Spicy RD
    June 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Looking forward to trying every single one of these recipes this summer-fabulous round-up! Thanks so much for sharing my Smashed Avocado Wrap too 🙂

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      I’m excited about trying all of them too! Your smashed avo wrap looks delicious – can’t wait to whip ‘er up!!

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    Joanne
    June 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I’ve gotten quite lazy in the kitchen as of late, so no cook sounds perfect to me!! Love all these awesome summer options!

    • Reply
      Julia Mueller
      June 16, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      We must be on the very same page, because I’m thinking leaving everything as raw as can be and tossing it together is what my summer’s looking like 😀

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