When you hear about a “no-cook” dinner, do you automatically think it means carrot sticks? While it certainly can, it doesn’t have to. On busy weekday or weekend nights when you don’t have time to cook over the stove, try some of these ideas. Here are some fast, no-cook dinner ideas.

Fast, No-Cook Dinner Ideas

Salad “Boats”: For this no-cook idea, you just need a boat. Whether it’s celery, endive, or avocado, you just need a vessel for your salad! Check out these fun ideas below:

Fruit Mix: Some summer days are so hot that just need to eat some fresh fruit! Cut up some fresh fruit and ball some melons, and put it all in a bowl. Serve with a side of plain yogurt drizzled with honey and some whole-grain crackers. Add some sliced cheese for the crackers and it’s a fast, fresh meal.

Hummus & Pita Wedges: Even though these are no-cook ideas, you can toast the pita wedges to make pita chips for this meal. Simply serve the pita wedges with hummus!

Salad:  You can raid the pantry for this one! Using lettuce as a base, let your family choose their salad toppings and sides. Put out a variety of dressings, too.

Lots and lots of veggies: Chop up some veggies, toss with a dressing, and you have a crunchy meal!


As you can see, there are lots of no-cook dinner ideas out there. Hopefully, your family will enjoy some of these soon!

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