6 recipes to make when you’re too hot to think about eating lasagne

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Having a home-cooked hot meal is always a nice thing, but when it’s sweltering hot sometimes all you want is an ice block for dinner. Well, instead of an ice block, how about a nutritiously delicious summer salad recipe!?

We say salad, you hear boring. Don’t worry, these salads are anything but boring.

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6 fun Summer salad recipes

These 6 recipes are for those times when it’s too hot to think about eating a scorching hot meal.

1. Better For You Chicken Caesar Salad


This is a summer salad through and through. Does any recall stopping by the chicken shop on the way home from the beach and grabbing a caesar for a quick dinner? Well now, you can make your own healthy version which tastes just as good!

Find the recipe here.

2. Crab Cakes with Wasabi Mayo & Rice Salad

Crab Cakes with Wasabi Mayo & Rice Salad

Seafood is a great summer ingredient. Why not incorporate crab into your dinner with these easy to make crab cakes which the whole family can enjoy! You can make this salad kid-friendly by omitting the wasabi and telling your kids the crab cakes are like nuggets!

Find the recipe here.

3. Chicken, Avocado & Tomato Pasta Salad

Source: Kerrie O'brien
Source: Kerrie O’brien

When you’re feeling like a substantial meal but it’s boiling outside, this pasta salad is your answer. You can make this chicken in advance and have cold or heat up on the night!

This is a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe.

4. Raw Pad Thai Salad with Grilled Sesame Prawns

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Pad Thai is typically served hot, not this one! No cooking is required other than grilling the prawns (you can swap to anything else such as tofu or chicken), so you won’t be sweating while making or eating this Raw Pad Thai.

Find the recipe here.

5. Tasty Asian chicken noodle salad

Tasty Asian chicken noodle salad

This salad proves that salad doesn’t have to be boring! With rice noodles making up the base of this recipe, you will forget you’re even eating a salad.

Find the recipe here.

6. Poached Chicken, Avocado and Blood Orange Salad

Poached Chicken, Avocado and Blood Orange Salad

Add some quinoa to jazz this up! Did you know you can eat quinoa cold and it still tastes amazing!? Using fruit in your salads is also a good way to get more nutrients and colour into your meals, why not try some in-season fruits this summer.

Find the recipe here.

Here is how you can create a super quick and yummy salad.

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