What could be simpler or more satisfying than an assortment of (room temperature) cheeses, a handful of nuts, and some sliced fruit? Add a few more items if you want a rounded meal, such as crudités (raw veggies) and perhaps cold, leftover chicken. And grilled bread, yum!
Here is a cheese platter from the lovely Vinoy Hotel Resort in St. Petersburg Florida. But you can easily duplicate it at home.
In the summer heat, who wants to labor over the stove, or grill, every night anyways?