5 Lunch Meals that You Won’t Need to Cook During Hot Summer Days

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On hot summer days, the last thing someone wants to do is turn on the hot stove and start cooking lunch or dinner. To make it easy for you, we have rounded up five lunch recipes that are simple, quick, and require no cooking. Continue below for the recipes and where to find the ingredients. 

1. Shrimp Louie Salad

The Shrimp Louie Salad is an easy lunch meal that you can make in very simple steps and does not require cooking. This starts off with greens, avocado, tomato, boiled eggs, shrimp and dressing on top. It is great for when it is too hot to cook and you just want to eat something light and simple to prepare.

Ingredients you will need

  • Shrimp
  • Oil
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Sour cream
  • Mayo
  • Ketchup
  • Paprika
  • Lemon/Lime juice
  • Worcester sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs

How do you prepare it?

Start by washing the lettuce, and preparing the tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and avocados. Then continue on with the dressing. To make the dressing mix together the sour cream, mayo, ketchup, brown sugar, paprika, lemon juice, Worcester sauce, and salt. You can find the ingredients listed above at any supermarkets including Lidl, Morrisons, Makro, and more, which also offer them at reasonable prices and discounts. 

Continue with thawing the shrimp, season it with cajun seasoning and put it in a frying pan in olive oil for about 5 minutes. In the end, pour the dressing over the lettuce and place the avocado, hard-boiled eggs, tomato, and shrimp on top.  

Kimbino offers easy access to online leaflets of famous grocery brands, displaying all types of discounted products that this recipe includes, such as tomatoes for £1.19, 400g of red shrimp for £6.99 from Lidl offers or apple cider vinegar for 28.6% off. Instead of using store-bought lemon juice, consider purchasing lemons at a discount from stores like Lidl, Tesco, or Morrisons. This is important since fresh lemon juice better enhances the flavour of your meal.  

2. Greek Chickpea Salad

This salad is a simple, delicious, quick, healthy, and vegan meal that does not require any advanced skills to prepare. You can make it as a side dish or main course depending on your preferences. When trying to prepare a vegan meal, remember to check stores like Lidl, that offer vegan products to their customers including cauliflower burgers, vegan pizza, as well as organic tofu.

Ingredients you will need

  • Canned chickpeas
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Red onion
  • Fresh dill
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Sugar 
  • Salt 
  • Black pepper

How do you prepare it?

The total time required for the preparation of this meal is around 15 minutes. Begin with chopping all your vegetables and placing them in a large bowl along with the chickpeas. Pour the vinegar and olive oil over the chopped veggies and add a pinch of sugar to balance out the acidity of the vinegar. Season it with ground black pepper and salt. Serve. 

3. Spicy Italian Ham and Salami Sandwich

Italian ham and salami sandwich is prepared with a delicious sauce containing garlic, lime juice, and fresh oregano. It is best left sitting since it improves over time, which is also the reason why it is called “the sitting sandwich”.

Ingredients you will need

  • Oregano
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Ciabatta loaf
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced prosciutto
  • Sliced hot capocollo
  • Sliced soppressata 
  • Sliced provolone
  • Pickled peppers

How do you prepare it?

Add and mix the oil, lime juice, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper, in a bowl and put in the fridge for about 2 hours. This will enhance the flavour of the mix and make it last longer. After you are done with the sauce, cut the ciabatta loaf in half and spread the mix evenly on both sides. Then line the lettuce on one half of the loaf and add on top the thinly sliced capocollo, prosciutto, and soppressata. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper and it’s ready to serve, no cooking required. 

4. Asian Tuna Melt Nachos

A cheesy, quick, and simple recipe that you can make without cooking and works well as a snack or a light lunch. 

Ingredients you will need

  • Tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Chilli powder 
  • Canned albacore
  • Sesame oil
  • Fish sauce
  • Celery
  • Red pepper
  • Red onion
  • Green onion
  • Cilantro
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Salsa

How do you prepare it?

Apply olive oil to two baking sheets, then coat one side of the tortilla with it. Stack them all up on top of each other and chop until you get 8 stacks of tortillas. Place the tortillas in a layer and season them with salt and chilli powder. Bake for 12 minutes. 

For the tuna salad, blend in a bowl the tuna, fish or soy sauce, sesame oil, green and red onion, red pepper, and cilantro. Season that with pepper and salt. Sprinkle cheese on the chips once they are done and bake for another 5 minutes until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and top it with the tuna salad. You can also add guacamole and salsa but this part is optional. 

5. Roast Beef Summer Rolls

These summer rolls are packed with deli roast beef and a variety of veggies for a light and refreshing snack. 

Ingredients you will need

  • Garlic
  • Brown sugar
  • Thai green curry paste
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Fish sauce
  • Mint 
  • Cilantro 
  • Mayonnaise
  • Coleslaw mix
  • Deli roast beef
  • Rice paper wrappers

How do you prepare it?

Smash the garlic, brown sugar and green curry paste, combine it with lime juice, 3 tablespoons of water as well as fish sauce. Add half of cilantro and mint. Stir the mayo with one tablespoon of the green curry sauce. After that, add the coleslaw mix, in a large bowl along with the deli roast beef, cilantro, and mint.  

For this next part, you should soak your rice paper in water for about 1 minute. Soak them 2 or 3 at a time, instead of 1. On the bottom of the rice paper, spread the curry may and the roast beef filling. Tuck the sides and roll the wrapper tightly. Enjoy!