Craving gazpacho but don’t feel like cleaning the blender? This simple gazpacho-inspired salad — packed with cool cucumbers and cherry tomatoes — is the ultimate lazy meal to cool you off in the summer heat.
Make gazpacho salad »
If you’re a soup lover, no need to wait for the autumn chill to slurp up your fave dish; this chilled fruit soup is perfect for cooling your craving.
Make cold blueberry-basil soup »
Chilled Cucumber Soup 4 of 14
Another one for soup fanatics: All this recipe requires is a blender and a few hours to chill. Once you have that, you’ll be as cool as the (pureed) cucumbers you’re eating.
Make chilled cucumber soup »
Jamaican Rice 5 of 14
Finding a low-heat side dish that doesn’t bore your taste buds can be a challenge. This rice salad, complete with cool, chopped pineapple, adds some Caribbean flavors to your menu for a change.
Make Jamaican rice »
Tomato Basil Bean Salad 6 of 14
Loaded with beans, tomatoes, and fresh basil, this salad is bursting with seasonal flavors for your end-of-summer soiree.
Make tomato basil bean salad »
Tomato Bruschetta with Sweet Cherries 7 of 14
Cherries add an unexpected — and totally irresistible — sweetness to the standard tomato bruschetta. You'll be so obsessed, you'll forget all about the record-high temperatures.
Make tomato bruschetta with sweet cherries »
Cilantro Red Potato Salad Wrap 8 of 14
Turn this creamy potato salad from a side dish into a meal by stuffing it into a wrap. This is the kind of lunch best served chilled — seems like it was made for late summer, right?
Make cilantro red potato salad »
Prawn Ceviche 9 of 14
This dish needs to marinate in the fridge for 8 hours before it’s ready to serve — by then you can be sure it’s chilled to perfection!
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Too hot to cook? You can make these cold noodles in the morning and eat them in the afternoon, straight from the fridge. Their light sesame flavor won’t make them too greasy.
Make cold sesame noodle salad »