28 Heat-Free (No-Bake) Recipes for Summer

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Assortment of summer recipes that don't require an oven

When the weather heats up, we crave fresh, cooling foods and search for all the ways to avoid heating up the house. So we’ve compiled our favorite heat-free recipes that don’t require turning on the oven or stovetop. Think breakfast, salads, wraps, snacks, and desserts! Happy summer, friends!

Breakfast

Cutting board with glasses of green juice and ingredients used to make it
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Easy Green Juice Recipe + Juicing Tips
Our favorite green juice recipe, just 7 ingredients required! Incredibly refreshing, nourishing, and delicious. Plus, juicing tips, go-to methods, and juicer recommendations.
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Using a spoon to scoop up a bite of a delicious Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl topped with fresh fruit
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Creamy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Creamy dragon fruit smoothie bowl ready in 5 minutes with 5 ingredients! Wholesome, creamy, nutrient-packed, and the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!
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Measuring glass and drinking glasses filled with our Ginger Green Smoothie recipe
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Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie
My NEW favorite green smoothie that requires just 5 ingredients and is inspired by Jamba Juice! Tart and sweet thanks to kale, lemon, ginger, peaches, and mango! Super refreshing, detoxifying, and nourishing.
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Close up shot of our Detoxifying Beetroot smoothie recipe
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Detoxifying Beet & Berry Smoothie
A vibrant, nutrient-packed smoothie made with detoxifying beetroot and fresh fruit. Subtly sweet, perfectly tart, and ready with just 1 blender, 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes.
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Pouring dairy-free milk into a bowl of Rawnola topped with fresh fruit
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5-Minute Raw-Nola
An easy-to-make, 1-bowl, 5-minute raw version of granola with dates for natural sweetness, nuts for crunch and protein, and plenty of seeds for healthy fats!
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Jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats topped with sliced banana and strawberries
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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (5 Ingredients!)
EASY peanut butter overnight oats made with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes prep time. Naturally sweetened, vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious.
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Three small jars of Banana Berry Hempseed Pudding topped with sliced fruit
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Banana & Berry Hemp Seed Pudding
A healthier snack or dessert made with berries, sweetened with bananas, and thickened with hemp seeds and chia seeds! Naturally sweet, creamy, and incredibly nutrient-rich. Plus, just 6 ingredients and 1 bowl required.
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Short glass filled with fruit compote and Chia Pudding topped with a strawberry and mint leaves
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How to Make Chia Pudding
Creamy, thick chia pudding that’s easy to make, nutritious, and so delicious! Just 4 ingredients required for this tasty breakfast, snack, or dessert!
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Salads

Sprinkling pepitas for our Simple Green Salad recipe
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Simple Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
When a meal needs something extra, consider this your go-to side. Fresh greens and vegetables dressed in a simple lemon vinaigrette pair with just about any meal. Ready in just 10 minutes.
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Wooden serving spoons resting on a bowl of Detox Salad
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5-Minute Green Salad with No-Mix Tahini Dressing
A quick-and-easy salad for when your body is craving greens and simplicity! Greens and vegetables in a 3-ingredient no-mix dressing. A simple, fresh, healthy side.
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PERFECT Grain Free Tabbouleh Salad! Detoxifying, 6 ingredients, flavorful! #vegan #glutenfree #tabbouleh #salad #plantbased #recipe #minimalistbaker
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Grain-Free Tabbouleh Salad (6 Ingredients!)
Fresh, flavorful, grain-free tabbouleh salad made with 6 ingredients, 10 minutes, and 1 bowl! The perfect salad or side dish for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern entrées.
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Massaging kale for our Easy Kale Salad recipe
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Easy Massaged Kale Salad (15 Minutes!)
Everything you need to know about massaged kale salads, plus a delicious, fast, and easy recipe for our go-to kale salad with tahini dressing! 15 minutes, 6 ingredients required.
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Platter of our Pesto Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Almond Ricotta
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Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Green Salad
Quick-and-easy salad with mixed greens, almond ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, chickpeas, and pesto dressing! A 30-minute plant-based meal!
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SUPER Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Tahini Dressing! 30 minutes, healthy, SO tasty! #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #salad #minimalistbaker
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Super Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Dressing
Fresh, delicious vegetable slaw with a garlic rosemary tahini dressing! Packed with nutrient-rich vegetables and fruit with cleansing benefits and tons of nutrients. Just 20 minutes required for this incredibly healthy side, snack, or salad base!
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Chopsticks resting on a plate of our Thai Papaya Salad recipe
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Vegan Papaya Salad
A 30-minute INSANELY flavorful Thai Papaya Salad with fresh vegetables and a zingy garlic-peanut sauce! Just as good as takeout and entirely plant-based.
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Big bowl of our delicious Vegan Cole Slaw
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Easy Vegan Coleslaw
A vegan take on classic coleslaw salad made with 10 simple ingredients! Easy, crunchy, fresh, tangy, and the perfect side for BBQs, sandwiches, and more!
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Wraps & More

Platter of homemade Vegan Coconut Wraps filled with hummus and vegetables
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5-Minute Veggie Coconut Wraps
An easy, incredibly fresh and delicious lunch or snack idea: Grain-free coconut wraps with hummus, curry paste, and tons of fresh vegetables. Just 8 ingredients and 5 minutes required.
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Platter of Raw Romaine Taco Boats for a refreshing vegan dinner
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Rainbow Raw-maine Taco Boats
Rainbow “Raw-maine” lettuce boats with hummus, fresh veggies, sprouts, and a creamy tahini sauce. Just 15 minutes and no cooking required! Serves 2 as an entrée and 4 as a side / appetizer!
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Collard Green Spring Rolls in a wood bowl with dipping sauce
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Collard Green Spring Rolls + Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies + tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based snack or side.
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Snacks

Bowl of Garlic Dill Sunflower Dip on a wood cutting board with fresh vegetables for dipping
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Garlic Dill Sunflower Dip
Savory, bean-free, hummus-inspired dip with sunflower seeds, garlic, dill, and lemon! Just 7 ingredients required, creamy, incredibly flavorful, and perfect for crackers, veggies, sandwiches, and more!
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Bowl piled high with our grain-free, low sugar Protein Balls topped with chocolate
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5-Ingredient Protein Balls (Low Sugar, Grain-Free)
5-Ingredient Protein Balls make the perfect low sugar, grain-free snack that’s high in protein and incredibly delicious! Customizable depending on what protein powder you use. Just 20 minutes and 1 food processor required!
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Desserts

Plate with two Raw Banana Splits topped with nut butter, raspberries, and more
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5-Minute Raw Banana Splits
Easy-to-make banana splits with coconut yogurt, nut butter, hemp seeds, rawnola, coconut flakes, and berries! Just 5 minutes and 7 ingredients required!
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Spoon resting in a pie pan of Peach Blackberry Crisp for a simple raw vegan dessert
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Raw Fruit Crisp (10 Minutes!)
The perfect dish when you’re craving fruit crisp and want it fast! Ready in 10 minutes, grain- and gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and SO delicious!
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Vintage scale piled high with homemade Raw Vegan Oreos
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Raw Oreo Cookies
7-ingredient, raw vegan Oreo-inspired cookies that are refined-sugar-free, loaded with wholesome ingredients, and insanely satisfying! Entirely gluten-free and so delicious.
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Tray of 3-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with some half dipped in chocolate
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3-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Insanely delicious, tender, perfectly sweet peanut butter cookies made with just 3 ingredients! No baking required, easy to make, and the perfect snack or dessert!
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Blue bowl filled with a batch of our vegan Lemon Donut Holes
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No-Bake Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes
Tender no-bake donut holes infused with lemon juice and zest and speckled with poppy seeds! A 30-minute naturally sweetened, easy-to-make snack or dessert!
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Setting a Vanilla Cake Bite covered in coconut onto a wood cutting board
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No Bake Vanilla Cake Bites
Energy-packed date & walnut cake bites infused with vanilla and coconut. The result is an easy-to-make, tender snack bite that tastes like vanilla cake! Just 6 ingredients and 1 food processor required!
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Taking a bite of vegan and gluten-free Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
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Vegan No-Bake Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
Creamy, decadent vegan cheesecake made with a date-walnut crust and cashew-coconut-yogurt filling for the ultimate tangy-sweet treat. Just 10 ingredients required, no bake, and entirely vegan and gluten-free.
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If you give any of these recipes a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram.

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  1. Renee says

    Thanks Dana! I love your creativity with food. I’m older and I grew up with “heavy” foods. This is great help in lightening things up, any time of the year. Sharing your food art with those of us who follow you, makes things a lot easier (we don’t have to reinvent the wheel), and less expensive because of the simplicity of your recipes and availability of ingredients. I always enjoy!

  2. Janet says

    Thank you so much for these recipes, Dana! I love your notes for making things vegan. I eat whole food plant based, sugar-. oil-, salt-free. So many of your recipes are easily adaptable. And delish!

  3. Suzi says

    OMG… I’m hungry just looking at all of these… and it’s 106 degrees outside right now. Not normally hungry weather. (yes, same city as you!)

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