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4 Easy Dishes for Hot Summer Nights

Written by: the Editors of goop


Updated on: July 17, 2023


When you don’t want to turn the oven on: Turn to these simple, light recipes that require no oven time (throw the buckwheat stuffed peppers on the grill instead) and very little stove-top action.

  • Ceviche


    This tastes like guacamole with a little fresh halibut thrown in, which is probably why we could eat the entire bowl in one sitting. Be sure to cut the fish up small so the lime juice “cooks” it quickly.


  • Ginger and Cilantro Shrimp Salad in Avocado Halves

    Ginger and Cilantro Shrimp Salad in Avocado Halves

    We flavor this shrimp salad with fresh ginger, cilantro, and lime juice and serve it in an avocado shell for a fun and healthy twist on the classic.


  • Buckwheat-Stuffed Peppers with Tahini Dressing

    Buckwheat-Stuffed Peppers with Tahini Dressing

    To this day, it blows our mind how chargrilling peppers with nothing more than olive oil, salt, and pepper intensifies the flavor and aroma. This flavor bomb is the result of the heat drawing out natural sugars—these sugars then caramelize on the skin, resulting in color, char, and intense flavor.


  • Summer Panzanella

    Summer Panzanella

    Make this, grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, and call it a day. Use stale baguette for texture—the slight crunch is essential. (Or if you’re down to break the no-cook cooking rules, you can toss torn fresh baguette in a hot pan, oven, or toaster oven to crisp it up a bit.)