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#1 of 3 Old 07-17-2013, 06:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi out there from Phoenix, AZ- with a high of 109 for today!! I am trying to serve mostly cold foods this summer- to avoid using the oven AND to help avoid eating hot foods while sweltering. I am struggling to find both main dish and veggie dish (other than salad) COLD recipes.... I have come across an abundance of mayonnaise based recipes which I am okay with but not every day. Please share if you know of any good suggestions!! DH is weird, e.g. he would rather eat cold chicken salad than bits of a cold rotisserie chicken, which just seems odd to me- you can put bits of delish chicken in your salad- ANYWAYS I'm rambling! Anything and everything greatly appreciated :)

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How do you feel about cold soups? Here's a couple of my faves:

 

Cool Cantaloupe Soup: http://moscowfoodies.com/post/18079464690/cool-cantaloupe-soup

 

Green Gazpacho http://moscowfoodies.com/post/18026278991/green-gazpacho-from-dick-and-jennys

 

Five minute gazpacho: http://moscowfoodies.com/post/18079516685/five-minute-gazpacho

 

This one requires cooking noodles but everything else is fresh: 

http://moscowfoodies.com/post/18026356072/spaghettini-with-a-checca-sauce

 

Also, it's blazing here (100, not Phoenix levels ;)) and I made tuna noodle salad. You have to hard boil the eggs and cook the noodles, but it only takes 15 minutes so the stove isn't hot for long. 

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Any kind of pasta salad is good. Cucumber salad. Caprese salad. Bean salads. Basically, put some vinaigrette on anything, serve it cold, and call it a salad. 


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