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Cool Down With No-Cook Recipes.

It's so hot you don't want to even move off the couch, let alone turn on the oven or fire up the grill. But you've got to eat something other than Popsicles, so what do you do? Throw together a no-cook meal and eat it in the comfort of your air-conditioned dining room.

The blogger behind (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/07/12/sallys-no-baking-addiction/) Sally's Baking Addiction probably put it best: "When the temps rise, the last place I want to be is in my tiny kitchen. Send me to the pool and give me a margarita because this chick is NOT baking in a summer heat wave."

Luckily, you don't need the stove in order to get creative this summer. Forget boring salads and endless PB&J sandwiches - you can make meals of all kinds with fresh fruits and vegetables, deli meats and other literally cool ingredients. For dessert, skip eating ice cream out of the carton and instead whip up a no-bake pie or drink a beverage with frozen-berry ice cubes.

Next time your stomach growls, beat the heat with one of these 20 no-cook but totally great recipes:

Drinks

(http://allrecipes.com/recipe/141828/lolas-horchata/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringId=2777&referringContentType=recipe%20hub&clickId=cardslot%2019) Lola's Horchata from AllRecipes

(http://damndelicious.net/2013/04/12/raspberry-peach-iced-tea-and-a-giveaway/) Raspberry Peach Iced Tea from Damn Delicious

(http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a3743/frozen-grape-sangria-recipe-clv0911/) Frozen-Grape Sangria from Country Living

(http://mamasgottabake.com/2012/06/watermelon-cooler/) Watermelon Cooler from Mama's Gotta Bake

(http://allrecipes.com/recipe/85496/cucumber-punch/?internalSource=recipe%20hub&referringId=2777&referringContentType=recipe%20hub) Cucumber Punch from AllRecipes

Appetizers/Sides

(http://www.marthastewart.com/313953/homemade-hummus) Homemade Hummus from Martha Stewart

(http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/thai-beef-rolls) Thai Beef Rolls from My Recipes

(http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a28977/light-yogurt-poppy-slaw/) Light Yogurt-Poppy Slaw from Delish

(http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fruit-cheese-herb-skewers) Fruit, Cheese, and Herb Skewers from My Recipes

(http://www.marthastewart.com/354048/blender-gazpacho) Blender Gazpacho from Martha Stewart

Entrees

(http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a43498/southwestern-chopped-salad-recipe/) Southwestern Chopped Salad from Delish

(http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/family-style-muffuletta) Family-Style Muffuletta from My Recipes

(http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/chicken-dill-souvlaki) Chicken and Dill Souvlaki from Real Simple

(http://www.thekitchn.com/hiyayakko-japanese-cold-tofu-150547) Hiyayakko (Japanese Cold Tofu) from Kitchn

(http://www.marthastewart.com/314391/zucchini-lasagna-with-farmer-cheese) Zucchini Lasagna with Farmer Cheese from Martha Stewart

Desserts

(http://thedomesticrebel.com/2015/07/29/cake-batter-lush-dessert/) Cake Batter Lush Dessert from The Domestic Rebel

(http://pintsizedbaker.com/frozen-yogurt-pie-recipes/) Frozen Yogurt Pie from Pint-Sized Baker

(http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/strawberry-whipped-sensation-109477.aspx) Strawberry Whipped Sensation from Kraft

(https://spoonuniversity.com/recipe/no-bake-peanut-butter-chocolate-pie-tastes-better-reeses/) Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie from Spoon University

(http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blueberry-orange-parfaits) Blueberry-Orange Parfaits from My Recipes
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