What to Bring to a Summer Potluck
One of the best things about summer is the opportunity we get to gather with friends and family, socialize together and, of course, eat! Summertime potlucks bring everyone together and give us all a chance to sample one another’s favorite warm-weather recipes. There is always such a delicious variety and so many creative dishes to explore. If you love trying new things and bringing new recipes for your friends to try, you’re going to really dig these potluck dish ideas. Best of all? They’re healthy. Let’s dig in!
Hummus makes a great contribution to a summertime potluck because not only is it creamy, delicious and refreshing on a hot day, but it’s also a great option for any vegetarians who are in attendance. This savory dip is absolutely irresistible (we dare you to have just a dab) – it’s sure to be a hit with everyone at the get-together. Oh, and you’re not limited to just pita chips for dipping, either. Hummus goes great with everything from pretzels and crackers to raw veggies and cheese. The options are practically endless. Just get creative, and start snacking! (Get the full recipe for our easy homemade hummus here.)
Spinach Bean Dip
If you’re looking for a real crowd pleaser, this creamy spinach dip will not disappoint. It combines the perfect blend of cream cheese, spinach, garlic and a special hidden ingredient that really brings the flavor and consistency to a whole new level – beans. It’s a creative new spin on an old classic and trust us – this one’s going to have everyone clamoring to get the recipe. It’s warm. It’s gooey. It’s bursting with flavor. Serve this dip with toasted French bread points, crackers, pretzels or raw veggies. Yum! Here’s the easy-to-follow recipe.
Nothing says summer like the fresh taste of veggies. Our vegetable quiche is a great way to combine those flavors into one delicious, savory dish that everyone will love. The best part? It’s got three different kinds of cheeses. Quiche makes an awesome potluck dish because it’s easy to make ahead and freeze until you’re ready to reheat and bring it along. It’s totally comfort food, but because it’s made with mostly egg whites, it’s also surprisingly healthy. And nobody says it has to only be for breakfast. We think quiche is slamming good any time of day. Grab the full recipe here.
Vegan Peanut Butter Bars
Tasked with bringing a dessert to the next potluck? Fret not – we’ve got a dessert recipe that is not only decadent, but because it’s made with a secret ingredient (chickpeas) and is sweetened using natural peanut butter and pure maple syrup instead of sugar, it’s actually a much healthier option. Plus, it’s vegan, so everyone can partake. Skip the cookies and brownies and enjoy a delicious treat that’s actually made with feel-good ingredients. Get the complete recipe here and give it a try!
There is just something about summertime when the living is easy and you get to hang out with friends and family, enjoy one another’s company and sample lots of delicious goodies. Consider bringing one (or more) of the above options to your next potluck and you’re sure to be the hit of the party!