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what's a good potluck dish to make?

calypsogirl Jul 31, 2006 07:45 PM

any ideas for a potluck dish that's easy enough to transport and can either be served at room temperature or cold? on the savory side...


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    SarahEats Jul 31, 2006 07:51 PM

    I made a corn salad last night that was really easy and very flavorful. I blanched some corn on the cob for a minute and then cooled it and removed the kernels. To that I added diced green pepper (any color would do), finely minced red onion and halved grape tomatoes. You could also add black beans, but I didn't have any on hand. The dressing was a garlic clove mashed into a paste with salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, olive oil and minced basil. I added more basil to the dish when I was ready to serve. It was light, refreshing and good cold or at room temperature.

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    1. re: SarahEats
      calypsogirl Jul 31, 2006 07:59 PM

      that sounds great! thanks.

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      JessWil Jul 31, 2006 11:44 PM

      I've been making the Orzo with Everything recipe on Epicurious, and adding things that I like. I change the dressing a bit by mashing a garlic clove with salt, and then whisking in white balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I like to include feta, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes and olives, but anything goes! It transports perfectly, is better at room temp, and has been a big hit this summer.

      1. Infomaniac Aug 1, 2006 12:09 AM

        I brought this to my last potluck. I got it from a potluck I went to years ago. Real easy and real good.

        Cherry Delight

        1 21-ounce can cherry filling and topping
        1 16-ounce container low-fat cottage cheese
        1/2 cup slivered almonds
        1/2 teaspoon almond extract, or to taste
        1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
        fresh mint leaves

        In a large mixing bowl, combine cherry filling, cottage cheese, almonds and almond extract; mix well. Fold in whipped topping. Let chill until ready to serve. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve as a salad, dessert or snack.

        will serve about 10 people at 1/2 cup size.

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          calypsogirl Aug 1, 2006 02:56 PM

          thanks for the suggestions!

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            Kagey Aug 1, 2006 04:02 PM

            Eggplant parmesan or baked ziti. Always popular, easy to transport, and tastes good cold!

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              pamd Aug 1, 2006 04:35 PM

              a great greek style pasta salad is always nice- and works well made the day before

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