3 No-Cook Summer Recipes to Keep You Cool

The last thing you want to do as the temperature rises is to spend your time cooking over a hot stove.

One way to beat the heat is to eat foods that keep your body cool. Produce like strawberries, peas, asparagus, carrots and other seasonal fruits and vegetables are flooding store shelves, making the choice to eat healthier and cooler easier than the winter months.

More: 3 Healthy Treats to Keep You Cool

These three quick recipes help you stay cool without turning up the heat in the kitchen.

Cucumber and Mint Gazpacho

Serves 2

  • 1 cucumber, seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Bunch spring onions, chopped
  • Handful mint, roughly chopped, divided use
  • 1-cup plain nonfat yogurt, divided use
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • Hot sauce to taste

In a food processor, add all ingredients minus 1/2 cup of yogurt and bit of mint and puree until smooth. Add hot sauce to taste or water to thin out if necessary.

Chill pureed soup until cold. Serve with spoonful of yogurt on top and mint for garnish.

More: 5 Foods to Try During the Spring

  • 1
  • of
  • 2
NEXT

About the Author

Darlene Horn

Darlene Horn is a San Diego-based writer, journalist and food blogger. When she's not rambling about food on her blog, MyBurningKitchen.com, you can find her taking her dog on daily long walks, or sweating it out in a boxing class or boot camp.

Darlene Horn is a San Diego-based writer, journalist and food blogger. When she's not rambling about food on her blog, MyBurningKitchen.com, you can find her taking her dog on daily long walks, or sweating it out in a boxing class or boot camp.

Discuss This Article