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100 No-Cook Recipes For Summer Heatwaves


When it's hotter than you-know-where outside, the last thing you want to do is fire up the oven or stovetop. Here are 100 no-cook recipes to try!

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Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho With Pistachios And Basil Oil

This tomato watermelon gazpacho combines some of summer's best—and most plentiful—produce. Watermelon makes a great addition to gazpacho because of its high water content: no additional liquid required! This delicious recipe is topped with a drizzle of basil oil for extra flavor and a few crushed pistachios for crunch.

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Combine summer zucchini with leftover mashed potatoes for a delicious, savory treat!


  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

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