Vegan Potluck Dishes

Wild Rice Salad with Corn and Black-Eyed Peas

Wild Rice Salad with corn and black-eyed peas

This hearty wild rice salad, embellished with corn, black-eyed peas, veggies, and herbs, is an invigorating melange of flavors, textures and colors. It’s an attractive dish to serve at room temperature, any time of year, at buffets, potlucks, and holiday gatherings. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Multicolored Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Tricolor pasta vegetable salad

Here’s a veggie-filled pasta salad that’s always a crowd-pleaser. Broccoli, carrots, yellow squash, and briny olives and dried tomatoes make this a most colorful dish. This is a great choice as a vegan potluck recipe for warm weather occasions. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Herbed Potato Salad

Herbed potato salad with green peas

A summer classic, this tasty potato salad features plenty of fresh herbs, and is dressed in a vinaigrette. It’s welcome at picnics and barbecues, or really, any warm-weather meal. Served with your favorite plant protein (a simple tofu, tempeh, or bean dish) and fresh organic corn, you’ve got an easy dinner for any night of the week. Leftovers make great lunch fare for school or work. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Gado-Gado Inspired Salad

Gado-gado recipe

This composed salad is inspired by the classic Indonesian platter that combines raw and lightly cooked vegetables. Its name translates loosely to “mix-mix.” There are different regional variations, but some of the constant veggies include carrots, cauliflower, and green beans. You can vary it according to season and what you happen to have on hand. more→

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Black Bean and Corn Salad

Southwestern Black bean and corn salad

Corn and bell peppers look enticing against the dark backdrop of the black beans in this Southwestern-inspired salad. Double the recipe for a great potluck dish for a crowd. more→

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Barley Salad with Almonds and Apricots

Pearl barley

Here’s a Middle-Eastern inspired barley salad that’s a nice offering for buffets and potlucks. Its slight sweetness makes it a good foil for other Middle Eastern specialties like hummus, tabbouli, and baba ghanouj. Note that pot barley, a less refined form of barley than the common pearled barley sold in supermarkets, is offered as an alternative. Sold in natural food stores, it’s not only more nutritious, but cooks to a less sticky consistency. This is great with ordinary barley as well. more→

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Harvest Sangria

Red Wine Harvest Sangria

Make this fruity, thirst-quenching classic a few hours ahead, to allow all of the flavors to develop. Then let the celebration begin! Recipe contributed by Karina Allrich, from Cooking by the Seasons.* more→

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Pasta Salad with Parsley Pesto and Two Squashes

Pasta salad with parsley pesto and two squashes

This flavorful summer pasta salad, featuring zucchini and yellow summer squashes, is a good choice for a vegan/vegetarian potluck, yet easy enough to make as part of an everyday meal. It’s delicious with grilled vegetables and vegan burgers.

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