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11 Easy Summer Potluck Dishes That Will Seriously Impress Everyone This Weekend
Date June 30, 2016
School’s officially out for summer, and you know what that means: Time to finally bask in the warmth of the sun (exposed limbs slathered in SPF, obviously), patio hangouts galore, and best of all, barbecues and cookouts all day, every day (OK, maybe not every day, but pretty much every weekend).
However, deciding on the type of dish to contribute to a summer potluck can be a major struggle. If you’ve landed on this page, you probably have several questions you need answers to—probably along the lines of “How in the world am I supposed to transport this?!” and “Should I prepare a hot or cold dish?” General rule of thumb: usually go with cold.
Now that we’ve sorted that out, here are 11 easy summer potluck recipes that’ll ensure you slay the cookout game this season.
Watermelon and Feta Salad
Shout out to the deviled egg, a.k.a. the OG of BBQ dishes. Also, who isn’t a proponent of a protein-filled bite nowadays?
Find the recipe at shewearsmanyhats.com
Cantaloupe and Mozzarella Caprese Salad
If you couldn’t already tell, we absolutely love the marriage of fruit (particularly those of the melon family) and cheese. Heavenly.
Find the recipe at foodiecrush.com
Honey, Lime and Quinoa Fruit Salad
Because you can’t go wrong with a basic fruit salad. This one, however, isn’t so basic. It has quinoa in it because it’s fancy and modern AF.
Find the recipe at therecipecritic.com
Loaded Vegan Nachos
Whoever brings the nachos is, by default, the coolest person at the party (in my book).
Find the recipe at loveandlemons.com
Basil and Goat Cheese Pasta Salad
This visually pleasing pasta salad has goat cheese in it. No words.
Find the recipe at halfbakedharvest.com
You read that right, folks. No. Mayo. Instead, try cottage cheese or Greek yogurt, because #protein.
Find the recipe at karalydon.com
Charred Jalapeño and Peach Guacamole
Is there such thing as bad guacamole? Go the classic route, or deviate from the usual and experiment with sweet and spicy flavours.
Find the recipe at wholebiteblog.com
Herbed Red Potato Salad
Eschew the store-bought stuff, and impress your friends with this pretty potato salad.
Find the recipe at cookieandkate.com