10 Ultimate Summer Potluck Recipes

10 Ultimate Summer Potluck Recipes

A mouthwatering collection of recipes for your next summer potluck extravaganza.

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Ah, the summer potluck... An event best paired with loved ones and plates piled high with delicious dishes. Whether you’re hosting or invited, deciding what to make can be almost as time consuming as preparing the dish itself. We know you want to make sure everyone is included and not restricted by dietary or health conditions by incorporating a range of mouth-watering and healthy dishes that can be enjoyed by all.

That’s why we put together some of our favourite potluck recipes that are guaranteed to wow that crowd.

The real beauty of potlucks is the diversity of the table spread as guests bring their favourite dishes to share with family and friends. Featuring seasonal local produce and local ingredients, our summer potluck recipes are boasting with flavours ranging from sweet and refreshing to fiery and savoury that will make your chosen dish the star of the show.

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Rily's Feta Artichoke Chickpea Flatbread

Feta Artichoke Chickpea Flatbread

This incredible protein and fibre-packed flatbread is one of our favourite appetizers. Topped with summer fresh flavours like Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, artichoke, fresh basil and drizzled with a balsamic reduction, this chickpea flatbread is a healthy and delicious sharing snack for any get together.

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Rily's Grilled Halloumi, Corn & Nectarine Salad

Grilled Halloumi, Corn & Nectarine Salad

People will load their plates with this gorgeous Grilled Halloumi, Corn and Nectarine Salad that looks just as great as it tastes. With a combination of sweet and savoury, this salad features delicious locally-grown produce. This easy-to-make salad will complete any meal and is the perfect addition to your next summer potluck or picnic.

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Rily's Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Potato salad is one of those simple summer dishes that everyone loves. This tasty table-dish is nutritious and takes less than an hour to prepare. Made with a delectable jalapeño-dill dressing, this rich and creamy potato salad is completely vegan and a perfect side for any get-together.

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Rily's Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

Perfect for serving to a crowd, this dramatic paella is packed with protein and nutrients, making sure that guests will never second-guess that second (or third) plate. Overflowing with mussels, shrimp, calamari, chorizo sausages and chicken, this dish is easy-to-make and absolutely irresistible.

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Rily's Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter

Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter

The beauty of this dish is found within its succulently savoury simplicity. Canadian farmers grow some of the most deliciously sweet corn in the world, so why not add a savoury kick to it with a chipotle infused butter your guests are sure to love.

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Rily's Spicy Gochujang Chicken Wings

Spicy Gochujang Chicken Wings

Turn up the heat with these sticky, sweet and spicy wings. These easy-to-make wings are the perfect addition to any table spread but be sure to keep napkins nearby. Tossed in a Korean-inspired sauce infused with distinctive flavours like chilli, ginger, tamari and maple syrup, these Spicy Gochujang Wings are a guaranteed hit at the next summer potluck you attend.

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Rily's Lamb Sliders with Smoked Cheddar

Lamb Sliders with Smoked Cheddar

These sliders are crammed with beneficial vitamins and powerful protein. Add our Lamb Sliders with Smoked Cheddar to your summer potluck recipe roster for a unique and ultimate party snack. Filling these with summer-fresh produce like lettuce, tomatoes and onions adds the refreshing crunch to these succulent lamb patties.

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Rily's Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

Pair fresh strawberries and tartly sweet pineapple to make this mouth-watering summer salsa, a perfect refresher on a warm summer day. Guests will gravitate to this vibrant and zesty salsa, so keep plenty of tortilla chips and pita nearby.

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Rily's Spicy Guacamole

Spicy Guacamole

Spice up your classic guacamole with fresh jalapeño and crunchy chilli flakes. Our Spicy Guacamole is ready in minutes and always a hit at any gathering. Avocados are a great source of potassium, monounsaturated fats, fibre and folates, so make a bunch and serve your guests with this healthy superfood snack at your next summer potluck.

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Rily's Grilled Red Pepper & Feta Dip

Grilled Red Pepper & Feta Dip

Delicious dips are a key ingredient for the success of any summer potluck. Make guests gravitate to the grazing table with this smooth and creamy Grilled Red Pepper & Feta Dip. You can serve this delectable dip with pita, tortilla chips and veggies or use it as a spread for sandwiches.

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Rily's Summer Sangria

Featured Drink:

Summer Sangria

At Rily, we believe no event is complete without a featured drink.

This Summer Sangria is a tribute to some of our favourite fresh stone fruits. Rich in antioxidants, potassium, and dietary fibre, fill up your pitcher with plums, nectarines and peaches to make this refreshing and bubbly drink.

Throw in some gin, vodka or white wine to kick it up from mocktail to cocktail or serve it both ways at your next summer potluck so all can enjoy this crowd-pleaser.

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Erin Horrocks-PopeBorn and raised in Toronto, Erin is a dedicated freelance journalist, accomplished copywriter, and meticulous copyeditor. Beyond her bustling career, she's a devoted mother of four young kids who can't get enough of the mouthwatering recipes curated by Rily's culinary experts.
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