When the weather spikes up to those high 80 and 90 degree days, it can be hard to get the motivation to come back to your Sagamore apartment, turn on the stove and make some dinner. With the weather about to get even hotter, it’s nice to take a break from the stove and whip up some meals that will cool you down. Here are some of the best summer recipes when you are looking for a cooler dish that doesn’t require turning on a hot stove.
Shrimp and Avocado Salad: Shrimp and avocado salad is light, fresh and a great choice for dinner during a hot summer day. It only involves using stove top, cook the shrimp until pink. Dice up some avocados celery and anything else you may want to put your own spin to and add in. This recipe from the food network also provides steps for making your own dressing. You can then leave the salad in your fridge for the shrimp to cool and serve cold, and keep them warm. You can get the shrimp and all ingredients at one of the many local farmers markets on the Upper West Side!
5 Ingredient Pasta Salad: Pasta salad is another great dinner choice for when the weather is wam. Even with the central air in your Sagamore apartment, after being outside all day it’s not always fun to heat up the oven. Use stove top to bring the pasta to a boil and chill in the fridge for as long as you like. You can stick in the freezer for about ten minutes to make it cool faster! Add arugula, cheese, pesto and roasted red peppers for a refreshing and easy summer dish.
Tuna Salad Sandwich: Make a delicious dinner without touching the stove in your Sagamore apartment with a tuna salad sandwich. Use one can of tuna and combine with celery, red onion, cottage cheese and mayo for traditional style. Add some lemon juice, parsley capers and dijon mustard for some extra great flavor.Pair with some chips, green salad or fruit on the side and you have a refreshing cool meal for a hot summer day!
See more recipes below for ideas on what to cook after a long, hot day out in NYC!