Vegan Potluck Dishes

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

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

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

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Greek Pasta Salad

Using pasta in place of the customary lettuce in a Greek salad makes it a substantial and lively main dish salad, as well as a great vegan potluck dish for summer gatherings. Take along some extra vinaigrette to moisten the salad if it is to stand for a substantial amount of time. more→

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Indonesian-Style Gado-Gado Salad

Cauliflower and florets

I’ll always have a pleasant association with this classic Indonesian salad platter, as it was the first meal I had on my first trip to Paris. Served with plenty of rice, the salad (which always combines raw and lightly cooked vegetables) made for a filling and memorable meal. Though easy to enough to make as an everyday meal, it’s also festive enough to serve to company or to make as a vegan potluck dish. Here’s my Americanized, but still very tasty, interpretation.

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Piquant Rice Salad

Exotic rice blend

Here’s a bold-flavored rice salad, enough to feed a crowd. Replete with lots of tasty ingredients, including artichokes, roasted peppers, and fresh chili peppers, it’s a great potcluck or buffet dish. more→

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Multicolored Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Tri-color rotini

Here’s a colorful, veggie-filled pasta dish that’s always a crowd-pleaser. This is a great choice as a vegan potluck recipe for warm weather occasions. more→

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