When the sun shines brightly and the temperatures creep upwards, standing in a hot kitchen to cook is usually the last thing people want to do. You don’t need to turn on your oven to make a delicious meal though, and today we’re sharing our favorite recipes that require either no heat or minimal heat to prepare.
10 Vegan Recipes to Help You Keep Your Cool this Summer
Rawkin’ Kale Salad from The Abundance Diet by Somer McCowan – Somer calls this “a salad for the kale haters” because her husband, who isn’t fond of kale, asks for seconds of this incredibly lush and dreamy salad.
Chicken-Free Salad Sandwiches from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – Your protein of choice – Soy Curls, tofu, or TVP – is right at home in these easy-to-make vegan sandwiches. You can take a step back in time to the eighties and stuff the filling into a tomato or just add it to a bed of crisp green salad. Of course, it’s also fantastic between two slices of bread.
Amazing Technicolor Chickpea Salad from Vegan Unplugged by Jon Robertson with recipes by Robin Robertson – This super simple, yet extremely tasty, salad comes together in a flash and is a delicious side-dish.
Chilled Sesame Soba Noodles from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – This dish is especially refreshing in the summertime heat. The noodles and vegetables can be prepared ahead of time so that the dish is chilled and ready to be eaten at mealtime.
Sassy Springtime Rolls from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio – These light, refreshing rolls are full of fresh spring vegetables, herbs and tofu, and they pair well with with a wonderful deep red dipping sauce.
Summer Fruit Pizza from Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley – Who says pizza is just for dinner? On this colorful dessert pie, raspberry sauce mimics marinara and crushed macadamia nuts make perfect “cheese” sprinkles.