There are times when we just can't bring ourselves to cook; when boiling water will make our already warm house unbearably hot. Problem is, when these circumstances occur we've still got to eat. But what to make when you can't turn on your oven or light up the stove? Lucky for you, there are still plenty of delicious options to enjoy during the dog days of summer. Click through the slideshow below for fresh salads, spring rolls, crostinis and more.

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  • Ginger Beef Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Ginger Beef Salad recipe</a></strong> When you're in the mood for red meat but can't stand the thought of cooking, roast beef is a good option. It works well in this Asian-flavored salad.

  • Tuscan Chicken And White Bean Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Salad recipe</a></strong> Rotisserie chicken is the best kept secret in summer cooking. They are always affordable and nearly every grocery store makes a good one.

  • Thai-style Spring Rolls With Shrimp

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Thai-style Spring Rolls with Shrimp recipe </a></strong> When you start with cooked shrimp, there's no need to do anything more than mixing and assembling in order to enjoy these light spring rolls.

  • Chilled Avocado And Yogurt Soup With Melon

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Chilled Avocado and Yogurt Soup with Melon recipe</a></strong> Chilled avocado soup is a great dish come summertime. It takes only 10 minutes to make, which means you can be in and out of the kitchen in no time.

  • Chickpea And Salmon Crostini With Arugula Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Chickpea and Salmon Crostini with Arugula Salad recipe</a></strong> These savory crostinis make a great light dinner when served along with a green salad. While the recipe calls for baking the bread, throwing them in the toaster works just as well -- and won't heat up your kitchen.

  • Antipasto Chicken Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Antipasto Chicken Salad</a> recipe</strong> Starting with rotisserie chicken, this no-cook dish gets a burst of flavor from peperoncini and soppressata.

  • Mushroom Salad Spring Rolls

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Mushroom Salad Spring Rolls recipe</a></strong> Shiitake, button and enoki mushrooms fill up this spring roll and are paired with frisee lettuce. A light dressing made with Meyer lemons, greek yogurt and dijon mustard tops it off.

  • Green Goddess Chicken Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Green Goddess Chicken Salad recipe</a></strong> What really makes this salad stand apart from all the rest is the dressing. It all comes together in the food processor and it's packed full of flavor.

  • Spicy Tuna Wrap

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Spicy Tuna Wrap recipe</a></strong> Sriracha spices up this tuna salad. Feel free to skip the brown rice, no need to boil water for rice when the weather is too hot.

  • Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Wrap

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Wrap recipe</a></strong> Rotisserie chicken, freshly-made hummus and tzatziki fill this mediterranean-inspired wrap.

  • Shrimp-and-Vegetable Summer Rolls

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Shrimp-and-Vegetable Summer Rolls recipe</a></strong> These Vietnamese summer rolls are filled with shrimp, carrots and bell peppers. They're light and refreshing thanks to the generous serving of cilantro. And the only cooking they require is a quick zap in the microwave.

  • Cucumber-Yogurt Soup With Pepperoncini

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Cucumber-Yogurt Soup with Pepperoncini recipe</a></strong> A blender is all you'll need to whip this cooling soup together for dinner. Serve with a plate of cheese and cured meats for a filling meal.

  • Smoked-Trout-And-Caper-Cream-Cheese Toasts

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Smoked-Trout-and-Caper-Cream-Cheese Toasts recipe</a></strong> Aside from toasting the bread, this recipe is just about assembly. It makes a light dinner perfect for a hot night.

  • Smoked Salmon Trout Slaw

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Smoked Salmon Trout Slaw recipe</a></strong> Smoked fish adds a great flavor to salads -- and is a healthy source of protein.

  • Melon-And-Peach Salad With Prosciutto And Mozzarella

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Melon-and-Peach Salad with Prosciutto and Mozzarella recipe</a></strong> This is a hearty version of the classic melon and prosciutto appetizer. Made with melon, peach and mozzarella, it makes a great salad.

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