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.
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.
PEACH TOMATO CAPRESE ~ What’s Gaby Cooking
Update the traditional Caprese salad with juicy, fresh, summer peaches!
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!
ISRAELI CHOPPED SALAD ~ The View from Great Island
This chunky chopped veggie salad brings a healthy Mediterranean vibe to the party.
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.
SPICY THAI SPAGHETTI SALAD ~ The View From Great Island
Fresh Thai flavors make this pasta salad anything but boring.
AVOCADO SALAD ~ Isabel Eats
The updated answer to the need for something cool, creamy, and delicious as part of your potluck spread.
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!
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.
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.
ROASTED NEW POTATO SALAD WITH LENTILS + HERB DRESSING ~ Occasionally Eggs
Potato salad gets an added boost of protein and a light, herby dressing.
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.
VEGAN ROASTED POTATO AND PEA SALAD ~ Crazy Vegan Kitchen
Roasting the potatoes is a little thing that makes a big difference in this salad.
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND ORZO SALAD ~ Gimme Some Oven
Arugula and roasted cauliflower add sophistication to this orzo salad.
MOSCATO FRUIT SALAD ~ Diethood
Sure you could bring Gran’s creamy grape salad (made with cool whip)…but why?
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.