When you find yourself cooking on scorching summer days, even looking at the stove can make you break a sweat. Instead, keep yourself cool with these no-heat potluck recipes that can be assembled without turning on the oven or barbecue.
Molly Yeh's Chopped Salad with Crumbled Feta
This rustic side dish is made with cucumber, tomato and feta dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. It’s simple, delicious, and you can even make it up to two days in advance. Plus, it’s a great way to use your garden’s bounty or farmers’ market finds.
Montreal Muffulette Sandwich
This Italian inspired picnic recipe starts with a thick sourdough boule, filled with layers of Montreal smoked meat, turkey, pickles, cream cheese, red onion, peppers and a touch of spicy mustard.
Moroccan Carrot Salad
In a Moroccan-inspired dish, golden raisins or dried apricots are added to ribbons of carrot tossed in a tangy lemon dressing. It’s a light side dish that pairs well with grilled meats.
Cucumber Salad with Fresh Coconut
Cucumbers and chilis go quite well together in this fresh and spicy salad. Toss with raw onions and crunchy cashews, then dress it with a zesty lime, honey and ginger vinaigrette. Garnish with grated coconut for added sweetness.
The Pioneer Woman’s Peach Salsa
Switch up your typical tomato salsa for this sweet and spicy peach option. Pulse garlic, onions and jalapeños in a food processor with fresh lime juice and chili powder, before adding chopped peaches. Spoon the mixture into Mason jars and voila! You’re ready to get snacking.