Merciless heat: Here are our best ideas for no-cook Mediterranean meals!

Merciless heat: Here are our best ideas for no-cook Mediterranean meals!

No one wants to cook for hours when it’s that hot outside. Lucky you, Mediterranean food has plenty of delicious and tasty no-cook recipes! Here are recipes to help you ditch the oven during the hotter days.


When we think of well-known Mediterranean dishes, tabouleh is one of them! A parsley, tomatoes, green onions and burghol salad that can be served as a side or as a gourmet snack with lettuce or crispy vegetables.

Fattouch salad

A must-try meze from Levantine cuisine, the fattouch salad has a wonderful freshness. With its tomatoes, Lebanese cucumber, radishes and pita bread pieces, it’s full of vitamins and is ready in the blink of an eye!

Cucumber and yogurt salad

Good food and simplicity can definitely be synonymous and this ultra-fresh recipe can prove it! Diced cucumbers, yogurt, garlic and dried mint, these are all the ingredients you need for a gourmet salad that’s ready in only a few minutes.


To get your fill of protein without using the oven, this balila recipe is just what you need! This chickpea salad with garlic, cumin and olive oil is traditionally served as a hot dish, but it’ll be just as delicious as a cold dish.


When it’s too hot to turn the oven on, there’s nothing better than a plate of muhammara for dinner. This Syrian dish is made from pureed red peppers, nuts, fresh breadcrumbs and spices. It can be eaten with pita bread and fresh vegetables for a quick and easy no-cook dinner!

You’ll find more refreshing and no-cook recipe ideas in this section of our website.