Potluck Salad Recipes

Pasta salad, broccoli salad, fruit salad, potato salad, grain salad, and slaw - browse trusted recipes that are easy to make, easy to take, and feed a crowd.

Community Picks

American-Italian Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 213
Garden veggies with fusilli pasta, Italian Parsley, Genoa salami and creamy Italian dressing makes for a pasta salad that will be a favorite at your next picnic or pot-luck.
By Carol Emory

Authentic German Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 1555
Crispy bacon adds flavor to warm potatoes in a sweet, tangy dressing.

Cole's Cornbread Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 119
A colorful summer salad with great flavor. Whenever I share this dish at a potluck, I am always asked for the recipe.

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
My aunt and mom created this recipe. It is a family favorite and a great item to bring to picnics and potlucks.

15 Light and Fresh Salad Recipes For Your Next Potluck

Want a fresh option for your potluck that's also quick and easy to make? These veggie-based salads will be your new go-to recipes!
By Bailey Fink

Napa Cabbage Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 422
A crunchy napa cabbage salad with toasted ramen noodles and almond slivers.

Summer Corn Salad with Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
A simple, sweet and enjoyable taste of summer. This salad is great served as a side dish, or serve with nacho chips.
By Jocelyn

Thai Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 601
This sweet and tangy summer salad of cucumber, cilantro, and peanuts with just a hint of heat is always a hit at picnics and potlucks since it doesn't need to be refrigerated and you're pretty much guaranteed to be the only one bringing this dish!

Mediterranean Zucchini and Chickpea Salad

Rating: 5 stars 149
Chopped zucchini, chickpeas, tomatoes, and fresh basil in a light balsamic dressing. Or you can use red wine vinegar! Makes a great side dish or light lunch. Not necessary, but best if chilled at least a couple hours to let flavors blend.

BLT Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 528
This is an easy but flavorful pasta salad that I'm always asked to bring to potlucks. With chunks of onion, tomato, and bacon, smothered in Ranch dressing, it is full of flavor! This salad tastes best if made several hours ahead of time.

Freda's Cherry Supreme Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
This was my grandmother Freda's 'famous' cherry salad. It was a huge hit at family gatherings. My mom mixes the lemon Jello, lemon juice, cream cheese and mayo in the blender. But here's the original recipe. Enjoy!

Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Rating: 5 stars 2952
Someone brought this salad to a pot luck dinner and I had to have the recipe. I have made it many, many times since then and I have been asked for the recipe every time I bring it somewhere. It is also a great way to get kids to eat spinach!

Inspiration and Ideas

Warm Potato Salad Recipes for Your Next Potluck
Come find a new favorite to serve for dinner or at your next potluck. 
Cold Side Dishes for Picnics and Potlucks
We've got the recipes for cool side dishes and salads to take along to any potluck or picnic.
Classic Macaroni Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 2738

This classic macaroni salad is a crowd-pleaser at every cookout, potluck, and picnic!