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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

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Quick & Easy

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

By: Canadian Living

When the heat hits, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. We’ve got you covered with 39 recipes for lunch, dinner and dessert, plus refreshing drinks to keep you hydrated.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Wheat Berry, Corn and Red Pepper Salad

A wheat berry is the intact version of a whole grain of wheat.

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By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Tuna and Potato Salad with Lemon-Caper Dressing

Who says potato salad needs to be heavy?

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Marinated Chickpea Salad

Canned chickpeas are a convenient shortcut used in this marinated salad.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This salad highlights many fresh flavours of the Mediterranean and is at its best when made with good-quality olive oil.

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Watermelon Salad

Fresh, juicy watermelon tossed with crisp fennel makes a wonderful sweet and savoury salad. Try it as a side dish with your favourite grilled meat.

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Herbed Edamame Salad with Pancetta

Crispy bits of pancetta take this herb-packed salad a notch over the top.

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Mixed Green Salad With Strawberry Salsa

This pretty, colourful, ultra-fresh salad makes a great side dish or light lunch.

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Middle Eastern tabbouleh is usually made with cracked bulgur wheat.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Creamy Cucumber Salad

This Scandinavian-style salad is easy to prepare and full of lively accents. Salting and draining the cucumber is essential to prevent a watery salad.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Mixed Bean and Feta Salad

This hearty salad is made with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry or fridge.

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By: Amanda Barnier andThe Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Cold Soba Noodle Salad

A simple cold pasta salad makes a great lunch or light dinner.

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By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Black and White Bean and Quinoa Salad

This salad packs not only a protein punch but also good amounts of fibre and iron.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Slow Cooker Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

Traditionally called Bo Ssam - these ginger-packed lettuce wraps make a light, satisfying meal.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Fresh Rolls With Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce

This Vietnamese favourite is easy to make and is just as suitable for a main course as it is for an appetizer.

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By: Joanne Lusted and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Cold Chicken Noodle Salad

If you're making this fresh and flavourful salad ahead of time, store it in a large shallow airtight container for easy tossing.

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Fruity Tuna Salad Pitas

The typical tuna salad sandwich has kids and adults begging for a change.

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By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Let guests build their own sandwiches.

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By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Chilled Dill and Cucumber Soup With Salmon Crostini

Blend this super-easy chilled soup in the morning, and leave it in the fridge until dinnertime.

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By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Swiss Pesto Panini

This panini turns leftover roast chicken (or turkey) into a quick lunch or light dinner.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Middle Eastern Couscous Bowl

When you have leftover roast chicken from Sunday dinner, this is an easy and utterly tasty way to make it shine.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Red Pepper Soup

Equally delicious hot or cold, this fresh soup makes the most of your sweet pepper bumper crop!

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Avocado Lobster Rolls

Yogurt, fresh herbs and a little lemon make these no-cook lobster rolls super creamy and flavourful. Serve with coleslaw and a fresh summer salad.

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By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Golden Gazpacho Shooters

This refreshing hot-weather soup is popular across Portugal and Spain, where tomatoes and peppers are abundant.

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By: Melanie Stuparyk and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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Thai Crab Cake Salad with Red Curry Mayo

In this perfect-for-company supper, red curry paste delivers spicy, herbaceous flavour to the crab cakes as well as the accompanying creamy mayo.

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Tea Sangria

Lightly sweetened iced tea replaces the wine in this alcohol-free twist on fruity sangria. Frozen grapes keep the drink cold without watering down the flavour.

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By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Classic Lemonade

Tart and tangy, this is the essential summertime drink. For a sparkling version, use soda water instead of water.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Portuguese Summer Daisy Cocktail

Champagne flutes are the prettiest choice for this refreshing aperitif.

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By: Melanie Stuparyk and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Watermelon Fizz

This pretty reddish-pink drink is utterly refreshing, and it's a hit with adults and kids alike. Try it at your next barbecue.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

This fruit smoothie has a hint of almond, which adds richness and protein to an everyday treat.

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

This ultrahealthy smoothie helps you start your day off right.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

No-Bake Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Squares

Junior chefs will love this delectable treat because they can make it on their own (though an adult should lend a hand when cooking the raspberry purée).

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By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Swirl Pops

This lightened-up version of strawberries and cream is a pop worthy of any hot summer day.

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By: Amanda Barnier andThe Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Strawberry Snow Cones

Beat the heat with this three-ingredient icy treat that appeals to the kid in all of us.

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By: Amanda Barnier andThe Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Rice cereal gives the classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter a satisfying crunch.

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By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Sponge Toffee

To ensure an airy toffee, do not overstir the caramel when adding the baking soda.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Watermelon Granita

This cool, icy treat is dead simple to make, and it's a healthy alternative to ice cream.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Berry Greek Yogurt Pops

These sweet-tart pops are a slam dunk with kids.

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Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes

In season, try substituting chopped fresh fruit or whole berries for the preserves.

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By: Adell Shneer and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Too hot to cook? 39 no-sweat summer recipes

Grilled Peaches with Ricotta

Impress guests with this stunning dessert that comes together in only 15 minutes.

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