It could be a primitive instinct or just that hot food isn’t appetizing in the summer heat—either way, we tend to eat less during the hottest months. With this fact in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some vegan recipes that don’t require the oven and may even cool you down from the inside out:
This classic cold tomato soup is easy to prepare and won’t weigh you down.
This raw pasta recipe is more refreshing than its cooked counterpart.
There’s nothing quite like mint ice cream on a hot summer day.
We love any recipe that features a variety of veggies and is presented in such a pretty way.
No matter what the weather, we need our daily dose of kale.
6. Raw Lasagna
A combination of sun-dried and fresh tomatoes gives this lasagna an explosion of flavor.
For a quick snack, nothing could be easier.
If you use a pre-made vegan queso, you’ll just have to heat it up for a minute. No problem.
This mock tuna is perfect on a bed of lettuce as a salad or in a sandwich.
You’ll feel refreshed after a plate of this salad, featuring crunchy fennel and juicy oranges.
11. Cucumber Soup
This might be the simplest soup ever. Just blend cucumbers, garlic, and turmeric.
12. Tomato Sushi
This takes just five steps, and the rice cooker does much of the work for you!
Because sometimes you need ice cream for lunch. (At least, this one’s on the healthy side!)
These rolls are easily made heartier by adding Tofurky Slow Roasted Chick’n.
When you see the word “rainbow” in a recipe title, there are probably a lot of veggies in it. We love rainbows.
This taco recipe features potent flavors such as sun-dried tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin.
If you nuke the vegan chicken strips, you can avoid turning on the stove.
This sounds delicious right about now.
19. Caprese Salad
This recipe subs avocado for cheese, and you also have the option of using vegan mozzarella.
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