by Dana Covit
You can skip the preheated oven, everyone—and put down that frying pan, too, while you’re at it! These mouthwatering no-cook recipes prove that delicious meals don’t have to come with hours of preparation and assembly. Need proof? These nine amazing dishes are downright easy while still being full of interesting ingredients and exciting flavor combinations. Read on and bookmark them now—we have a hunch you’ll thank us later.
Citrus and Fennel Ceviche
PHOTO: Boy and Spoon
We love the decadent yet effortless appeal of a ceviche—paired with ruby-red and pink grapefruits, fennel, and plenty of citrus, your fish game will truly shine.
Visit Boy and Spoon for this citrus ceviche recipe.
Cucumber Honeydew Salad
PHOTO: Rikki Snyder
You’ll make everyone around you green with envy as you enjoy this verdant salad, made with ripe honeydew, cucumbers, fresh dill, arugula, and a pop of red onions and tangy lemon/honey vinaigrette.
Check out Rikki Snyder to learn how to make this cucumber honeydew salad.
White Bean Basil Toasts
PHOTO: A Pinch of Yum
Some toasty bread is the best base for this simple, 10-minute artichoke, spinach, and chickpea concoction. Finished with fresh cracked pepper, it’s a dream of a starter and the perfect snack.
Head to A Pinch of Yum to see how to make these white bean basil toasts.
Fig, Rosemary, Goat Cheese Tartines
PHOTO: Will Cook for Friends
Talk about dreamy. These simple toasts are a snap to assemble—and only involve five ingredients. But when those ingredients include creamy goat cheese, sweet Mission figs, and honey, you’re in business.
Visit Will Cook for Friends for these fig toasts.
PHOTO: Favorite Recipes
Warning: You’ll likely become addicted to this Greek dipping sauce, customarily dolloped onto grilled meats and seafood and used as a dip upon first taste. The combination of Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon, and dill is supremely refreshing and versatile.
Head to Favorite Recipes for the tzatziki recipe.
Rainbow Veggie Bowls
PHOTO: A Pinch of Yum
This dish is just plain gorgeous. Start with a base of grains, add literallyall of the freshest, brightest, crunchiest veggies you can get your hands on, and top with a zesty jalapeño ranch. You’re welcome.
Head to A Pinch of Yum for this rainbow veggie bowl recipe.
No-Cook Tomato Soup
PHOTO: Better Than Doing Laundry
Lest you were beginning to think that all of the no-cook goodness was reserved for salads, there’s this lip-smacking tomato soup in the mix. The directions literally consist of throwing all of the yummy ingredients into a blender and then serving once smooth. That easy. So delicious.
Visit Better Than Doing Laundry for this no-cook tomato soup recipe.
Dukkah and Avocado Toast
PHOTO: Faring Well
Kick your go-to avocado toast recipe up a notch by sprinkling it with spicy, toasty, crazy-delicious dukkah, an Egyptian spice blend that is pretty much magic. You’ll never look back.
Check out Faring Well to learn how to make this dukkah and avocado toast.
Sesame Ginger Cucumber Salad
PHOTO: Snixy Kitchen
Topped with crunchy sesame seeds, this subtly spicy salad is a perfect side or a refreshing, light meal. The white miso dressing is lovely and delicate.
Head on over to Snixy Kitchen for this sesame ginger cucumber salad recipe.
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