10 No-Cook Vegan Meals

Last Updated: April 14, 2024

It's summer and the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove or oven and cook.

We have good news for you. You can get so many nutrients from food without having to use a pot, pan or oven.

We've got the perfect raw vegan recipes that will nourish your body and refresh your mind.

Today we are sharing 10 non-cook vegan meals and ideas to help you keep your cool all summer long.

10. Spring Rolls or Summer Rolls

Spring Rolls or Summer Rolls

Fresh spring rolls or summer rolls made with peanut sauce, mint, cilantro, bell pepper, mango, carrots, and beets are a must in any rotation of non cook meals.

Choose the fruits and veggies you like most, roll them up in rice paper and serve with freshly-made peanut ginger sauce.

These rolls are delicious, eminently customizable and gluten-free.

9. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

This salad is healthy, hearty and made with only ten ingredients - a perfect side or main, it's packed with fiber and plant protein.

It's also loaded with crunchy veggies like red pepper and kalamata olives - plus plenty of parsley and lemon juice for that fresh and light Mediterranean flavor.

Thanks to the chickpeas, this salad will keep you full for hours and is a great addition to your rotation of dinner recipes.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

8. Vegan Lettuce Wraps

Vegan Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps are easy to make, fun to look at and even tastier than they look.

They can be made with about three cups total of any vegetables that you like.

Just roll them up into a lettuce leaf and whip up a dressing recipe in your food processor or shake it up in a mason jar.

They are low-carb and gluten-free too.

These wraps with quinoa and black beans are perfect if you're looking for a healthy meal.

7. Chickpea Avocado Wraps

These are a forever perfect vegan lunch or quick dinner.

Vegan chickpea avocado wraps require no cooking and are totally delicious, easy to make and even easier to eat.

Filled with onions, red pepper, chickpeas and avocado, the chickpea avocado salad is great on its own or in a wrap -- very versatile as far as meal prep recipes go.

This is one recipe that is a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike.

Chickpea Avocado Wraps

6. Black Bean Tacos

Black Bean Tacos

These tacos are based around the simple can of black beans combined with tropical mango, quick stove-top charred poblano pepper, red onion, cilantro and a hint of sea salt and lime.

The basic legume is elevated to a ceviche-type plant-based taco that is sweet, crunchy, bright and a bit smoky from the peppers' char.

This recipe takes only minutes to make and is flavorful and delicious.

5. Moroccan Couscous Salad

Fun to make, pleasing to the eye and exceptionally tasty - this couscous salad is one of those recipes you want to add to your arsenal and keep it there.

The mix of the couscous, chickpeas, and vegetables, make it good enough to be eaten as a balanced meal in itself.

Chickpeas not only add a wonderful flavor and texture to this Moroccan salad, but they are also a good source of vegetable protein and important vitamins and minerals including calcium and folate.

Moroccan Couscous Salad

4. Tabbouleh


Tabbouleh is a very popular Middle Eastern recipe. This salad consists of bulgur, scallions, parsley, mint and lemon juice. It's fresh, delicious and very healthy.

This Syrian dish is easy to make and is full of cucumber, tomatoes and lots of herbs.

It's great on its own, as a side or in pita bread.

3. Watermelon Gazpacho

The original gazpacho soup is a traditional Spanish dish. It is a no-cook, cold soup focusing on the fresh sweet taste of ripe tomatoes.

The watermelon adds a refreshing fruit flavor to offset the taste of the tomatoes.

Cold soups are close to perfection - no heat, no cooking; just a quick whirl in the blender and a bit of chill time to allow the flavors to intermingle, and you have yourself one stellar summer soup without the need to cook!

Watermelon Gazpacho

2. Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

The chickpea avocado sandwich couldn't be faster or easier.

Chickpeas and avocados are a winning combination.

You can customize it with any vegetables you would like.

Radishes, cucumbers, grated carrots or grated jicama would all be nice additions, and of course load it up with fresh herbs like dill, basil, cilantro, or Italian parsley.

This recipe uses the same base as our chickpea wrap (hello meal-prep efficiency!).

In addition to putting it on bread, you could try the recipe over zucchini noodles for some variety.

It's a great vegan dinner for days you don't want to cook.

1. Three-bean Salad

It's a mix of green beans, white beans, kidney beans, onion, sugar, vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, and celery.

This classic white bean salad recipe is a favorite side dish at parties. Use fresh beans if you can find them.

Canned beans are easy and convenient and work just as well.

Three-bean Salad

This recipe is comforting, protein-rich and easy to put together with pantry ingredients.

Not one of these recipes requires you to cook, ensuring that you won't spend the whole day laboring in the kitchen.

After all, you have better things to do with your time than cook!

As a bonus, raw vegetables are more nutrient-dense and energy-rich than cooked vegetables, so you don't even have to feel guilty about this short-cut.

Easy vegan no cook recipes are good for your mental health and your physical health, and will keep you energized for all those summer activities awaiting you outside!

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