I encountered the term “throw-together meal” in a cookbook for working mothers, years ago. The concept is not new, just the term. It’s the kind of meal that’s served in summer, when no one wants to cook; or when everyone is in a hurry. It’s almost a picnic meal: pre-cooked meats, bread or crackers, prepared or single-ingredient salad.
Here are some examples.
Tuna or salmon salad, crackers, sweet peppers:
Tuna or salmon salad. hummus. crackers, cucumber:
Cooked turkey, cranberry sauce, crackers, cucumber: