It’s a scorcher! If you’re anything like us, the last thing you want to do on a hot summer day is stand over a scalding hot stove. Instead, cook cold and store your dishes in the fridge! If you feel like a big feast, don’t worry – cold doesn’t mean salads only! There are plenty of no-bake, no-heat recipes for a perfect, filling meal. Try peanut noodles or italian pasta salad, and finish it off with a sweet slice of chocolate-mint icebox cake.
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Before you load up your refrigerator and freezer, make sure they’re properly maintained. A dirty or broken fridge or freezer can transmit foul smells directly into your food and accelerate rotting and mold growth! Check your fridge twice a year to ensure your food remains fresh and safe to eat. For step-by-step instructions, read: Maintain Your Fridge and Freezer.
Which cold recipe will curb your craving?
Tomato Bocconcini Salad @ Guilty Kitchen
Mango Salsa @ Thrifty Gourmet Cooks
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Italian Panzanella @ Eclectic Recipes
Hummus with Za'atar @ Smarter Fitter
French Potato Salad @ Cooking Like A Champion
Cucumber Mint Berry Salad @ Martha Stewart
Peanut Noodles @ Family
Italian Pasta Salad @ Brown Eyed Baker
Spicy Crunchy Tuna Tartar @ Skinny Taste
Cucumber & Avocado Summer Rolls with Mustard Soy @ Williams Sonoma
Chocolate-Mint Icebox Cake @ Yahoo
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Dessert @ Lets Dish Recipes
Oreos Cookies and Cream No Bake Cheesecake @ Baker's Royale
Frozen Strawberries and Cream Dessert @ Pip & Ebby