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Too Hot To Cook? Try These Cold & Delicious No-Heat Recipes

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Jessica
07.15.12

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.

Photo: Paint & Tofu

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

Photo: White on Rice Couple

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

 

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