These Recipes Will Help You Survive the Summer Heat Wave

updated Jul 19, 2019
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Heat dome, heat wave, heat attack — we don’t care what you call it. It is just way too hot! Has cooking become a challenge for you? An effort? We’d like to help. Yes, the heat has wrapped its sticky fingers around us, but food can be a relief. Here are 30 recipes that all offer nourishment and deliciousness, and that will cool you down too.

There are simple sandwiches that won’t heat up your kitchen, and cold, crunchy slaws. There’s an indulgent no-bake cake, and cold peanut noodles that are perfect for lunch. There’s a creamy avocado breakfast pudding, and Campari Popsicles too.

These are just a few of the things we crave in the summer heat — recipes that help us stay cool and still enjoy the kitchen. We’d love to hear about your favorite recipes and ideas for hot-weather eating. What do you make when it’s just too hot to cook?

Credit: Joe Lingeman

Cool Breakfasts

Credit: Joe Lingeman

Cold Drinks

Popsicles & Sweet Things

Sandwiches & Salads

Lunch & Dinner

What’s your favorite thing to cook and eat in this weather? How do you stay cool and inspired in the kitchen?