20 Easy, Breezy Potluck Sides & Salads

20 Easy, Breezy Potluck Sides & Salads

Kelli Foster
May 28, 2018
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman | Kitchn)

You can never ever go wrong with bringing a side dish to a potluck. And now that summer is upon us, fresh and vibrant salads and slaws make the very best choice. They're the crowd-pleasers everyone expects to see next to the burgers, ribs, and grilled chicken. Plus, these big-batch sides are a breeze to pull together.

Veggie-Heavy Salads

There are certain classic everyone expects to see at summer potlucks. When you want to keep it super simple, you can't go wrong with a tangy cucumber salad or a tomato salad.

Tangy Slaws

I don't think it gets any easier than a big bowl of crunchy, tangy slaw. This lineup is a breeze to pull together, feeds a crowd, and partners with just about anything coming off the grill.

Pasta and Grain Salads

When you want a potluck side with a little more oomph than a green salad, go ahead and introduce pasta or whole grains to the equation. These summertime hits are built for potlucks, and most can be made in advance.

Bean Salads

The beauty of salads with beans or lentils as the star is that they can really stand the test of time. Not only can they be made ahead of time, but you also don't have to worry about these salads getting wilted or soggy in the potluck spread. Trim some prep time by making the beans or lentils in your Instant Pot.

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