20 no-cook healthy recipes
There's no need to switch on the oven or hob to make a healthy meal. With our easy no-cook recipes you can enjoy vegan burrito bowls, overnight oats, filling salads, avocado on toast and lots more
Whether you're looking to save time or energy, no-cook recipes are the way to go. The dishes below are healthy and nourishing, but they're made without turning on the oven or hob. Instead, all the cooking is done by flicking on the kettle popping some bread in the toaster or combining a few fresh ingredients.
This colourful vegan bowl takes minutes to make. Put fragrant falafel, crunchy beets and warm grains in a bowl and enjoy for lunch or dinner.
This fresh, crunchy salad is topped with flakes of smoked salmon and finished with a tangy buttermilk and chive dressing.
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This vegan bowl delivers all the big flavours you'd want from a classic burrito, but now it comes without the calories.
Give your midweek meal a healthy lift with our 15-minute shredded chicken salad with juicy pineapple and crunchy cucumber. Use leftover roast chicken or pre-cooked chicken breasts to save on time.
Blanch broccoli in the microwave for a few minutes until its cooked al dente, then combine with avocado, a microwave pouch of quinoa and edamame beans. A scattering of seeds and herbs will add more goodness.
Use a pack of ready-cooked or leftover rice to put a super fast (and low calorie) king prawn salad together. Make it green with edamame beans, cucumber and avocado.
With the spice of the 'nduja, the freshness of tomatoes and the creamy indulgent burrata, this tomato salad is a great summer lunch when. Make sure you serve with bread for mopping up all the juices.
Make your own muesli for an energising breakfast, complete with oats and your choice of seeds, nuts and dried fruit. Serve with fresh fruit for some natural sweetness.
Ridged cucumbers have a stronger flavour than the regular variety. In this quick dish, they stand up perfectly to the olives and feta – a combo inspired by the flavours of Greek salad and tzatziki.
Buy the freshest salmon you can find for this simple salad, as you eat it raw. Combined with creamy avocado and earthy beetroot, it makes a lovely light meal.
Use up the can of chickpeas in your cupboard and make this nutritious brunch dish. Top with sesame seeds and spring onions for extra flavour and texture.
We have nine avocado on toast recipes, including a crumpet with spicy 'nduja, crab on toast and avocado Marmite dippers.
This healthy, no-fuss breakfast can be prepped just five minutes the night before, ready for you in the morning. Customise with your choice of fruit, nuts, seeds and other toppings.
This creamy, lightly sweetened pud is surprisingly filling due to the soluble fibre in chia seeds. This recipes uses quickly cooked apples but you can swap it for raw grated ones for a quick, healthy brekkie.
These salmon bowls are great for lunch or dinner, and they help you make use of whatever you have to use up in the fridge. Radishes, peas, broccoli blanched in the microwave, carrot ribbons or pepper make great alternative toppings.
This vibrant, refreshing salad can easily be made vegetarian by using soy sauce instead of fish sauce and omitting the prawns.
Try our take on a classic, this time with smoked mackerel and crispy onions. The caesar dressing also works well with chicken salads, new potatoes or salmon.
Creamy avocado and smoked salmon feels like an indulgence, but this dish comes in at under 300 calories meaning you can have a little bit of luxury any day of the week.
A seriously simple fennel salad with a pomegranate molasses and sumac dressing. Use a mandoline to slice the fennel as thinly as possible. To make it a meal, serve with leftover roast chicken or crumbled feta and a pouch of microwave grains.
Master this classic and you'll never be short of a delicious lunch. The key to an authentic Greek flavour is plenty of oregano and red wine vinegar. For a heartier meal, enjoy with a dollop of hummus and a toasted pitta.
Finely shred cabbage, carrot, cucumber and toss with edamame beans to make this zingy salad. Top with a deliciously nutty peanut butter and lime juice dressing and a good scattering of peanuts.