The holidays are such a great time to reconnect with friends and family, and usually these connections happen over brunch, lunch or dinner. As wonderful as it is to spend time with loved ones, it often means that you've had to spend a lot of time cooking up a storm in your kitchen. Enough already! It's time to make things a little simpler.
If you've grown a little sick of all the cooking you've done in recently, we can help make life a little easier. Now you can feed a crowd without turning on the stove with these easy, healthy and flavor-packed recipes. Here's our selection of the top 14 no-cook recipes that will make you look like a super-star chef without even touching your stove.
Prosciutto and Veggie Sandwiches
Delicious Prosciutto and Veggie Sandwiches! These open-faced veggie sandwiches are the perfect snack, lunch or appetizer.
Via Jo Cooks
Homemade Fresh Summer Rolls with Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce
Homemade Fresh Summer Rolls with Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce are healthy, adaptable, and make a wonderful light dinner, lunch, or appetizer. Here’s exactly how I make them.
No Mayo Broccoli Salad with Blueberries and Apple
The best ever No Mayo Broccoli Salad with Blueberries and Apple! A healthy and easy summer side dish with a creamy poppy seed dressing and dried cranberries.
Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad
This is also one of those salads you can play around with and vary to suit your own tastes. The chicken can be replaced with shrimp, chunks of good-quality canned tuna, or even cubes of baked marinated tofu.
No-cook Zucchini Noodles with Pesto
This spiralized zucchini noodles recipe is a no-cook meal you’ll just love this summer! The pesto adds so much flavor, yet the garden fresh noodles and tomatoes are super light.
Shrimp and Pineapple Ceviche
A quick, easy and super healthy ceviche recipe with shrimp and a tropical, pineapple twist!
Cranberry Cherry Chicken Wrap
This wrap comes together in a snap thanks to convenience grocery items and packs a punch with a whole grain flatbread wrap and lots of protein to keep you going strong!
Via Menu Musings
Mexican Chopped Salad
It’s the kind of salad you can never get enough of; fresh, vibrantly colored, loaded with flavor. Eating it will make you feel energetic and healthy.
The Green Thumb Sandwich
A veggie sandwich bursting at the seams with herbed goat cheese, avocado, alfalfa, and more.
Via Broma Bakery
Tuscan Tuna and White Bean Salad
Here’s a crunchy, creamy and rustic bean salad brimming with flavor.
Via Bev Cooks
Smoked Salmon & Smashed Avocado Tartines
These smoked salmon & smashed avocado tartines take the famous avocado toast to a whole new (amazing!) level.
Via Baker By Nature
Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad
This updated Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad recipe takes just minutes to make and is sweet, savory, and SO good.
Via Gimme Some Oven
Tabbouleh is a verdant salad that you can put together with vegetables and herbs that are available all year.
Via No Recipes
Crab Salad Sandwich
Crab salad tossed with citrusy Old Bay dressing on a brioche bun.
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