8 No-Cook Dinners Grandma Made in Her Summer Kitchen

This will liven a shower, luncheon, or party table. Stand back and watch these sandwiches go. I put each one inside a colourful folded serviette for visual appeal.

Pear Waldorf Pitas

My spouse devised this bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich variation. I add more bacon, but you may remove the Gorgonzola cheese out of the avocado spread.

Loaded Avocado BLT

This light salad with avocado, strawberries and prawns is delicious. Asian-inspired or balsamic vinaigrette sauces complement the salad.

Refreshing Shrimp Salad

This egg salad recipe is simplified. Extra creaminess may be achieved by adding cream cheese. American Egg Board, Park Ridge, Illinois, Linda Braun

Old-Fashioned Egg Salad

Creating this salad is like gardening. Like seedlings, I neatly plant everything. Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania's Patricia Kile

Classic Cobb Salad

This salad is the most refreshing on a hot summer day. My garden produces some tomatoes, which add to the dish's freshness. Vassar, Michigan's Diane Selich

Crunchy Tuna Salad with Tomatoes

New Orleans invented muffuletta, called for the circular, crusty Sicilian bread it's eaten on. I like my homemade olive salad, although most shops have decent ones. Lou Sansevero, Ferron, Utah


Everyone loved this gammon salad I cooked for a shower. I now bring it to potlucks with recipe copies. Patricia Reed, Pine Bluff, AR

Ham Salad