What better way to shake off those winter blahs than by hosting a re-energizing spring potluck? Prepping the perfect party can take some time, though, so you’ll want something quick and easy to transport. Find a little food inspiration with some of our top picks.
Bulgur and Cantaloupe Salad with Hazelnuts and Mint
This light and nourishing dish is perfect for a spring or summer potluck, combining such delectable complementary flavours as oranges, mint, parsley and cantaloupe for a satisfyingly sweet-and-zesty taste. As a bonus for the busy host, you can easily whip up this salad in under 30 minutes.
Key Lime Pie Dip
Opt for a clever twist on the traditional spinach dip – and earn a few extra points for originality – with this sure-to-please dessert dip that is light on the stomach and heavy on flavour. It’s impossible to compete with the inspiring combination of tangy key lime and the comforting taste of graham crackers for dipping.
Candied Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprout Skewers with Red Onion
While roasted Brussels sprouts are always a hit, this vegan-friendly BBQ recipe pairs the veggie with red onion and a sweet homemade marinade.
Get the recipe for Candied Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprout Skewers with Red Onion
Fruit and Cheese Platter
This vibrant platter loaded with go-to party favourites will make an impressive focal point on the potluck table. The definition of finger food, this eclectic charcuterie board pairs grapes, creamy goat cheese, fig preserves and oat crackers for the perfect combination of sweet and savoury. Add in one or two of your favourite fruits or cheeses for a personal touch.
Blackberry Cheesecake Squares
Add this dessert to your potluck arsenal and watch how quickly it disappears! These scrumptious squares are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser – so creamy and tangy that your guests will be going back for seconds… and thirds.
You don’t need much here: just four simple ingredients and voila – you’ve got yourself a bite-sized party favourite that will only take minutes to make. (Just don’t forget to add the toothpicks!)
Shrimp and pineapple go hand-in-hand and, with a little planning, you can toss together these sweet (with a little heat) skewers in less than an hour. Gather together garlic, ginger, green onion, lemon, red pepper flakes and bacon to create the perfect punch of flavour.
Lucky 7-Layer Dip
You’ll be the life of the party with this spectacular deep dish that you can whip up in 15 minutes flat. Don’t forget to bring along the chips and/or pita bread for easy dipping options.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
This rich, decadent twist on the more traditional peanut butter cookie is a great option when you’re looking to step up your dessert game – and you can make it on the fly without ever needing to turn on your oven.