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Italian Vegetable Hoagies

This delightfully easy, and somewhat messy, sandwich packs a punch with sweet balsamic vinegar, artichoke hearts, red onion, provolone cheese and zesty pepperoncini. We love it for dinner as well as lunch. If you're packing the hoagies to take along, keep the ingredients separate and assemble right before eating to avoid soggy bread. Serve with tomato and cucumber salad.

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Seaside Tomato Gazpacho

Though gazpacho originated as a soup made with bread, today tomato gazpacho recipes are often made with diced vegetables, tomato juice and seasonings, and no bread at all. It’s a different approach, but one that’s just as delicious, especially with a little seaside flair from Old Bay seasoning and lobster or shrimp floated on top. If you don’t have time to cook lobster, buy precooked lobster or ask at the fish counter to have it cooked while you wait.

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Avocado Pesto

Avocados add a silky consistency and cheese-like richness to this dairy-free pesto recipe. Toss it with pasta, spread it on baguette slices to make bruschetta, or use it for a healthy mayo substitute on your sandwich.

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Salmon Tartare

Rich-tasting salmon is brightened with the addition of Meyer lemon in this healthy appetizer recipe. If Meyer lemons aren’t available, use a regular lemon for the zest and sub 2 teaspoons lemon juice plus 1 teaspoon orange juice for the Meyer lemon juice. Serve with cucumber slices, endive leaves and toasted baguette, if desired.

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Asparagus Tabbouleh

Asparagus and pomegranate seeds are a fun addition to this easy tabbouleh recipe. Serve this healthy whole-grain side with chicken kebabs, tzatziki and pita bread for a Middle Eastern-inspired dinner.

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Watermelon Fruit Pizza

This refreshing fruit pizza recipe swaps classic cookie crust with a healthier watermelon "crust." Topped with yogurt sauce, your favorite berries and mint, this fresh dessert can easily be doubled for a party or halved for every day.

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Tomato Sandwiches with Basil-Anchovy Mayo

Eating a tomato sandwich with juice and mayo gushing down your pinkies is a rite of passage in North Carolina. Typically, Duke’s mayo, tomatoes and salt are the only ingredients, but this healthy tomato sandwich recipe goes above and beyond with extra layers of veggies and herbs. Opt for yolks from pasteurized-in-the-shell eggs for the mayo if you like.

» Tomato Sandwiches with Basil-Anchovy Mayo


Chill out this summer with these easy no-cook recipes for tasty meals prepared without turning on the heat. These no-cook recipes are easy to pull together: just grab your ingredients from the fridge or pantry, chop and assemble. You’ll have a delicious, satisfying meal in no time—no cooking required.

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Healthy No-Cook Recipes

Avocados add a silky consistency and cheese-like richness...
Eating a tomato sandwich with juice and mayo gushing down...
Asparagus and pomegranate seeds are a fun addition to this...
Rich-tasting salmon is brightened with the addition of...
Though gazpacho originated as a soup made with bread, today...
Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial...
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This healthier take on a lobster roll uses crab because it’...
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This makeover of a Midwestern classic tops layers of...
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No-Cook Desserts

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