There’s nothing we like less than turning on the oven on a hot summer day. Summertime calls for light, refreshing salads with fresh fruits and vegetables in abundant supply. We’ve scoured Pinterest for some of the yummiest no-oven-required recipes and are excited to share them with you. Here’s to light summer dining!

Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Green Valley Kitchen must have read our minds. This salad is so easy to put together, and smells and tastes great! We love the blend of textures, from chunky cherry tomatoes to crisp cucumber.

Grilled Watermelon, Feta and Basil Salad

Recipe Runner gets inventive with this blend of ingredients that you wouldn’t immediately think would go together. Watermelon and feta cheese? Why yes indeed! Here’s to stepping outside the culinary box with thissummer salad.

Strawberry Dessert Salad (with toffee)

Double the Batch puts a sweet spin on an old favorite with her dessert salad, featuring fresh strawberries, cream cheese, pretzels, pecans and more. The perfect alternative to ice cream and pie (two of our other favorite desserts)!

Bruschetta Pasta Salad

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs takes one of our favorite appetizers and turns it into a hearty salad. The smell of the basil alone makes this one worth a try, and as a result it’s sure to become a favorite. Appetizers for dinner never tasted so good.

Cowboy Caviar

Culinary Hill brings the southwest into your home with her Cowboy Caviar, a recipe that will work as an appetizer or side salad. Chock full of protein and flavor, tortilla chips make perfect spoons for this tasty dish!