Finding time to make dinner during the week is hard enough, but especially with this heatwave, the idea of using the oven is downright dreadful. Thankfully, these no-oven recipes are able to be made in under an hour and don't skimp out on flavor.
1. Chicken Pesto Pasta
This creamy mix is packed full of veggies and is hearty enough to keep late-night cravings at bay. Using either grilled chicken or prepackaged cooked chicken, you'll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less!
2. Black Bean & Mango Quesadillas
Satisfy your sweet and savory cravings with these crispy black bean quesadillas topped with fresh mango salsa. Set aside some of the mango salsa and grab some tortilla chips to serve as an appetizer to your entree! The sweet heat mix from the mango and jalapeno will create a dish everyone will enjoy!
3. Fresh Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
As a lighter twist on the classic Chinese take-out item, enjoy these healthy summer rolls with a much lighter peanut dipping sauce. Add your own favorite veggies and precooked protein for a totally customizable dish. These rolls are guilt-free and make a perfect snack, appetizer, or light entree.
4. Dill Honey Mustard Chicken Salad Pita
For an even faster meal, you can pre-make the chicken salad and store it in the fridge for up to three days before use. Substitute the grilled chicken for shredded rotisserie to avoid using the oven! Pita pockets make any meal transportable, making this the perfect meal to take on the go or to enjoy on a picnic.
5. Thai Cashew Chopped Salad
Of course, the original no-heat meal. This salad recipe comes from the kitchen of The Recipe Critic and is notably famous in their household. With vegetables, cashews, and a home made peanut ginger sauce, there is no doubt this will be a hit in your household, too! You can double up the peanut ginger dressing recipe and freeze half for the next time you are planning on making this delicious dish. Just thaw overnight in the refrigerator and you're good to go!