Potluck season is upon us and Labor Day is almost here! What better way to end summer than to have a potluck with friends?! The best part of a potluck is eating all the food, but the hardest part of it is figuring out what to bring. That either means you’re staring into your fridge, thinking for a while, and ending up going to the store and grabbing chips and dip. So, here are some ideas for what to bring to your next potluck! These recipes are ones you can toss together fairly easily, and they will stand out! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Garden Picnic Pasta Salad With Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing
This Garden Picnic Pasta Salad With Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing by The Whole Foods Diet is a creamy umami bomb of earthy deliciousness that’s perfect for dinner or lunch — and leftovers the next day! Pasta is tossed with shredded kale, blanched broccoli and zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and plenty of fresh herbs, then topped with a simple, healthy, and citrusy dressing. It’s easy to prepare and can be done the day before so it’s ready to go when you want.
2. Chickpea Tuna Salad
Source: Chickpea Tuna Salad
What’s not to love about this Chickpea Tuna Salad by Gabrielle St. Claire? It’s quick and easy, contains staple ingredients, can easily be made in bulk, perf for meal prep, is affordable, packs flavor, packs texture, protein, and fiber, and is nonvegan approved to boot! (trying to watch your carbs? It’s good even without the bread!)
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3. Pear and Apple Crisp
Source: Pear and Apple Crisp
These Pear and Apple Crisp by Jessica Bose are so good! There’s nothing like a nice warm, crisp pie filled with deliciously sweet fruit. This apple and pear crisp is great all year round, and it pairs perfectly with your favorite dairy-free ice cream!
4. Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters
These Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters by Holly Jade are the perfect dish for a potluck! Typically, fritters are a batter deep-fried with bread crumbs, but this recipe gives you all the flavors without the deep-frying! The center of each fritter has an onion ring that is not only delicious but also keeps the vegan fritters together while they cook. Sweetcorn, coriander, and onion are mixed for the batter and chili flakes give these vegan corn fritters a little kick. Dairy-free yogurt sauce balances it all out for the perfect vegan fritter!
5. Chickpea Cinnamon Rolls
Source: Chickpea Cinnamon Rolls
6. “To Share Or Not To Share” Pizza Party Pinwheels
These vegan “To Share Or Not To Share” Pizza Party Pinwheels by The Veginner’s Cookbook are an excellent go-to treat because they can be made in only a couple of minutes, you can toy around with different fillings, and you can prepare them in advance! Find this recipe in Bianca Haun & Sascha Naderer’s The Veginner’s Cookbook through Skyhorse Publishing!
7. Quinoa Lentil Meatballs
Source: Quinoa Lentil Meatballs
8. Healthy Greek Broccoli Salad With Creamy Cashew Dressing
Want to add a bit of variety to your salads – Try this Healthy Greek Broccoli Salad With Creamy Cashew Dressing by Taylor Kiser. This recipe combines crunchy broccoli, crisp cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes and tosses everything in a creamy cashew dressing that is super healthy. Lunch just got a little more interesting.
9. Fresh Sushi Spring Rolls
Source: Fresh Sushi Spring Rolls
10. Grilled Barbecue Tempeh Slider With Kale Slaw
It’s not summer without something grilled! This Grilled Barbecue Tempeh Slider With Kale Slaw by Margaret Chapman is the perfect addition to any backyard barbecue or a quick dinner for a night in, these tempeh sliders are flavorful and easy to make. Grilled, barbecue sauce-covered tempeh is served on a toasty bun with delicious kale, red cabbage, and carrot slaw. Serve with all the fixings for a perfect barbecue dinner, like corn on the cob, baked beans, or a side of fries.
11. Watermelon Quinoa Kale Salad
Source: Watermelon Quinoa Kale Salad
This Watermelon Quinoa Kale Salad by Lauren Kirchmaier is a fresh, light summer salad popping with juicy watermelon, heirloom tomato, cucumber, quinoa, mint, and roasted sunflower seeds. Perfect for summer lunch!
12. Jerk Jackfruit Wraps
Source: Jerk Jackfruit Wraps
To keep things simple, these Jerk Jackfruit Wraps by Vegan Punks use one tin of young jackfruit (in water – not syrup!) marinated in jerk spice and cooked with red kidney beans, roasted sweet potato, and created a simple lime mayonnaise to set it all off. And not to forget the crunchy little gem lettuce.
13. Summer Fruit Spring Rolls
Source: Summer Fruit Spring Rolls
Rice paper, while thin and not of particularly bold flavor, is a fun, affordable, visually pleasing, and versatile tool for making eating veggies more interesting. These Summer Fruit Spring Rolls by Gretchen Price are perfect for when you’re craving a light, fruity, and nutritious snack. The pink dragon fruit whipped cream makes this treat all the more playful and delicious!
14. Easy Classic Chocolate Cake
Source: Easy Classic Chocolate Cake
15. Pineapple Pizza Tacos
Source: Pineapple Pizza Tacos
In need of a shortcut to a perfectly crispy and thin pizza crust? Try tortillas! These Pineapple Pizza Tacos by Ella Suihko are topped with roasted chickpeas, corn, juicy pineapple, creamy avocado, and a drizzle of Sriracha.
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