These 3-Ingredient No-Cook Dinners Are Perfect for Summer
Step away from the stove with these pan-free meals.
When the summer weather gets too hot, the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove or oven. That’s where these 3-ingredient, no-cook dinner ideas come in handy. These dinners utilize pre-made and pantry-friendly ingredients like salad kits, beans and canned fish, so you’ll have dinner on the table in no time. Each of the 6 recipes are packed with veggies for a fresh and delicious meal that the whole family will love. Keep these dinners in your back pocket for those extra hot weeks!
3-Ingredient No-Cook Dinner Ideas
Sesame Slaw Bowls
Toss together two 12-oz. bags broccoli slaw with 2 cups shelled edamame and ½ cup sesame salad dressing, such as Annie's Naturals Organic Dressing Asian Sesame or your favorite brand.
Split an 8-oz. container roasted red pepper hummus between 2 toasted naan flatbreads. Top each with a handful of arugula.
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Salmon Caesar Collard Wraps
Divide 8 oz. flaked smoked salmon among 4 large chard leaves. Prepare a 10- or 12-oz. Caesar salad kit according to package directions. Spoon one-fourth of the mix onto each leaf; roll up burrito-style.
Southwest Shrimp Lettuce Cups
Toss together 1 cup of black bean and corn-style salsa with 12 oz. cooked shrimp. Divide among 12 butter lettuce leaves.
Tuna Zoodle Salad
Toss 2 lbs. fresh zucchini noodles with ½ cup Italian salad dressing; mix in two 5-oz. cans skipjack tuna, drained.
White Bean Pesto Baguette
Mash a rinsed 15-oz. can of no-salt-added white beans; stir in ¼ cup prepared pesto. Spread onto 8 oz. of toasted whole-grain bread.
This story originally appeared in EatingWell Magazine June 2020.