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Quick and Easy Meals to Make for Hot Summer Nights

Keep the heat outside where it belongs
Cold Recipes for Summer
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After spending all day out in the sun, the last thing anyone wants to do is turn on the oven to make dinner. But that doesn't mean your only option is Seamless.

From chilled avocado soup to cold soba noodles you can eat like an air-conditioned king or queen, these meals are enjoyed sweat free. Plus, many of the dishes can be prepared in advance, meaning you'll have dinner waiting for you when you walk through the door. So unless you're planning to fire up the grill outside, we suggest you skip the heat and opt for something cooler instead.

And if you happen to be craving something sweet, check out our no-bake dessert recipes.

  • Chilled Avocado Soup Shooters

    This bright and refreshing avocado soup is topped with watermelon and queso fresco.

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  • Tuna Tartare

    Go raw with this delicious tuna tartare that's made with truffle oil and potato chips.

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  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

    Let the grill do all the work and make this easy summer Caesar salad outside.

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  • Marinated Seafood Salad (Veuva la Vida)

    Marinated fish, poached shrimp and lump crabmeat make for a light ceviche-style salad.

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  • Spiralized Root Vegetable Salad

    This crunchy vegetable salad is ready in just 20 minutes.

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  • Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp, Mango and Tomato

    Each element of this dish can be made ahead of time, so all you have to do is toss everything together when it comes time to eat.

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  • Summer Rolls with Shrimp and Peaches

    These summer rolls with cured shrimp and peaches let the lime-and-sesame marinade do all the work.

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  • Sous-Vide Chicken Salad

    Swap your oven for a sous-vide machine and make the juiciest chicken salad ever.

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