During the summer months of June, July, and August, we often find ourselves attending end-of-school-year picnics, get-togethers, and, of course, the challenge of deciding what food to bring!
A potluck is a casual meal where everyone contributes a dish to share. It can be as simple as slicing some beautiful heirloom tomatoes and drizzling them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and fresh torn basil leaves. However, if you have a few extra minutes to spare, I recommend trying out the recipes below!
Here are three of my favorite dishes to bring to a potluck. They are all dairy-free and can withstand warmer temperatures.
Who doesn't love a good dip? One of my go-to potluck dishes is a platter of cut-up veggies, crackers, olives, and nuts, with hummus placed in the middle. I also like to add a side of refreshing mango salsa to brighten up the platter.
Now, let me share with you the recipe for Mango Salsa. This dish is a family favorite from my mother-in-law, Jane.
Lastly, I want to share my version of Zofia's Vinegar Coleslaw. This coleslaw recipe holds a special place in my heart as it reminds me of the coleslaw I grew up with, lovingly made by my mom. I finally attempted to recreate it last summer, and it turned out to be a hit!
I also like using apple cider vinegar and honey instead of the white vinegar and white sugar. It is not as tangy and crisp. It would be a healthier choice, but it never tasted like mom's and sometimes you just have to go with nostalgia and tradition.
There you have it! Three delicious and crowd-pleasing dishes that are perfect for potlucks. Whether you choose to bring the refreshing Mango Salsa, the classic Summer Potato Salad, or the nostalgic Zofia's Vinegar Coleslaw, you're sure to impress your friends and family with your culinary skills.
Enjoy the summer gatherings and the joy of sharing good food!