7 No-Cook Meal Ideas

Who wants to turn on the oven when it’s so hot? Have a delicious, satisfying meal with these recipes, no cooking required.

Raw Pad Thai

Craving that delicious, spicy taste of Pad Thai but couldn’t be bothered to cook? No problem. Try this vegan, raw version of the spicy Thai classic.

Garlicky Tomato Salad

When tomatoes are at their peak of sweetness, this garlicky tomato salad is particularly delicious. It’s eye-catching, too, if you make it with a mixture of different-coloured tomatoes-new varieties are coming on the market all the time.

Carrot Salad with Almond Dressing

Almond butter and lime juice add nutrition and tons of flavour to a simple carrot and red pepper salad.

Cucumber Mint Gazpacho

Gazpacho is the ultimate summertime food-fresh, quick to make, and no cooking required. This version boosts the classic cucumber flavour with fresh mint.The term ‘Gazpacho’ need not be a put off to any of you perhaps unfamiliar with the same. It merely refers to a cold soup.Preparing a meal often encompasses lots of chopping, pots clanging, heated ‘dialogues’ between the grains, the veggies, the pans not to mention the cook; and the result yes, an acceptable meal for sure but also  heaps of washing up!

Goat Cheese & Veggie Tartine

This is a simple, quick meal to have if you just get home from work and need to make something quick. If you don’t have soft goat cheese, thinly sliced feta works well; If pea shoots are not available, alfalfa or bean sprouts are great alterna­tives. Thin cucumber and roasted red peppers are delicious additions, too.It’s late and you are exhausted after a long day at work. For sure you don’t feel like spending too much time around the stove.

Nutty Pear & Goat Cheese Wraps

Satisfy your sweet and savoury craving with this delicious wrap. Not only will you be satisfied, but with 11g of protein and 5g of fibre, it will keep you full well into the evening.

Put just about anything on an avocado and you can sign me up! Chicken salad makes a perfect meal for lunch and bonus: it’s easy to pack up for work.

This chicken salad recipe is low in carbs and high in protein, which I love because it fills you up and helps rebuild muscle for athletic girls like me. I use 50/50 greek yogurt and mayo to cut some of the calories and add protein without sacrificing flavor.

Raw Pecan Pie

Skip the refined sugars and flours in favour of nuts, coconut, dates and raisins in this raw version of classic pecan pie.n easy, forgiving, and absolutely delicious vegan spin on pecan pie. Creamy medjool dates and coconut oil perfectly approximate the flavor and richness of a traditional filling.