20 No-Bake Summer Recipes to Beat the Heat!


This time of year might possibly be my favorite! From backyard picnics underneath our giant shade tree to puddle jumping on rainy days to lazy days spent lounging in our inflatable dino kiddie pool… The picnics and the parties, the beach and the blueberry farms, the season-long submersion in my beloved veggie garden… I could ramble on forever, (haha promise I won’t!) I just love Summer!

In that same breath, you’ll here me curse Summer for all its drama. The mosquitos and the sweating, burning yourself on literally every surface in your car and the sweating, weeds taking over my lawn and. the. sweating.

I’m pretty sure the expression “so hot you could fry an egg on it” originates from hotter-than-hades Florida summers.

It’s freaking molten here!

While I’d love a crisp 70 degree sunshiny day at all times, I’ll have to settle for living the majority of my years here as a hot sweaty mess. It’s okay though, I have an arsenal of no-bake recipes to help get me through it.

The last thing most of us want to do right now is turn on the oven, right? Here are some of my favorite recipes to help beat the heat!

20 No-Bake Summer Recipes to Beat the Heat!

No-Bake Summer Recipes - Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

1. Cilantro Cucumber Dip

Pair this tasty mayo-free dip it with veggies for healthy snack!

Your plate called. It wants you to make this Buffalo Chicken Taco Salad, stat! This is totally my new favorite way to use up leftover chicken!

2.Buffalo Chicken Taco Salad

This just may be the most epic Summer salad of my life! Jazz it up with all your favorite toppings and dive on in!

Healthy Cilantro Avocado White Bean Dip :: Vegan + GF

3. Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip

What do you do when you want a creamy, luscious dip that’s deliciously dairy-free? Avocados, baby! Pair them with white beans and it’s a match made in dipping heaven. This creamy white bean dip is whipped with garlic, avocado spinach, jalapeno and cilantro for a speedy snack that’s full of flavor.

Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers with Jalapeño and Zucchini

4. Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers with Jalpeños and Zucchini

These are my spiciest (and sassiest!) veggie burgers yet! Spicy chickpea veggie burgers topped with a tasty honey-lime slaw and fiery Sriracha mayo.

10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms

5. Marinated Mushrooms

Skip the jar and whip up these easy breezy 10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms at home! They’re great right away and even better after spending some quality time in this delicious homemade marinade!


6. Hummus Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers

Quick, easy, and totally tasty, these healthy hummus stuffed peppers are sure to be a hit at your next party! They also make a stellar after-school snack for the kiddos!

Entertain effortlessly with these healthy no-bake coconut lime fruit and yogurt tarts. They're gluten-free and naturally sweet!  7. Healthy No-Bake Fruit + Yogurt Tarts

Entertain effortlessly with these healthy no-bake coconut lime fruit and yogurt tarts. They’re gluten-free and naturally sweet!

healthy-mediterranean-bruschetta-hummus-platter-recipe-PEASandCRAYONS-2998  8. Mediterranean Bruschetta Hummus Platter

This is one of my favorite Summer snacks! Snag a container of your favorite hummus (plain OR flavored!) and pile it sky-high with a mountain of my tasty mediterranean bruschetta topping. DE-LISH!

holiday-appetizer-goat-cheese-apricot-honey-almond-cheese-spread-log-recipe-x-0591xSs  9. Honey Apricot and Almond Goat Cheese Spread

This easy, cheesy appetizer will add a burst of color, and a whole lot of deliciousness, to your table! We whip this super speedy spread up year-round.

Healthy Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad  10. Healthy Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

You’re just a few minutes away from a tasty restaurant-quality side dish with this healthy Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe. It’s light, fresh, and full of flavor!

Healthy Banana Split Parfaits  11. Breakfast Banana Split Parfaits

These healthy Banana Split Parfaits are loaded with fresh fruit, naturally sweet cocoa roasted almond granola, vanilla yogurt, and a kiss of coconut whipped cream. Let’s brunch it up!

Tropical Mango Kale Smoothie

12. Tropical Mango Green Smoothie

Shake up your smoothie routine with this gorgeous green smoothie. Boasting 2 cups of kale, this Tropical Mango Kale Smoothie is nutrient-packed and full of tasty tropical flavor!

Baby it's HOT outside! Cool down with these refreshing Green Tea Hibiscus Pops, because the only thing better than iced tea is FROZEN tea!

13. Green Tea Hibiscus Pops

Baby it’s HOT outside! Cool down with these refreshing Green Tea Hibiscus Pops, because the only thing better than iced tea is FROZEN tea!


14.   Chopped Greek Kale Salad

KALE YEAH! Chopped Greek Kale Salad with a healthy homemade Greek dressing you’ll want to put on everything!

Spiral Cucumber Noodles with Sweet and Sour Dressing // healthy and refreshing!

15. Sweet and Sour Cucumber Noodles

so. much. YES!!!

Best Ever Grilled Salmon Recipe

16. Grilled Salmon Sandwiches

Break out the grill and have this ridiculously speedy salmon sandwich in your face in record time! Perfect for a tasty lunch or as a menu item at your next BBQ!

Chickpea Chopped Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

17. Chickpea Chopped Salad with Basil Dressing

We’re nuts about this Chickpea Chopped Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Dressing! Quick, easy, and oh so delicious, this veggie-packed salad is ready to rock your Summer.

Tropical Mango Pineapple Strawberry Swirled Fruit Pops

18. Tropical Mango Pineapple Strawberry Fruit Pops

These tasty tropical pops are kid and adult approved!

Skip the store bought tub; you’ll want to dunk everything in sight into this tasty homemade garden veggie dip!

19. Healthy Garden Veggie Dip

This healthy garden veggie dip is perfect for your next party and great for snack time! Skip the store bought tub; you’ll want to dunk everything in sight into this tasty homemade garden veggie dip!

Sweet and Sour Thai Carrot and Cucumber Noodle Salad

20. Sweet and Sour Carrot and Cucumber Noodle Salad

And there ya have it! 20 no-bake summer recipes to beat the heat and rock your plate!

These dishes celebrate fruit and veggies to their fullest, with some fun additions to keep things tasty. Try one or try them all!

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