What's Your Favorite No-Heat Meal?

We've been gathering inspiration for heat-free suppers from a recent slideshow at Bon Appétit. They have a week of no-cook, no heat dinners, and we have our eye on a couple of the recipes. But we're also curious: When you want to really shut off the heat in the kitchen, what do you cook?

Bon Appétit's meal suggestions depend somewhat on leftovers, like cold roasted chicken and smoked meats. But if you have a few tidbits like those around, then you can put together some great meals without turning on the oven or burners at all.

• See the whole slideshow: No-Cook Dinners at Bon Appétit

What are your favorite no-cook, no-heat meals? We love shredded cabbage salads, plates of chopped vegetables with olive oil, and hummus and pita with, perhaps, a side of smoked salmon or cold sausage. What about you?

Related: Heat Wave Eating: No-Cook Tomato Sauce

(Images: Misha Gravenor/Bon Appétit)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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