Classic Potluck Salads 2.0

classic potluck salads 2.0

Classic Potluck Salads 2.0 ~ Every classic has to start somewhere, right? These potluck-friendly dishes are just as delicious, just as crowd-pleasing as the originals you know and love. Bring one to your next summer shindig and you may just start a new tradition!


 

WATERMELON, BERRY AND HERB SALAD WITH FETA ~ Lorinda Breeze

Part fruit salad, part green salad, this Watermelon, Berry and Herb salad with Feta is the best of both worlds.

A platter of salad with fruit and tomatoes.

 


 

MEXICAN STREET CORN PASTA SALAD ~ Bowl of Delicious

The flavors of traditional Mexican street corn work beautifully in all sorts of applications–this pasta salad is the perfect summery side dish.

Mexican street corn pasta salad in a white bowl.

 


 

PEACH TOMATO CAPRESE ~ What’s Gaby Cooking

Update the traditional Caprese salad with juicy, fresh, summer peaches!

Peach and tomato caprese salad on a white platter.

 


 

GREEN MACHINE SLAW WITH GINGER LIME VINAIGRETTE ~ Foraged Dish

The tangy dressing and bright green vegetables were meant to be together in this vibrant slaw ~ the crunch is almost deafening!

Green machine slaw in a wooden bowl with a spoon.

 


 

ISRAELI CHOPPED SALAD ~ The View from Great Island

This chunky chopped veggie salad brings a healthy Mediterranean vibe to the party.

Israeli Chopped Salad with spoon

 


 

COLD SUMMER ZUCCHINI NOODLE PASTA SALAD ~ Food Faith Fitness

All the best parts of summer in one bowl! Zucchini, blueberries and corn form an unexpected yet delicious combo.

Summer zucchini noodle pasta salad in a glass bowl with spoons.

 


 

SPICY THAI SPAGHETTI SALAD ~ The View From Great Island

Fresh Thai flavors make this pasta salad anything but boring.

Serving spicy Thai spaghetti salad out of a glass bowl.

 


 

AVOCADO SALAD ~ Isabel Eats

The updated answer to the need for something cool, creamy, and delicious as part of your potluck spread.

Avocado salad in a white bowl.

 


 

CUCUMBER SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS AND HERBY Z’AATAR YOGURT DRESSING ~ The Modern Proper

These flavors take bland cuke salad to a whole new delicious level!

cucumber salad

 


 

SPICY GREEK YOGURT BUFFALO MACARONI SALAD ~ Whitney Bond

Macaroni salad gets a spicy upgrade with zesty peppers. You could add diced grilled chicken to this for a full meal.

spicy buffalo macaroni salad

 


 

MEDITERRANEAN BEAN SALAD ~ The View from Great Island

My bean salad beats out all others, with tons of Mediterranean inspired ingredients that amp up the flavor.

Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect picnic, potluck, or barbecue side dish, and it's packed with protein, too!

 


 

ROASTED NEW POTATO SALAD WITH LENTILS + HERB DRESSING ~ Occasionally Eggs

Potato salad gets an added boost of protein and a light, herby dressing.

Roasted potato salad in a black bowl.

 


 

RYE AND CARROT SALAD ~ The View from Great Island

One of the best trends in salads is the use of unusual healthy grains like farro, quinoa, and rye. This salad has great flavor and a chewy texture that lasts and lasts.

rye and carrot salad with fresh dill

 


 

VEGAN ROASTED POTATO AND PEA SALAD ~ Crazy Vegan Kitchen

Roasting the potatoes is a little thing that makes a big difference in this salad.

potato and pea salad

 


 

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND ORZO SALAD ~ Gimme Some Oven

Arugula and roasted cauliflower add sophistication to this orzo salad.

roasted cauliflower and orzo salad

 


 

MOSCATO FRUIT SALAD ~ Diethood

Sure you could bring Gran’s creamy grape salad (made with cool whip)…but why?

Moscato fruit salad in a glass bowl.

 


 

BROCCOLI SALAD WITH PINEAPPLE, BACON, AND SPICED PECANS ~ The View from Great Island

Doesn’t everybody put pineapple, bacon, and spiced pecans in their broccoli salad? Because they should.

broccoli bacon salad

 

 

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  • Reply
    tammy ross
    July 1, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Where do I get the spice rub for the pecans

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 1, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      The one I used is from Pavilions, but you can use any smoked barbecue spice mix you can find, Tammy.

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    Heidi Rogers
    July 1, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Sue!
    Thank you for the salad recipes!! I can’t wait to try them, perfect timing too since its been in the nineties for Several days here in New Hampshire! Too hot to cook and these salads will be perfect!
    I plan on bringing some to our church potluck!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 1, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      I’m amazed that we in Los Angeles have some of the coolest weather in the country right now ~ hope it cools down for you soon!

  • Reply
    classic casual home
    July 1, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Holy cow…I love them all…and so healthy!

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    July 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    I could make a meal of any of these. They’re beautiful and look beyond delicious!

  • Reply
    Elizabeth @ Bowl of Delicious
    July 1, 2018 at 11:14 am

    LOVE this round-up! Thanks for including the Mexican Street Corn Pasta!

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    2pots2cook
    July 1, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Another gorgeous collection ! Congratulations to every singe creator !

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    July 1, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Each and every recipe looks party ready! Great variety and I wish I could make them all!

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