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No-cook recipes

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Don't sweat it, make our easy no-cook recipes for a speedy supper or an impressive dessert in a flash. Assemble simple ingredients to make something special.

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  • Chipotle gazpacho in two bowls

    Chipotle gazpacho

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Liven up your lunch with this easy, no-cook chipotle gazpacho soup. It's not only delicious but healthy too, delivering three of your 5-a-day and packed with vitamin C

  • No-cook Asian prawn coleslaw

    No-cook prawn coleslaw

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    The easy way to five a day, a simple fresh salad teamed with a tasty tropical smoothie - vitamintastic

  • Edible cookie dough balls with sweets

    Edible cookie dough

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.50 ratings

    Our easy cookie dough mixture is totally safe to eat and can be made in minutes. Keep a batch in the fridge, eat it by the spoon, serve it with ice cream, or mould it, shape it and colour it with food dye

  • Garden salmon salad served on a plate

    Garden salmon salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Choose a lighter lunch with this easy, no-cook salmon salad packed with courgettes, peas, pea shoots and radishes. It's healthy and takes just 15 minutes to prepare

  • Smoked mackerel pâté with cucumber

    Smoked mackerel pâté with cucumber

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    This impressive and delicately-flavoured starter is perfect for dinner parties without splashing the cash. Make-ahead, easy-to-do and no cooking required

  • Banana-tahini Eton mess served in a dessert glass

    Banana-tahini Eton mess

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Combine meringue, cream, tahini, bananas and salted caramel to make this quick dessert that's a twist on Eton mess. It's the perfect no-cook pudding for summer

  • Vegan cashew cream cheese

    Vegan cream cheese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Nothing beats a herby cream cheese. Have this dairy-free spread on toast or stir it into a pasta dish, our vegan version is easy to make and there's no cooking involved

  • Irish cream tiramisu served in a baking dish

    Irish cream tiramisu

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.40 ratings

    You can make this no-cook tiramisu ahead to save on time when hosting a party. Made with Irish cream liqueur, it's a truly grown-up dessert

  • Three strawberry & balsamic tartlets

    No-cook strawberry & balsamic tartlets

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Try these simple no-bake strawberry tarts which are flavoured with hints of balsamic vinegar and black pepper for an unusual twist. A stunning summer dessert

  • Raspberry, pomegranate & rose Eton mess served in a dessert glass

    Raspberry, pomegranate & rose Eton mess

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Whip up a speedy, no-cook summer dessert with this twist on an Eton mess, with rosewater, pomegranate and raspberry. Top with dried rose petals for the wow factor

  • Chilled green soup with feta in a bowl

    Chilled green soup with feta

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve this chilled green soup as part of a summer menu. No cooking is required – simply whizz up the ingredients to make a refreshing, nutrient-packed meal

  • Quick lemon gravadlax

    Quick lemon gravadlax

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    This speedy, zesty version of the Swedish classic cuts the curing time to 30 minutes and makes a special starter for two

  • Sauerkraut in a glass jar with spoon

    How to make sauerkraut

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.13 ratings

    Try the simplest way to make classic sauerkraut using raw cabbage. This fermented food is great for your gut and goes very well with sausages and mustard

  • One chipotle & lime prawn burrito bowl

    Chipotle & lime prawn burrito bowls

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.9 ratings

    Serve up a big bowl of colour with this easy prawn burrito bowl, with zingy chipotle and lime flavours. Full of nutrients, it provides four of your 5-a-day

  • Vegan spring rolls on a serving platter with a chilli dipping sauce

    Vegan rainbow spring rolls

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Try these colourful vegan spring rolls as canapés for a party, vibrant with fresh veg and juicy mango. Serve with a sweet chilli dipping sauce

  • A single portion of shaved fennel & rocket salad

    Shaved fennel & rocket salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Serve our fennel and rocket salad as a side – raw fennel can be fibrous, but finely slicing it before lightly pickling it in lemon juice breaks it down

  • No-cook chicken couscous

    No-cook chicken couscous

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.19 ratings

    A super-healthy dish that's ready in minutes and just as good hot or cold. It counts as one of your 5-a-day

  • Cheesecake with slice on plate with strawberry compote

    No-bake vanilla cheesecake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.74 ratings

    Enjoy a slice of pure indulgence in the form of our easy no-bake vanilla cheesecake. This easy dessert is delicious served with a fresh strawberry compote

  • Loaded open sandwiches on a plate

    Loaded open sandwiches

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Keep the kids happy over the summer holidays with a patisserie-style afternoon tea complete with these easy open sandwiches featuring a variety of toppings

  • One Ploughman’s sandwich

    Ploughman’s sandwich

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Take the humble Ploughman's sandwich to new levels of excellence with our new take on this retro classic, with added mustard-mayo, apple and smoked ham

  • Peach & raspberry fruit salad with mascarpone served on a plate

    Peach & raspberry fruit salad with mascarpone

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Get the best out of fresh produce with this lovely peach and raspberry fruit salad. Serve with a scattering of pistachios, mascarpone and maple syrup

  • Strawberry cheesecake in 4 easy steps

    Strawberry cheesecake in 4 easy steps

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.469 ratings

    Follow our step-by-step recipe for this easy no-cook cheesecake – a delicious summer dessert for all occasions

  • Mozzarella & pesto chickpeas on toast served on a plate

    Mozzarella & pesto chickpeas on toast

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Mash up chickpeas and add pesto, sundried tomatoes and mozzarella to make a tasty topping for sourdough toast. It takes just 10 minutes to make

  • Marinated mackerel with green olive & celery dressing

    Marinated mackerel with green olive & celery dressing

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Mackerel is undoubtedly a British superfood but it can leave your kitchen full of pungent aromas. You can avoid this by lightly pickling instead of cooking it, like in this fresh-tasting recipe

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