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.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Chicken and Couscous

Not only does this vibrant salad taste like summer on a plate, but it’s also a fantastic make-ahead recipe that doesn’t require heating up the kitchen. While this is certainly not a meal that will weigh you down, store-bought rotisserie chicken makes the tomato salad hearty enough to serve as a satisfying entree. Soaking the couscous is a genius trick that yields a perfect fluffy texture—no cooking necessary. Plus, the overnight soaking means your couscous will be chilled and ready to go when you’re ready to assemble the salad. Plan ahead to take advantage of this savvy meal prep move.