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10 People-Pleasing Side Dishes for Your Next Potluck

Jul 13th, 2018

‘Tis the season for summer barbecues, picnics and dinner parties. If you’re hosting a party or bringing a dish to a potluck, you want something that will feed a crowd and be a hit! This collection of people-pleasing side dishes includes recipes for all kinds of gatherings. Even better, most of these are super easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients. Put on your apron and bring out the pots and pans—let’s get cooking.

Caprese skewers

These balsamic caprese skews are easy to make, classy and fun to eat. They’re pretty and simplistic, straightforward and delicious—guaranteed to be a hit at any party.

Cucumber and dill summer salad

This super easy and yummy side is not only a crowd pleaser but it’s super healthy, too! No mayo or pasta are involved, and there’s no need to spend hours with the oven on during the hot summer day. With just five ingredients in this cucumber dish, it’s great to bring to any gathering. It’s very fresh and light, healthy and easy to prepare.

Fruity curry chicken salad

Curry chicken salad is one of those kinds of recipes that you might think you will not like. Think again! This recipe has just a touch of curry in it. It’s not too overwhelming and it has a perfect light dressing to coat the fabulous ingredients that make up the salad.

Tomato-basil and spinach risotto

This light summery risotto is creamy and delicious. With only 12 fresh ingredients, this dish is easy to make—but there will be a lot of stirring involved! You’ll be impressing your friends with this side dish.

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New on Cilantro and Citronella: These vegetarian potstickers are stuffed with veggies and crumbled tofu that’s been pan-fried in a sweet, savoury and smoky sauce. These tasty dumplings make a great appetizer or a main dish when served over rice with seared bok choy. Link to recipe in profile. ----------------------- **NUEVO** Estas empanadillas chinas vegetarianas están rellenas de verduras y tofu frito en una salsa que es a la vez dulce, salada y ahumada. Estos dumplings sabrosos son geniales servidos de entrante o de plato principal junto con arroz y pak choi a la sartén. Para la receta haz clic en el enlace en mi profil, luego en la banderita española en el menú. #vegetarian #vegetariano #vegan #vegano #comida #comidavegana #foodstagram #recetas #govegan #cocina #comidasana #meatfreemonday #whatveganseat #potstickers #yum #instafood #ñamñam #foodies #veganfoodshare #veganfood #chinesefood #vegandiet #foodpics #healthyeating #food52 #vegansofig #plantbased #comidasaludable #feedfeed

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Vegan pot stickers

These vegan pot stickers are better than takeout with a tasty mushroom and veggie filling and homemade wonton wrappers to ensure that they’re vegan. Once you’ve mastered these bad boys, you’ll be bringing them to every party.

Balsamic green bean salad

This fresh green bean salad with balsamic dressing is so bright, fresh and flavorful. It is the perfect summer side dish to compliment many other entrees. The best part—this dish will take you only 20 minutes to put together.

Loaded potato wedges

These wedges are potato perfection! Full of cheese, sour cream, bacon and garnishes all on top of crispy potatoes, this side dish is straight up delicious and sure to be a crowd favorite.

Strawberry shortcake kabobs

We’ve got a dessert that is fun and festive. These strawberry shortcake kabobs are your ticket to becoming a backyard-barbecue legend. All you need to do is stick shortcake cubes and fruit on a skewer, drizzle with white chocolate and eat yourself into sweet happiness.

Seven layer taco dip

This dip is so good you may not want to share. Take this dip along with your favorite tortilla chips to create the perfect Mexican-style side dish. This recipe makes a huge pan and is great for larger parties.

Apple and poppy seed coleslaw

No outdoor barbecue is complete without coleslaw. This quick and easy slaw comes with a secret ingredient: granny smith apples. It brings a nice refreshing tartness to the slaw that is well balanced with the lemony-poppy-seed dressing. It’s wonderfully tangy and requires only ten ingredients.

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