Summer Dinner Round Up

It is just so hot and the end-of-summer motivation is a bit lacking, am I right? Here are my dinner ideas when it it is too hot to cook or when you just need to shake it up without too much effort. .

One:
Sandwiches definitely should be on your radar for a no-cook dinner. Pulled pesto chicken caprese sandwiches use rotisserie chicken, fresh mozzarella & tomato. Add some caesar on the side for a quick, cool meal. Or go for a loaded veggie & hummus sandwich.

The Three Bite Rule - Pulled Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

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Two:
Tuna and White Bean Salad gives you definite dinner-vibes. The tuna and beans provide a serious protein punch.

The Three Bite Rule - Tuna & White Bean Protein Salad

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Three:
Apps for dinner is a great option – for lots of reasons. A charcuterie board (tips: here) and some deviled eggs (like these Italian deviled egg ones) and lemon fruit dip. This definitely takes more ingredients & work, but so fun.

The Three Bite Rule - Lemon Fruit Dip

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Four:
To not cook, think fancy brunch: unusual toast like peach & pistachio toast and a smoothie (maybe this mojito smoothie or chocolate almond smoothie).

The Three Bite Rule - Cherry Basil Toast

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Five: Some cheaters with some cooking
Some quick pastas which would mean you would need to boil the pasta BUT this zucchini and ricotta pasta has a no-cook sauce that is great warm or cool!

The Three Bite Rule - Zucchini, Herb, & Ricotta Pasta

Also, some crostini – like mushroom toasts pair well with anything.

The Three Bite Rule - Marsala Mushroom Toasts

What’d I miss? What’s for dinner when it is so hot?

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