These homemade snacks require no cooking whatsoever, making them the perfect bites for when it’s too hot to turn on the oven.
Our go-to quick pickles in the summer might surprise you: pickled watermelon rinds! The only heat required is some boiled water, but a countertop kettle should work just fine. Use them to garnish your cocktails or snack on them whole. Looking for something a little more mainstream? Try Gently Pickled Watermelon Radishes.
One of the best ways to use up those last bits and bobs in the fridge (think: radishes, scallions, fresh herbs, and more) is to finely chop them up and add them to a quality butter with lots of flaky sea salt. Serve it on lightly toasted (or grilled!) bread for a zippy summer side.
Make a meal out of a savory, filling salsa and pair it with your favorite crackers, sliced veggies, and some cheese for good measure.
Hummus and Guacamole
Like their salsa counterparts, hummus and guacamole make for delicious snacks but also full meals—with the addition of lots of veggies, toasted breads, and crackers.