Just about every time I’m asked to bring a salad to a potluck I’ll bring my Chinese chicken cabbage salad because it’s easy to make and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
I’m sure you have a favorite salad that you make all the time, one that you know is always a hit. That’s why I wanted to broaden my horizons and find out what others we’re making.
So I asked around and came up with this long list of 43 easy potluck salads from a bunch of talented bloggers. You’re sure to find a great new dish for that event when you need to feed a crowd.
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These potluck salads are perfect to bring to your next get-together, picnic, family gathering, or party.
Because I love to be organized, I structured them by main ingredients.
You’ll find cabbage salads, salads with broccoli and bacon, traditional and not so traditional potato salads, a whole bunch of pasta salads, bean salads, and even pea salads.
I’ll be trying a bunch of those during the summer months for all those family and church get-togethers we have planned.
Potluck Salads with Cabbage
That first cabbage salad is my most liked, go-to potluck salad of all time. I love it because you can make it a day ahead of time, because it has no mayo and because cabbage is so hardy it will endure any kind of weather. I’ve perfected the recipe through the years and I guarantee that people will love it and they’ll go back for seconds.
1- Crispy Crunchy Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad | Press Print Party!
2- Mexican Salad with 3 Minute Guacamole | This Healthy Kitchen
3- Coleslaw Salad w/ Oil Free Thai Peanut Dressing | This Healthy Kitchen
4- BLT Coleslaw | Plating Pixels
Potluck Salads with Beans
A bean salad will also withstand the heat very well. I love beans even if sometimes they don’t love me. And I can’t wait to try out some of these.
5- Bean Salad Recipe | A Magical Mess
6- Black Bean and Corn Salad with Balsamic Vinegar | The Welcoming Table
7- Easy Chickpea and Carrot Salad | Tonya Staab
8- Carribean Black Bean Salad | A Couple Cooks
9- Simple Black Eyed Pea Salad | Delightful Adventures
10- Cowboy Caviar Recipe | Tasty Galaxy Blog
11- Greek Chickpea Salad | The Olive Blogger
Potluck Salads with Broccoli
Bacon and broccoli salad is an all-time American potluck favorite. Here I found 2 with different dressings for you to try out as well as a good looking kale-broccoli salad.
12- Bacon Broccoli Salad | Baking Beauty
13- Bacon Ranch Broccoli Salad | Making Time for Memories
14- Kale and Broccoli Salad | The Olive Blogger
Pasta Salads to Feed a Crowd
Pasta salads can be one of the best make-ahead salads for a crowd. Pasta is cheap, easy, and plentiful. They can be made the night before and taste better the longer they soak up the yummy dressing. From creamy to tangy I’m sure you’ll find one to satisfy your taste.
15- Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad | Snappy Gourmet
16- Caesar pasta salad | Little Sunny Kitchen
17- Creamy Parmesan Veggie Pasta Salad | Serena Bakes
18- Easy Greek Orzo Salad | Happy Kitchen.Rocks
19- Easy Greek Pasta Salad | Food Meanderings
20- Italian Shell Pasta Salad | Kudos Kitchen by Renee
21- Peach Pasta Salad | A Magical Mess
22- Pizza Pasta Salad | Conservamom
23- Pressure Cooker Best Macaroni Salad | This Old Gal
24- The Easiest Red, White, and Blue Pasta Salad (GF/V) | Pink Fortitude
25- Simple Summer Corn Macaroni Salad | Strength and Sunshine
Pea Potluck Salad Recipes
When I started this Roundup, pea salads were not what I was thinking of. But I discovered that they’re far more common that I’d understood. And after thinking about it I realized that they show up regularly at potlucks. Now I am very curious to make a pea salad at home.
26- Creamy Pea Salad | Recipes From A Pantry
27- Pea Salad | Baking Beauty
28- Pea Salad with Smoked Turkey | Simply Happy Foodie
Favorite Potato Salads for Potlucks
Potato salads can be a little tricky to bring to outdoors summer potlucks because mayo and heat are not good friends. For our Memorial day picnic we fill a kiddie pool with ice water and let people set their salads into it. It keeps the potatoes salads and the watermelon nice and cold all day long.
That’s one great solution but skipping the mayo altogether is another one. This list has some great non-mayo potato salads in case you don’t have a way to keep your salad cool.
29- Harissa Potato Salad | Strength and Sunshine
30- Instant Pot Potato Salad | This Old Gal
31- Red Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt | Eating Richly
32- Cauliflower “Faux Potato” Salad | Whole New Mom
33- Instant Pot potato salad | Little Sunny Kitchen
34- Pierogi Potato Salad | Food Meanderings
Quinoa Potluck Salads
Quinoa is definitely the new kid on the block and very popular right now. I personally like its nutty flavor and mild crunch. If you haven’t tasted it, I encourage you to give it a try.
35- Caprese Quinoa Salad | Cooking With Carlee
36- Orange Cranberry Quinoa Salad | In The Kids’ Kitchen
37- Roasted Beet, Squash, and Black Bean Quinoa Salad (Vegan) | Just Beet It
38- The Tastiest Quinoa Salad | MoneywiseMoms
Lentils, Corn and More…
Here’s a group of a salads that sound delicious and I thought were worthy of mentioning but didn’t fit neatly into of my categories.
39- Chopped Chicken Salad | Diabetes Strong
40- Crispy Corn | Your Veg Recipe
41- Ethiopian Lentil Salad | Adamant Kitchen
42- Summer Corn Salad | Cooking With Carlee
43- Taco Salad with Fritos | Dancing Through The Rain
I hope this round-up was a bit of an opener for you. It sure was for me I had no idea pea salads were so popular, and that quinoa had taken over the world. However, pasta salads are still the clear winner for a yummy and inexpensive way to feed a crowd.
What’s your favorite potluck salad? Let me know in the comments.