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Must-Have Potluck Side Dish

Bring something new to the table this summer. Fresh herbs, pasta, seasonal vegetables, hearty grains such as chickpeas, beans, and potatoes... These delicious, potluck-ready side dishes are not-so-classic and offer something for everyone.
Must-Have Potluck Side Dish

Ready to win the potluck? Here you'll find not-so-classic potluck recipes from pasta salad, baked beans, potato salad, chickpea salads and much more. I have carefully selected 32 of my favorite potluck recipes which are much more than coleslaw or mayo-potato salad.

One thing for sure, no one will be able to resist these delicious side dishes at your next potluck! This collection has something to offer for everyone. For example:

1) Think-gluten-free with Mediterranean Chickpea Salads 
2) Forget-coleslaw with my Peanut-Lime Kale-Carrot Salad 
3) Don't-forget-kids with my Ambrosia Salad.
4) and Vegetarian Baked Beans (Yes, Baked Beans that vegetarian guests can enjoy!) 

And many more..

Happy Party-times and Happy 4th!

Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar Pasta Salad, a creamy summer pasta salad inspired from Caesar Salad with crunchy romaine lettuce, bow-tie pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a delicious Caesar salad dressing. With crunch of croutons and buttery parmesan cheese.. this summer pasta salad is dream-come-true for Caesar salad and sum...

Ultimate Greek Pasta Salad

Ultimate Greek Pasta Salad

You guys, this Greek Pasta Salad is flavor bomb! With marinated sweet-sour red onions, crunchy cucumber and creamy feta, it will be your most-favorite pasta salad ever. Every cook and foodie should have a Greek pasta salad card in their personal recipe repertoire.. Don't you think? If you are looking for y...

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad with Avocado

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad with Avocado

Put leftover Easter eggs to delicious use with this easy Deviled Egg Pasta Salad! In this egg pasta salad creamy avocados, sweet cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, leftover/boiled eggs meet a zesty lemony dressing.. for a scrumptious after-Easter lunch or dinner! After festivity and enjoying holiday food.....

Mango Avocado Pasta Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Mango Avocado Pasta Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Healthy fresh take on pasta salad with creamy avocado, sweet mangoes and zesty flavorful cilantro-lime dressing. Every fork-full of this pasta salad has something delicious to enjoy - lime-soaking creamy avocados, juicy mangoes, farfalle pasta, and crunchy pine nuts. This is one avocado salad which you can...

Deli Style Pasta Salad with Kale

Deli Style Pasta Salad with Kale

In this deli-style pasta salad, every fork full will have something delicious to keep digging for more. If you are fan of deli-style pasta salads, this vegetarian pasta salad will be your new favorite! I promise!Specially great to pack for potlucks or family trips, ingredients in this pasta salad are robus...

Roasted Fennel and Artichoke Pasta Salad

Roasted Fennel and Artichoke Pasta Salad

Roasted Fennel and Artichoke Pasta Salad - Sweet roasted buttery fennels coated parmesan cheese, with meaty artichokes, and orecchiette pasta dressed in a lite and lemony thyme dressing! This festive salad is perfect side for a festive Holiday Family dinner Or a weekday dinner with some protein on the side...

Mezze Penne Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette

Mezze Penne Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette

This pasta salad combines few of my favorite, seasonal foodie-love-affairs, in one! I mean, who will say no to deliciously fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Caprese Salad, Pasta Salad, and a rich and fragrant Basil Pesto Vinaigrette?! All-in-one!! Anyone? Even saying "Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto" makes me hun...

Summer Pasta Salad with Tomato, Feta and Orange Dressing

Summer Pasta Salad with Tomato, Feta and Orange Dressing

Sharing with you easy pasta salad recipe with sweet grape tomatoes, feta cheese in lite orange dressing. An easy side salad which you can ready in minutes. Among wide variety of pasta salads, cold salads with lite and lemony dressing are my favorite in summers. Other than serving pool side parties, chilled...

Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad with Olives and Tomatoes

Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad with Olives and Tomatoes

Summers scream for lite and healthy flavors and this orzo salad marks the start of eating lite at my home. This rice-shaped pasta is common in soups, but is also great for a variety of main courses or side dishes. My family loves orzo either ways. Perhaps, its our love for rice which makes this rice-shaped...

Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp and Couscous Salad

Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp and Couscous Salad

Crowd-pleasing potluck salad with lite and clean grilled shrimp, nutty couscous pasta, grilled asparagus, bell peppers and lots of zesty tangy chimmichurri sauce... Friends, I call it a salad.. but it indeed is a complete lite dinner or lunch with portion of lean protein, lots of veggies, herbs as well as...

Creamy Potato Salad without Mayo

Creamy Potato Salad without Mayo

Simple, easy and ridiculously creamy potato salad with combination of red skin potatoes and golden potatoes, crunchy celery, sweet cranberries and creamy sour cream dressing without mayo.This is a kinda potato salad which everyone can enjoy! All who love potato salads and all who can't eat it when it has...

Kale and Carrots Salad with Chili Lime Peanut Dressing

Kale and Carrots Salad with Chili Lime Peanut Dressing

Crunchy kale, carrots and peanuts salad coated in tangy, sweet and spicy chili-lime Peanut Dressing! A vegan and healthy way to enjoy your daily servings of green with scrumptious touch of favorite peanut butter! Actually today's Kale and Carrots Salad is more than a just-a-salad. It is Creamy Peanut-y Ve...

Farmer Market Healthy Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

Farmer Market Healthy Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

This potato salad is much more than just a plain potato salad.This salad has no creams, no mayo, no eggs and variety of fresh farm vegetables for crunchy texture. And a lite and tangy mustard dressing to balance all the flavors.Clearly, this is salad is not like a traditional potato salad and screams summe...

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

There's always something yummy on your fork in a colorful salad like this one, which combines nutty quinoa, juicy cherry tomatoes, cucumber, mint, parsley, and a garlicky lemon dressing. I happen to call it Tabbouleh Salad, but really, it is 'Summer in a Bowl'! Traditional Mediterranean Tabbouleh or Taboul...

Mediterranean Chickpeas Salad with Herb-Citrus Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Chickpeas Salad with Herb-Citrus Vinaigrette

A 10 minute hearty dinner salad packed with proteins, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and a flavorful herb-citrus dressing! Wherever I'm time-pressed, this superfast and filling salad is my easy fix, for a lite and healthy summer dinner or even a lunch! Past few weeks, my schedule has kept me very busy..... feels...

Marinated Kale and Rice Salad in a Jar

Marinated Kale and Rice Salad in a Jar

This marinated kale and rice salad is vegan, gluten free, packed with ton of flavor and it travels great with you!! That's right - raw kale enjoy the company of zesty cilantro dressing, slowly marinates as you reach to your favorite picnic destination. First, as you open the jar, the delicious aroma of cil...

Vegan Orzo Pasta Salad with Arugula and Meyer Lemon Dressing

Vegan Orzo Pasta Salad with Arugula and Meyer Lemon Dressing

Sharing with you a lite and fit vegan orzo pasta and wild arugula salad dressed in a simple meyer lemon dressing!Meyer lemon is one of my favorite citrus and I love grabbing some whenever these are in season. Their sweet and sour taste is really unique, kinda combination of navel orange and lemon. No kiddi...

Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, Edamame Salad with Goat Cheese, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, Edamame Salad with Goat Cheese, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

This salad has all of my favorite ingredients cherry tomatoes, artichoke, edamame and last not the least cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Each of these ingredients played an important role in making this salad superb in taste and texture. A healthy and filling lunch salad with perfect balance of sweet, sour and...

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

One of my favorite, Ambrosia Salad is a fruit salad that can be served as side or as dessert. Ready in just 10 minutes, this creamy salad makes beautiful presentation on a holiday platter and is special favorite among kids. For me, best about of ambrosia salad is creamy sour cream and sweet cream dressing....

Esquites - Mexican Corn Salad

Esquites - Mexican Corn Salad

Esquites, the Mexican Corn Salad is a sweet and spicy roasted corn salad which showcase two things - bold Mexican flavors and simplicity of ingredients. Pleasantly spicy, smokey, and perfect combination of sweet and sour.. Esquites is MUST try salad at-least once in lifetime. Esquites is a three-in-one re...

Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad

An easy Asian Cucumber Salad with vibrant, sweet and sour Sesame Garlic dressing. This salad is refreshing treat for all Cucumber Salad Lovers. Sliced cucumbers with quick mix of dressing, and it is The perfect addition to summer meal. Dressing is vinegar based and is lite without any dairy, too-much oil...

Greek Chicken Cucumber Avocado Salad

Greek Chicken Cucumber Avocado Salad

An amazing Cucumber Avocado Salad with flavorful Greek Chicken, sweet tomatoes, red onion, olives, and feta. Loaded with Mediterranean flavors and creamy avocado this salad is the perfect addition to your Summer Dinner Menu. Gluten-free, carb-free. The combination of buttery avocado with briny olives, fet...

Ramen Noodle Salad with Miso Peanut Dressing

Ramen Noodle Salad with Miso Peanut Dressing

Ramen Noodle Salad with creamy, sweet and spicy Miso-Peanut Butter and Sriracha Salad Dressing. Every fork-full of this refreshing Asian Salad has something delicious to offer - crunchy cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, Ramen noodles coated in sweet and spicy peanut buttery dressing, and roasted peanuts for s...

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Corn and Mango

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Corn and Mango

My first introduction to quinoa was about two years ago. Until then I just heard all good hype about this whole grain which is actually not a grain. I first tasted quinoa in a vegan restaurant where I enjoyed a delicious gluten-free quinoa burger. I am hooked to quinoa since then. However, today is yet ano...

Vegetarian Baked Beans From Scratch

Vegetarian Baked Beans From Scratch

Sharing today, sweet, smokey and tangy, made from scratch vegetarian baked beans. These baked beans are way easier to cook than put-all-in-one-pot kind of cook-from-scratch recipes, and have ton of flavor. Above all, these are perfect to impress vegetarian guests in your next bbq party. I had my first int...

Tuscan White Bean Salad with Arugula

Tuscan White Bean Salad with Arugula

Tuscan White Bean Salad - A meaty meatless white beans, peppery arugula, flat zucchini noodles, and radicchio salad with a zesty sun-dried tomato dressing. I call this a salad but actually it is a complete low-carb and filling meal which is also very versatile. You can pack it for a healthy lunch, serve as...

Tuscan Panzanella Bread Salad

Tuscan Panzanella Bread Salad

Panzanella, a combination of crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, flavor-bomb dressing and rustic bread to soak in all savoury flavors!!Oh Panzanella, I love you! You guys, this bread salad.. I mean, Tuscan Panzanella, is a flavor bomb! I just can't stop, won't stop eating it whole spring-summer season. Sala...

Herb Roasted Potatoes with Sweet-Spicy Mustard Dressing

Herb Roasted Potatoes with Sweet-Spicy Mustard Dressing

Roasted Potatoes are one of my favorite ways to eat potatoes (and other root vegetables) in fall-winter season. Easy to cook, vegan, and gluten free, roasted potatoes make excellent starchy dinner side. Addition of fresh herbs, like rosemary, thyme, oregano really elevate the aroma and taste of roasted pot...

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan carrot salad, a grated raw carrot salad with walnuts, raisins, and refreshing sweet-and-sour honey, turmeric and ginger dressing. Gluten free with at-least 2 carrots in each serving. So, let's eat more raw carrots but in a delicious salad bowl! For my love of salads, and zesty flavors, I keep very...

Moroccan Couscous Tfaya with Chickpeas and Cranberries

Moroccan Couscous Tfaya with Chickpeas and Cranberries

I am enjoying a bowl of, my version of, delicious couscous tfaya while writing this post. I made couscous with spiced chickpeas, caramelized onions, and cranberries yesterday, this preparation is similar to a famous Moroccan couscous dish called "couscous tfaya". One thing is certain even before I tell you...

7 Layer Mexican Dip

7 Layer Mexican Dip

Holidays are all about having great time with friends and family! As you know, a party is as good as it's appetizers! So, I like to pay extra attention to what I'm serving to welcome my guests. Rule of thumb in my home is : it has to taste good, look good, and above all should be made with good ingredients...

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple glazed with chipotle-honey glaze, then grilled for sweet, caramelized, and spicy pineapple salsa of dreams. Perfect on side with grilled chicken. Gluten free. This Grilled Pineapple Salsa is not just any pineapple salsa! Sweet pineapple gets even better with hint of honey and both balance the hea...

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