Twitter users are sharing meals to make without using your oven this week
Twitter Users share their favorite recipes for meals which require minimal cooking and can be prepared and stored in the fridge as the UK grapples with unprecedented heat weather.
Ideas include colorful salads, homemade dips and Vietnamese spring rolls.
It comes like The UK will experience its hottest day on record this weekwith temperatures expected to reach 42°C in some parts of the country.
The Met Office has issued yellow and red alerts warning of “possible serious illness or danger to life” and people are being advised not to travel on public transport unless “absolutely necessary”.
Among those sharing dinner ideas to beat the heat is the popular chef Nigella Lawson.
Lawson’s favorite warm-weather dinner is marinated salmon with capers and pickles.
“Add in a cucumber salad and you have the perfect chilled pairing!” she said. See the recipe here.
Lawson also recommends her Sesame Peanut Noodles, which she says “can be stored in the fridge for cool comfort when needed.”
The recipe (look here) uses egg noodles, which can be bought cooked and ready to use in supermarkets, which is good news for those looking to minimize appliance use.
A helpful thread from Melissa Cox, an editor at a publishing company in London, has several recipes that are both nutritious and suitable for vegetarians.
Cox recommends food writer Diana Henry’s Carottes Râpées, which she says are the “best and easiest salad” in the world when eaten with bread and butter. See the recipe here.
She also highlights Baked by Melissa’s Green Goddess Saladwhich recently went viral on TikTok.
The creation is packed with kale, baby cucumbers and spring onions, smothered in a vegan pesto dressing and designed to be eaten with tortilla chips.
Cox’s thread, which has received more than 700 likes, presents itself Alison Roman’s “Tuna Salad Salad”that requires no cooking.
The salad consists of lightly pickled onions mixed with tuna, mayonnaise, dill and capers on a bed of lettuce, eaten alone or spooned onto lightly buttered toast.
Cox also suggests trying Vietnamese rice paper rolls. While the summer favorite requires boiling a kettle to soak the noodles, no further heating or boiling is required. See the recipe here.
“Oh and of course, if you decide to just buy a selection of Tex-Mex dips and a giant bag of Doritos, that’s cool too, but drink some more water and alternate Dorito with similar ones, [I don’t know]a radish maybe,” added Cox.