No-Cook Recipes

Whip up killer no-cook desserts, mains, salads, and appetizers without turning a knob. We've got great ideas for easy suppers (and more) that save time and energy in the kitchen.

Editors' Picks

No-Cook Appetizers
Summer entertaining is easy with these delicious appetizers that keep you on the porch–and out of the kitchen.
No-Cook Side Dishes
There are better things to do during the summer months than to stand in a hot kitchen preparing food.
15 Genius No-Cook Summer Desserts
While it's close to impossible to avoid these cranking up the heat when cooking dinner, doesn't have to be so for the sweet stuff. 
No-Cook Dinners
Give the grill and oven a break and beat the heat by serving dinners that don't require any cooking.
30 No-Cook Recipes for Labor Day
These no-cook appetizers, salads, sides, and desserts will keep you—and your kitchen—nice and cool, no matter how hot Labor Day gets. 
No-Cook Summer Salads
Keep your kitchen cool and your stomach full with these nutrient-packed main-dish salad recipes.

Inspiration and Ideas

The No-Cook Holiday Appetizer I’m Bringing to Every Party
Crudité is the appetizer no one knows they need. Here’s how to make it feel just as luxurious as a baked Brie.

Zoodles with Shrimp and Green Goddess Dressing

Using a blend of spiralized summer squash and zucchini “noodles,” this light and bright summer entree is as refreshing as they come. We absolutely love the fresh flavors this simple green goddess dressing packs into the dish; any leftover dressing would be great for dipping veggies into for an easy snack. Taking advantage of already steamed shrimp from the seafood counter of your favorite grocery store keeps this vibrant dish entirely no-cook and incredibly speedy. And to save a few extra minutes, you can grab containers of pre-spiralized vegetables from the produce section. In order to prevent sogginess, wait until it’s time to eat before assembling the components of your zoodle bowl.