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Summertime No-Cook Meals

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Keep your cool this summer with these no-cook summertime dishes that are simple, delicious, and packed with all the sunny season flavours we know and love—and a few you’ll want to get acquainted with!

We all love these lazy, sun-drenched summer days. It’s the perfect time for relaxing and soaking up the great outdoors. But the last thing we need is to be hot and bothered in the kitchen. Keep your cool this summer with no-cook summertime dishes.

These no-fuss meal ideas are designed for maximum flavour with minimal effort. From our delicious vanilla fruit dip for grazing and exciting chai lemonade for cooling to our uniquely flavoured, endlessly versatile three-pea salad and nourishing rainbow bowls, you can stay refreshed from prep to dessert.

Share all the al fresco fun by inviting your kids into the kitchen to help with the prep. (They don’t need to know it means less work for you!)

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Chocolate Espresso Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate Espresso Banana Ice Cream
Mango Chai Lemonade

Need a midday break? This delicious spiced lemonade is the perfect pick-me-up for a quick afternoon reset. The beautiful warm spices we typically associate with the colder months don’t need to be forgotten in the summer. They pair beautifully with tropical fruits such as mango or papaya and can be enjoyed year-round. A fruity herbal tea also would work perfectly for a simple caffeine-free version.

Vanilla Fruit Dip

This beautiful, tasty, and vegetable-packed ceviche makes the perfect appetizer for friends on a warm summer evening. The vegetables are so perfectly uplifted by the tangy citrus and aromatic herbs, you won’t even notice the fish is missing.

Vegetable Ceviche

This beautiful, tasty, and vegetable-packed ceviche makes the perfect appetizer for friends on a warm summer evening. The vegetables are so perfectly uplifted by the tangy citrus and aromatic herbs, you won’t even notice the fish is missing.

Three-Pea Salad with Burrata and Dukkah

Peas are a beautiful, bright reminder of summer, so this salad is the perfect side dish for a summer barbecue, or a light, fresh lunch. Peas are naturally sweet, so they’re a favourite with kids. The nuttiness of the dukkah adds flavour to the simple and subtle dressing, while the burrata provides depth, creaminess, and an element of decadence suitable for a lazy summer day.

Rainbow Nourish Bowls

Challenge your whole family to create a rainbow in their bowls, and you’ll be sure to kick their nutrient levels sky high! Add a creative flair and keep these nourish bowls innovative by switching up the vegetables and proteins each time you prepare them.

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