When the weather’s hot, sometimes the best antidote is a hassle-free, no-cook meal to keep the kitchen (and you!) cool. Try our quick and easy recipes that require little more than a knife and cutting board.

Tomato, Smoked Salmon, and Arugula Stacks

Prep 18 minutes

Serves 4 / This impressive-looking entrée is deceptively simple. Add a slice of mozzarella or provolone if you like. Serve with whole-grain soda bread for a refreshing summer supper. View recipe

Baba Ghanoush and Cauliflower Salad Wrap 

Prep 22 minutes

Serves 4 / With half the sodium of two bread slices and one-third the sodium of a large flour tortilla, lavash is a smart choice for this hearty wrap. Look for baba ghanoush in the refrigerator section next to the hummus, or in the deli department. View recipe

Caprese Panzanella

Prep 24 minutes

Serves 2 / This recipe makes excellent use of stale bread that would otherwise go to waste. You’ll need the juiciness of the tomatoes to saturate the bread, so use diced tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. Try heirloom tomatoes for added color. View recipe

Antipasto Platter

Prep 25 minutes

Serves 6 / This heartier-than-appetizers antipasto (in Italian, “before the meal”), loaded with fiber and omega-3s, makes a delicious and effortless summertime dinner. It swaps commonly used tuna for sustainable, low-mercury sardines. Serve with pita bread or crostini. View recipe