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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.

    2. Grilled Halloumi with Watermelon and Basil-Mint Oil

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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.

    4. Peach, Basil, and Radicchio Salad

    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.

    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.

    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.

    8. Pull-Apart Giant Pretzel

    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.

    10. Lemony Herb-Loaded Chopped Greek Salad

    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.

    12. Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip

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

    13. Watermelon, Blackberry, and Mint Salad

    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.

    15. Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

    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.

    17. Mexican Tortellini Salad

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