8 No-Cook Summer Recipes

By: Bob's Red Mill | August 3 2020

Looking for ways to fuel up this summer without having to turn on the oven? We have you covered! These eight no-cook summer recipes are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings, while keeping the house cool. From sweet cookies to energy-packed protein bites, these no-bake recipes are sure to keep you satiated all summer long.

Honey Tahini No-Bake Cookies

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Searching for the perfect summer treat? You've found it! Nearly everyone loves cookies. They're the ideal portion size, and delicious and easy to take on the go. If you see someone in need of a pick me up, hand them a cookie, and you're sure to put a smile on their face! Their only flaw? Most cookies need to be baked. While this might not seem like a deal-breaker, depending on where you live, turning on the oven in summer months can heat the house to unbearable temperatures. If you're having trouble finding a cookie recipe that won't turn your home into a sauna, this Honey Tahini No-Bake Cookie Recipe is just what you're looking for. These healthy, no-bake cookies are made with our Regular Rolled Oats and flavored with vanilla, tahini and honey. They are so easy to make, that even the kids can help!

Miso and Tahini Cold Soba Noodle Salad

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If you haven't cooked with miso before, then you're missing out. Deemed a "secret ingredient" in polenta, salad and soup dishes, miso is a fermented paste made from a combination of soybeans and rice koji. 

For a wildly delicious summer salad, try out this Miso and Tahini Cold Soba Noodle Salad. Made with Organic Buckwheat Flour, white miso, tahini and veggies, it's an easy-to-make refreshing dish that will quickly become a new favorite in your household.

Easy Quinoa Pilaf

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Boost your protein intake this summer by working quinoa into your recipe rotation. This tasty and protein-packed Easy Quinoa Pilaf makes for the perfect side dish to bring to your next summer gathering. Customize this recipe by adding in your favorite veggies and herbs. High in fiber, and overflowing with flavor, this pilaf can be made in under 30 minutes, which means that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time soaking up the summer sun with family and friends. 

Cassava Pasta

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On the hunt for a gluten free pasta dish? Look no further! This delicious yet straightforward Cassava Pasta is everything you ever wanted in a pasta bowl and more. While the noodles look and feel like traditional pasta, they're entirely gluten free. To make this pasta, only two ingredients are needed: cassava flour and eggs. Once the pasta is made, pair it with your favorite sauce and voila! It's a tasty gluten free dish that makes the perfect summertime meal. 

Paleo Cashew Vanilla Energy Bites

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If you need an extra boost of energy to power through a long day in the sun, whip up a batch of these Paleo Cashew Vanilla Energy Bites. The perfect snack for a quick and easy pick-me-up, this recipe can be made in minutes and is entirely gluten free, dairy-free and vegan. Made with our Almond Protein Powder, these bites are an excellent way to increase your plant-based protein intake. 

Banana Pie Chia Pudding

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Few desserts are more refreshing than a cold bowl of pudding. For a naturally sweet treat, we recommend making this Banana Pie Chia Pudding Recipe. Homemade banana milk and chia seeds create a perfect pudding base to complement with your favorite ingredients. Top this pudding with fresh banana slices and our Homestyle Maple Sea Salt Granola for a healthy, filling snack that will curb your sugar cravings and leave you energized for the day ahead. Best enjoyed chilled this recipe will keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. 

Protein-Packed No-Bake Granola Bars

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A deliciously sweet snack, flavored with a hint of mocha and balanced with tart goji berries, these Protein-Packed No Bake Granola Bars are the perfect snack to make in bulk. Flavorful and light, this recipe uses wholesome ingredients to satisfy your sweet and salty cravings. Customize your protein bars by adding cranberries, dried blueberries, apricots and more! 

Orange Goji Smoothie

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Wake up your senses with this creamy smoothie featuring oranges and goji berries. It's an excellent and nutritious way to begin your morning, or cool down after an afternoon spent in the sun. Plus, this Orange Goji Smoothie is loaded with health-boosting ingredients that will leave you feeling more refreshed than ever. Make it to enjoy right away, or double the batch and pour into a popsicle mold to have as a refreshing snack later in the day! 

We hope this list of no-bake recipes has inspired you to hit the kitchen and whip up some tasty treats of your own. Remember, delicious foods don't have to be made in the oven. In fact, they don't have to be cooked at all. From smoothies to chia pudding, we're confident that whatever you decided to cool down with this summer, it's sure to be delicious!

Note: Eating raw oats is generally safe, but may cause digestive issues or increase the risk of foodborne illness.

1 Comment

  1. Peter Waskul
    Hello, I would like to know what is the chocolate dessert on the 8 Summer
    No-Cook Summer Recipes post??

    Thank you.

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