Warmer weather invites refreshing meals that don’t require turning on the oven. Here are a few cool recipes to enjoy during the summer months that won’t make you overheat.
Tortilla Blender Soup
Craving Mexican but not looking forward to heating an array of dishes on a hot summer day? Throw everything in your blender, tortillas included, and mix until pureed. Serve with avocado, cheese, and tortilla chips on top for a fast meal that doesn’t require any more heat! Here’s a Vitamix recipe for the details and ingredients you’ll need. Grab a store-bought rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to add protein to your meal.
If you’re in the mood for something different and are a big sushi fan, try poke bowls for a cool summer meal. You’ll have to cook the rice, but it can be served cold with fresh veggies, raw poke, and delicious sauce. Make sure to find high-quality tuna or salmon for best results, and then add cucumbers, radishes, carrots, etc. The Recipe Critic has a recipe to get you started.
Noodles are delicious, but when you’re not in the mood for hot food, you can also serve them cold. Mix up a noodle salad with your favorite mix of greens for a quick and easy work-week meal. Looking for a healthier option? Use cold zoodles with pesto sauce to create a veggie-filled plate. Or try a Vietnamese-inspired version with this recipe from FoodieCrush.
Nutritious and a little different, try a Mediterranean Salad this summer to cool off. With a mix of veggies, chickpeas, and feta, you’ll have a unique and delectable flavor that’s also pretty healthy. Want to make it less healthy? Throw it all in a pita and dip it in sauce for the ultimate summer evening meal.
Read on at the Olympus Harbour Island blog for more delicious ideas.