I have two rules whenever I'm making something for summer potlucks: Any recipe I choose must make plenty to feed the whole crowd, and it should come together without turning on my oven or stove. From now through Labor Day, these 15 recipes for no-cook dips, salads, slaws, and sweets are my potluck go-tos.
Must-Have Potluck Dips
I've never been to a potluck where dip is not a huge hit. It's always a good idea to make a little more than you think you need (never underestimate the power of a good dip), and whenever possible pack up the dip in two separate containers. Put one out immediately, and keep the other one covered in the fridge for later. And most importantly, don't forget the chips, crackers, and crudité.
- Creamy Avocado Dip
- How To Make Hummus from Scratch
- Feta Salsa
- How To Make Restaurant-Style Salsa in a Blender
Salads and Slaws for a Crowd
Salads and crunchy slaws are a must for potlucks, and the best approach with them is the more the merrier. There is always room for a few options on the table. And, let's be honest, filling your plate with a bunch of different salads is often more exciting than the main dish.
- The Easiest Tangy Cucumber Salad
- Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill and Feta
- Thai Citrus Crunch Salad
- Tangy Carrot Slaw
- Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw
- Tangy Cabbage and Jalapeño Slaw
No-Bake Potluck Desserts
This lineup is proof that you don't need heat to make a dessert that'll make everyone swoon. When it comes to summer potlucks, you can never go wrong with icebox cakes, no-bake cheesecakes, and tangy yogurt tarts.