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17 Tasty Sides For Summer Potlucks

Break out of the potato salad rut.

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1. Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Chicken Bites

Kick off the party right. Get the recipe here.
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Kick off the party right. Get the recipe here.

2. Grilled Halloumi with Watermelon and Basil-Mint Oil

Halloumi is a wonder cheese–you can get toasty grill marks without it melting through the grates. Get the recipe here.
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Halloumi is a wonder cheese–you can get toasty grill marks without it melting through the grates. Get the recipe here.

3. General Tso's Cauliflower

The key to a balanced picnic or barbecue is bringing along something salty and delicious that can soak up the booze. Get the recipe here.
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The key to a balanced picnic or barbecue is bringing along something salty and delicious that can soak up the booze. Get the recipe here.

4. Peach, Basil, and Radicchio Salad

This salad has the right balance of salty, bitter, bright, and sweet. Get the recipe here.
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This salad has the right balance of salty, bitter, bright, and sweet. Get the recipe here.

5. Pasta Salad with Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto

Pasta salad will always have my heart. Get the recipe here.
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Pasta salad will always have my heart. Get the recipe here.

6. Over-The-Top Antipasto Platter

Antipasto platters are pretty much do-as-you-wish, so use this as a guide to building a killer assortment. Get the recipe here.
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Antipasto platters are pretty much do-as-you-wish, so use this as a guide to building a killer assortment. Get the recipe here.

7. One Skillet Queso Verde Corn Dip

You know how the old saying goes...She who brings the dip wins the barbecue. Get the recipe here.
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You know how the old saying goes...She who brings the dip wins the barbecue. Get the recipe here.

8. Pull-Apart Giant Pretzel

Everyone will be fighting over this gorgeous pull-apart pretzel. Get the recipe here.
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Everyone will be fighting over this gorgeous pull-apart pretzel. Get the recipe here.

9. Grilled Chicken, Tomato, and Artichoke Skewers with Goat Cheese Dip

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

10. Lemony Herb-Loaded Chopped Greek Salad

Light and fresh to balance out all the burgers and dogs. Get the recipe here.
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Light and fresh to balance out all the burgers and dogs. Get the recipe here.

11. Fresh Basil Salad with Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon and Goat Cheese

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

12. Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip

Layered dip + buffalo chicken = HEAVEN. Get the recipe here.

13. Watermelon, Blackberry, and Mint Salad

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

14. Goat Cheese, Roasted Beet, and Basil Pasta Salad

Instead of traditional pesto, this pasta salad has a basil vinaigrette. If you're short on time, you can always sub-in store-bought pesto. Get the recipe here.
halfbakedharvest.com

Instead of traditional pesto, this pasta salad has a basil vinaigrette. If you're short on time, you can always sub-in store-bought pesto. Get the recipe here.

15. Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

16. Potato Salad with Dill and Horseradish Aioli

If you are going to bring a potato salad, make sure it's got lots of ~flavor~, like this one. Get the recipe here.
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If you are going to bring a potato salad, make sure it's got lots of ~flavor~, like this one. Get the recipe here.

17. Mexican Tortellini Salad

Cheese IN the pasta makes for the best pasta salads. Get the recipe here.
twopeasandtheirpod.com

Cheese IN the pasta makes for the best pasta salads. Get the recipe here.

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