Mouthwatering No-Cook Summer Recipes for #RVLife

It’s hot outside and you want to eat some delicious meals when you go camping, but you don’t really enjoy cooking in this heat. What to do? Well, there are plenty of ways to prepare wonderful meals without turning on a single oven or stovetop. Yes, no-cook summer recipes to the rescue! In most cases, you’ll want to bring pre-cooked chicken or shrimp with you, or both, to mix things up with each dish. As long as you have those items squared away, you can use simple ingredients for innovative and healthy lunches and dinners that will give you the energy you need to pursue your outdoor adventures. Check out our favorite summer recipes below.

Corn and Shrimp Delight (Soup)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound pre-cooked and frozen shrimp (thawed)
  • 3 Large bags of frozen corn (thawed)
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Tsp cilantro
  • 1 Cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 Cup low-fat plain yogurt (Greek is great too)
  • 2 Lemons
  • Salt, pepper
  • Hot peppers or cayenne powder (optional)

Directions:

Using a blender, puree the corn, milk, yogurt, lemon juice, peppers/cayenne and salt and pepper. Use a sieve to get rid of excess liquids. Remove any solids so the puree is smooth. Stir in chopped shrimp. Top with tomatoes and avocado slices before serving.

Whipped Avocado Soup

Ingredients:

  • summer recipes3 Avocados
  • 1/3 Cup walnuts, halved
  • ½ Small white onion
  • 2 Cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 Cup water
  • Salt, pepper, dill powder

Directions:

Using a blender, puree all the ingredients above until smooth (add equal parts buttermilk and water if necessary). Refrigerate for 1 ½ hours or more for the ideal temperature. Garnish with walnut halves and a sprinkle of dill before serving.

Protein Power Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 6 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Splash of orange juice
  • 10 to 15 oz. corn
  • 1 Cup pre-cooked chicken or shrimp
  • 2 Cups grape tomatoes
  • 8 Oz mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 2 Small avocados, sliced medium
  • Bunch of spinach
  • Scallions or onions, sliced thin
  • Fresh or dried basil to taste

Directions:

First, make the dressing by mixing the Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and splash of orange juice and set aside. In a bowl, mix the chicken, spinach, corn, cheese, avocados and tomatoes. Add dressing and basil before tossing and serve.

White Bean Salad with Zucchini and Parmesan

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup pre-cooked chicken or shrimp
  • 2 Large cans cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 Large can green beans, French cut
  • ½ Cup fresh basil, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 or 3 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 oz. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Lemons
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

Shred chicken and add to the white beans, green beans, basil and zucchini. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour olive oil and squeeze both lemons to the mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, toss salad and serve.

No-Fuss Zucchini Lasagna, Served Hot or Cold!

  • 4 Zucchini
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Farmer cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Basil leaves

Directions:

Take a few scoops of farmer cheese and season it with salt, pepper and basil leaves. Slice zucchini in long, thin-to-medium slices. Slice tomatoes the same way. Begin layering zucchini with cheese and tomatoes. Drizzle the top with olive oil. You can serve this as a cold sandwich or wrap in foil and simply allow it to cook on the campfire for a short while if you want hot lasagna.

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb pre-cooked chicken (shredded) or shrimp
  • 2 Bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Large can corn
  • 1 or 2 Avocado
  • 1 Small can black beans, drained
  • 1 Red onion, chopped small
  • 2 Plum tomatoes, chopped
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili pepper
  • Tortilla chips or Tortilla shells

Directions:

Shred chicken and add cilantro, corn, beans, onions, and tomatoes. Season with chili and cayenne powder before mixing well. Place thin slices of avocado on top and serve inside a tortillawith chips.

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