If the weather isn’t doing what we’d like it to by mid-August — namely, cooling down a bit, or at least, offering cooler nights, we suggest trying these vegan dinner ideas that require little or no cooking. Simple, refreshing, and fast! First up, in Greek Pasta Salad, using pasta in place of the customary lettuce in a Greek-style salad makes it a substantial and lively main dish for warm-weather meals. Serve with fresh corn. Leftovers are great to pack into containers for the next day’s lunch.
Tofu Eggless “Egg Salad” makes delicious light yet satisfying sandwiches that are as good for dinner as they are for lunch. Serve with a simple green salad, sliced watermelon. If you have more corn from last night’s dinner, add that to the meal, too.
Hummus, Cucumber, and Avocado Wraps make a tasty and light warm-weather dinner. You can use homemade hummus or store-bought; either way, it’s made in minutes. This goes well with any potato salad. If you’ve got leftovers of Creamy and Colorful Potato Salad from last night’s dinner, so much the better!
Here’s a nearly-instant, completely refreshing Cold Curried Cucumber Soup to build your meal around. You can use up any hummus you made or purchased from last night’s meal, or pick up a fresh batch, and serve with fresh pita.
Cold Peanut Butter Sesame Noodles gives you a hint of tahini and a dash of spice. It’s delicious as a summer dinner served with a simple salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil.
… And don’t forget to use plenty of stone fruit and melons for desserts and snacks!