With the days heating up, staying cool and comfortable all summer long can be difficult if you rely on an oven or stove to prepare meals. If you’re looking for ways to keep cool while preparing your meals, , turn to one of these healthy and simple dinner recipes that you can make without adding extra heat to your home:
This recipe puts a spicy twist on chicken salad, a popular picnic food that’s perfect for summer. With a store-bought rotisserie chicken, you can whip this delicious meal up in about 20 minutes:
Combine the mayonnaise, chile-garlic sauce, mustard, and sesame oil in a medium-sized bowl. Add the chicken, water chestnuts, and scallions. Season with salt and pepper. Fill each lettuce leaf with a spoonful of the chicken salad and top with a slice of avocado.
Using your grill can help keep your kitchen cool. Start with this tangy meal that is bursting with Mediterranean flavors. Devouring these skewers is almost as satisfying as spending a summer on the beaches of Mykonos!
Combine 1 cup of the Greek yogurt with the dill, cucumber, olive oil, and lemon juice in a bowl. Add a pinch of garlic powder and season with salt and pepper to create the tzatziki sauce.
In another bowl, mix the rest of the yogurt with the oregano, remaining garlic powder, and cayenne. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into this bowl and whisk. Rub this mixture onto the chicken.
Place the chicken coated with the yogurt-lemon mixture onto the skewers. Brush each side of the chicken skewers with olive oil before placing them on the grill. Cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done.
Satisfy your craving for pasta and avoid sweating over the stovetop with this light and refreshing recipe that you can whip up in just 25 minutes.
Whisk the lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Add the olive oil and whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper for taste.
Combine the zucchini noodles with the radishes in a large bowl. Pour the lemon dressing over the noodles and radishes. Toss until the noodles are well-coated and serve.