14 No-Cook Recipes To Help You Beat The August Heat

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By Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

The kitchen's hot. The kind of heat that sticks on your neck and fills the whole house, holding the air conditioner hostage. You want to make food, though. We understand. That's what we want, too. Thankfully, with genius recipes like these, no-cook never looked better. Whether you're whisking leftover red wine into a vinaigrette or blending bananas into ice cream, here are 14 reasons not to turn on the stove.
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Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole
Is there anything more refreshing than fresh cilantro? Plus, you can put guacamole on pretty much anything — or eat it by the spoonful.
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April Bloomfield's Lemon Caper Dressing
The star-studded restaurant The Spotted Pig uses this dressing on their menu — it's a must-taste.
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Joaquín Simó's Pearls Before Swine (A Yogurt Cocktail)
Alcohol counts as a meal, right? It does when it's got yogurt in it.
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Patricia Wells' Zucchini Carpaccio With Avocado & Pistachios
This light snack proves the age-old saying, "less is more."
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Richard Olney's Fresh Fig & Mint Salad
This may sound like an odd pair, but even the flavor gods couldn't give you a better combination than this. Impress your guests with this shockingly simple recipe.
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Allen Miglore's Caesar Salad
Jam-packed with anchovies, this Caesar salad skips the creamy aspect, so you can enjoy it guilt-free.
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Viana La Place's Umbrian Black Olive Panino
For when you've got five minutes to make a delicious lunch with a punch of flavor.
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Crook's Corner's Green Peach Salad
Play with sweet and salty in this peach salad recipe that uses mint and a heavy hand of olive oil.
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Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
Coffee ice cream sandwiched in a brioche bun? One for me, please. Or three.
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The Kitchn's One-Ingredient Ice Cream
The easiest ice cream recipe known to man. Plus, there's no added sugar or cream. High five for a healthy, natural sweet.
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Saveur's Yogurt Whipped Cream
There are endless possibilities for whipped cream: on your pancakes, in your coffee, over a fresh batch of fruit salad...
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The River Cafe's Strawberry Sorbet
Nothing beats the heat quite like a tangy sorbet. Pro tip: why not pour some bubbly over it?

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