10 No-cook Dinners for Summer

Meze Feast

When it's just too hot to cook, create a buffet of flavorful foods inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine. Start with a plate piled high with pita breads or crispy pita chips, then add dips and simple salads. Pick up some hummus from the grocery store, or make your own using mashed chickpeas, olive oil, tahini sauce and garlic. If you've never tried baba ghanoush, this is the perfect time to acquaint yourself with this creamy, eggplant-based dip. Throw together some tabbouleh or a lentil salad, or swing by the local gourmet grocer to find salads and sides with a Middle Eastern flair. Serve with a dish of black olives, a side of feta cheese and this chutney cheese spread. Finish with a bowl of fresh fruit for dessert.