Too Hot To Cook!

Too Hot to Cook!

By: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA

August is best known for being hot! The last thing I want to do is fire up the stove for another heat wave, so I go for meals that require minimal prep time and little to no cooking.

Here are a few of my favorite Too Hot to Cook favorites.

Summer Soups: Cold soups such as gazpacho, cucumber and strawberry are light in calories, tasty and hydrating.

Simple Summer Salads: Variety is key; include vegetables, fruits and a protein with a light oil-based dressing.

Summer Sandwiches: To keep it exciting, skip your traditional boring sandwiches and spice it up a little. Swap your bread for a pita pocket, fill with your favorite meat, cheese, and veggies, and top with fresh salsa. Instead of using high fat mayo, finish it off with a delicious good-for-you mashed avocado!

Eat More Seafood: If you really want to stay out of your kitchen go for canned tuna, sardines or salmon. These fish are tasty additions to salads and wraps. Packed with protein and omega-3s, this no-cook solution is a no brainier!

Open Faced Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich

Open Faced Avo-Tuna Salad

Prep: 10 minutes

Makes: 2 Servings


  • 2 (5-ounce) Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna in water
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • ¼ cucumber finely chopped
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 Thomas’ English Muffins, split


  1. Combine all ingredients from Tuna to Salt & Pepper.
  2. Lightly toast English muffins and top each slice with avo-tuna salad, enjoy immediately!