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10 Chilled Dishes for Hot Summer Days

Who wants to cook a hot meal on a hot day? Not us! So, we rounded up our favourite fridge-friendly recipes for cold meals and treats.

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fridge-friendly recipes | cucumber avocado soupPhoto Credit: Maya Visnyei

Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

Simply blend this easy, refreshing, summery soup and pop it in the fridge for about an hour to chill and allow the flavours to develop.

Recipe: Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

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fridge-friendly recipes | Salmon NicoisePhoto Credit: Maya Visnyei

Grilled Salmon Niçoise with Turmeric Vinaigrette

While it can be made and served right away, the salmon, potatoes, eggs and green beans can all be cooked ahead and chilled.

Recipe: Grilled Salmon Niçoise with Turmeric Vinaigrette

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fridge-friendly recipes | Mocha Panna CottaPhoto Credit: Maya Visnyei

Mocha Panna Cotta with Blueberries

This rich-yet-refreshing, velvety smooth dessert takes just a handful of ingredients to make before topping with berries.

Recipe: Mocha Panna Cotta with Blueberries

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fridge-friendly recipes | watermelon cupsPhoto Credit: Taste of Home

Watermelon cups

Sweet watermelon cubes hold a refreshing topping that showcases cucumber, red onion and fresh herbs.

Recipe: Watermelon Cups

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fridge-friendly recipes | chickpea saladPhoto Credit: Mike McColl

Vibrant Chickpea Salad

Storing a can of unopened chickpeas in the fridge during the summer months means that you can toss together a vegetarian salad quickly because the chickpeas are already cold.

Recipe: Chickpea Salad

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fridge-friendly recipes | Smoked-Salmon-Appetizersphoto credit: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Creamy Smoked Salmon-Stuffed Cucumber Rolls

This creamy appetizer is the perfect healthy addition to a late-morning meal.

Recipe: Creamy Smoked Salmon-Stuffed Cucumber Rolls

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fridge-friendly recipes | Avocado ParfaitPhoto Credit: Maya Visnyei Photography

Creamy Avocado Parfait

When time is tight in the a.m., a breakfast parfait is the perfect go-to.

Recipe: Creamy Avocado Parfait

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fridge-friendly recipes | dipPhoto Credit: James Tse

Everything Bagels Dip

Inspired by Montreal bagels, this is a delicious spread for crackers and the perfect dip for vegetables.

Recipe: Everything Bagels Dip

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fridge-friendly recipes | Strawberry pie recipeImage Credit: Shutterstock

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh strawberries taste amazing on their own, but are even better in this old-fashioned strawberry pie.

Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie

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fridge-friendly recipes | fig chia pudding recipePhoto Credit: Ryan Szulc

Fig Chia Pudding

Top with the hunger-crushing combo of fibre, protein and heart-healthy fats from pistachios and hemp hearts.

Recipe: Fig Chia Pudding

Next: 12 Perfect Recipes for Summer Picnics

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Originally Published in Best Health Canada