Even though the heat of summer is dying down and the fall temperatures are beginning to set in, there are still plenty of times when the home chef doesn’t feel like turning on the oven. As a matter of fact, standing over a hot oven after a long run or a tiresome day at work sounds utterly dreadful. Luckily, the culinary world is creative, and there are tons of cooking methods and recipes that don’t require using an oven and still taste incredible.
Spicy Salmon Avocado Poke Bowl
This traditional Hawaiian dish has gone mainstream, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Made with your choice of rice and topped with sushi-grade raw fish and crunchy raw veggies, poke bowls are the trendiest non-oven recipes to hit the Internet. Save $10 or more by making your own at home with salmon, avocado and homemade spicy mayo.
Zesty Tuna Lettuce Wraps
What could be easier than mixing up some healthy tuna salad and throwing it on a piece of lettuce? This recipe subs in avocado for the mayo in traditional tuna salad, so it’s packed with healthy fat. It also calls for sriracha, Dijon mustard and cilantro to amp up the spice content. This is the perfect classy lunch or lazy dinner recipe.
Avocado Toast 12 Ways
Avocado toast is not only one of the easiest and most delicious dishes to whip up after a run–it’s also versatile. This blogger shows you how to make avocado toast 12 different ways, all of which are sans oven. That means you can eat avocado toast once a day for almost two weeks, with no repeats.
Instant Pot Mushroom and Wheat Berry Risotto
If you haven’t jumped on the instant pot (or pressure cooker) train, what are you waiting for? This new gadget does all the work for you and helps you make creamy risotto without the constant stirring. Just put all of the ingredients in and come back later to a perfect dinner.
Fruity Frosty Yogurt Bites
You know what the real opposite of using an oven is? Using the freezer. These delicious yogurt bites combine Chobani Smooth with fresh fruit and granola. All packed into one delicious frozen bite, these are the perfect protein-filled post-run treat.
Mango Cucumber Salad
Obviously, salads are another way to go if you want a quick meal that doesn’t require any heat. This one has crunch, heat and an explosion of tropical flavors in your mouth. Not only is it super simple to make, but it will impress your dinner guests. And, since it doesn’t have lettuce, it won’t get soggy if you prep it on Monday to enjoy throughout the week.
Chocolate Almond Bites
You know when you want a chocolatey bite in the middle of the afternoon, but you don’t want to dig into a candy bar? These Chocolate Almond Bites are the solution. Made with dates, almonds and coconut, they are the perfect pre-run fuel that doesn’t require any baking and satisfies your hankering for chocolate.
Chickpea Walnut Sandwich
A nice substitute for traditional tuna salad, chickpea salads are a protein- and fiber-filled lunch option that keeps you full all afternoon. With the addition of walnuts for crunch, this sandwich serves up a ton of nutrition in a delicious, easy-to-make, no-oven recipe.