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5 No-Cook Weeknight Dinners, Plus 2 Weekend Grill-Outs

We’ve got Monday to Friday taken care of without turning on the stove top, oven, microwave, or even the grill!

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It’s no-cook week here at marthastewart.com. We’ve got Monday to Friday taken care of without turning on the stove top, oven, microwave, or even the grill! The secret of no-cook? Combining fresh ingredients with a few good-quality store-bought items. So now you know! Come the weekend, we’re breaking out the grill and celebrating summer with even more delicious meals. Visit us every week for dinnertime inspiration.

 

Monday: Tofu with Baby Bok Choy and Noodles

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Rice noodles are a no-cook chef's secret weapon. Here we pair them with thinly sliced bok choy and tofu marinated in a ginger-scallion-peanut-butter-soy marinade. No heat but plenty of flavor.
 

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TUESDAY: Italian Pressed Sandwich

Take this delicious meaty sandwich for a picnic; it begs to be eaten outdoors! When was the last time your dinner prep involved using a skillet to press dinner not cook it?

 

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WEDNESDAY: Beet Gazpacho with Shrimp

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Brilliant purple-hued beets give this refreshing gazpacho its spectacular color. Sticking to our no-cook credo, we use vacuum-packed cooked beets and we top the soup with store-bought cooked shrimp.

 

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THURSDAY: Zucchini Lasagna with Farmer Cheese

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Photography by: Joesph Delo

We're really mixing it up when it comes to "lasagna." There's no pasta and no cooking required for this recipe. It's made with long slices of zucchini layered with creamy farmer cheese, tomatoes, and basil leaves.

 

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FRIDAY: Kale and Lentil Bowl with Avocado Dressing

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Around here we're rather partial to avocado dressing. We like it creamy and simply adore this dairy-free version.

 

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SATURDAY: Grilled Salmon Salad

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It's the weekend, time to cook outdoors. Grill some salmon -- and even indulge in a little stove-top session for the eight-minute eggs that dot this crowd-pleasing salad. It also features fresh sugar snap peas, watercress, and boiled new potatoes.

 

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SUNDAY: Rosemary Grilled Steak with Sweet Onions

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Photography by: Randy Harris

A dinner that's just right for company -- or else yields delicious leftovers for lunch or the fixings for another night's meal. Rib-eye steaks are marinated with rosemary then grilled with sweet onions. Skillet potatoes and chive-topped wedges of romaine drizzled with a creamy lemony dressing round out the menu.

 

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