60+ No-Cook Appetizers and Salads

60+ No-Cook Appetizers and Salads

Add these easy, no-cook appetizers and inventive salad recipes to any summer meal.

During summertime in the South, it can get too hot to even think turning your oven or stovetop on. Luckily, hot summer temps don’t have to hold you back from exploring delicious new recipes. These no-cook appetizers and salads showcase the best of summer’s gorgeous produce. Without having to put much work in, you can still show up at the church potluck or neighborhood cookout with the prettiest appetizer or salad in sight. Whether you’re in the mood for an old-school no-cook appetizer like pimiento cheese or crab dip, or you want to branch out with no-cook recipes that will be new to guests like pimiento cheese-stuffed pickled okra and West Indies crab salad, these no-cook recipes have your back for every event. Busy weeknights call for quick, easy dinner recipes, and these no-cook salads fit the bill beautifully. Don’t waste a minute of summer standing by the stovetop. These no-cook appetizer and salad recipes are summertime saviors.

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Our Best Okra Recipes Will Prove Once and For All That It’s Not Just for Gumbo

Our Best Okra Recipes Will Prove Once and For All That It’s Not Just for Gumbo

Whether fried, pickled, or grilled, no other vegetable tastes quite like okra. Every Southerner has their favorite okra dish, and we’ve rounded up the best okra recipes we could find to showcase this traditional Southern veggie. Try Pickled Okra for an addictive, tangy treat. Add another popular Southern ingredient and you have our Fried Pecan Okra, which uses crushed pecans to make a crisp outer coating. Get out the grill, and make okra an easy and delicious appetizer with our recipe for Peppery Grilled Okra with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce. From main dishes to sides, our best okra recipes offer creative, tasty options for every day of the week. With the help of these okra ideas—and a few inspired flavors—we think you’ll find a new family-favorite okra recipe to share at your table this summer.

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