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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

Vegan Garden Picnic Pasta Salad With Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing

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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

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad

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What’s not to love about this Chickpea Tuna Salad by Gabrielle St. Claire? It’s quick 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!)

3. Pear and Apple Crisp

Vegan Pear and Apple Crisp

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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

Vegan Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters

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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

Vegan Chickpea Cinnamon Rolls

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These Chickpea Cinnamon Rolls by Stephanie Davies are healthy, vegan chickpea cinnamon rolls, easy to prepare and so satisfying!!

6. “To Share Or Not To Share” Pizza Party Pinwheels

Vegan Pizza Party Pinwheels

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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 

Vegan Quinoa Lentil Meatballs

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These Quinoa Lentil Meatballs by Kristen Genton are hearty, flavorful, and delicious! They hold together really nicely and are a great addition to any spaghetti night.

8. Healthy Greek Broccoli Salad With Creamy Cashew Dressing 

Vegan Healthy Greek Broccoli Salad With Creamy Cashew Dressing

Source: 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 out. 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 

Vegan Fresh Sushi Spring Rolls

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Amazing Fresh Sushi Spring Rolls by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek with a delicious Green Avocado Dipping Sauce. Light, Vibrant, and Ready in just 30 minutes.

10. Grilled Barbecue Tempeh Slider With Kale Slaw 

Vegan Grilled Barbecue Tempeh Slider With Kale Slaw

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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 

Vegan Watermelon Quinoa Kale Salad

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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 

Vegan Jerk Jackfruit Wraps

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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 

Vegan Summer Fruit Spring Rolls

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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 

Vegan Easy Classic Chocolate Cake

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This Easy Classic Chocolate Cake by Gretchen Price is so moist and so chocolatey and affordable too! It’s perfect to bring to share with your friends.

15. Pineapple Pizza Tacos 

Vegan Pineapple Pizza Tacos

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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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