Best Vegetarian Pot Luck Style Recipes


If you are getting tired or bored with the same kind of food, you can opt for vegetarian pot luck style recipes. Finding a recipe to make your family excited to gather and feel that welcoming vibe can always be a challenge. However, such things will become less of a problem when you try out some vegetarian pot luck style recipes. 

The recipes are not only delicious but also easy to make, so you don’t have to worry about spending hours in the kitchen. The following collection of vegetarian potluck style recipes contains dishes that will surely excite your taste buds and get you excited for the coming gathering. Here are some of the best vegetarian potluck style recipes that you can serve at your next gathering:

Smashed Pickle Salad


  • 1 pound pickles (sliced or whole) 
  • 1/4 cup diced onion 
  • 1/4 cup diced celery 
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste 


In a large bowl, combine the pickles, onion, celery, red pepper, parsley, and dill. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and black pepper. Pour over the pickle mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

If you’re in the mood for a savory and tangy treat, then look no further than smashed pickle salad! This dish is full of flavor and texture, and is sure to please even the most discerning palate. 

Smashed pickle salad is traditionally made with dill pickles, but feel free to use any type of pickle you like.

Simply start by smashing the pickles with a fork or a potato masher. You want them to be in small pieces, but not completely pulverized. 

Once the pickles are smashed, add in your other ingredients.

This can be anything from hard-boiled eggs and diced onion, to chopped celery and crumbled bacon. 

Really, the sky’s the limit when it comes to adding toppings.

Just make sure that everything is chopped into small pieces so that it mixes together well. 

Once all of your ingredients are added, simply toss everything together with a light dressing of your choice. We recommend using either a vinaigrette or a light mayonnaise-based dressing. 

Give everything one final mix and then taste-test for seasoning. Add salt and pepper as needed.

And that’s all there is to it! Serve your smash pickle salad on a bed of lettuce or enjoy as is. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, or just as an everyday side dish.

So go ahead and give it a try – we think you’ll love it just as much as we do!

Walnut Picadillo


  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic and bell peppers, and sauté until softened.
  3. Stir in walnuts and cumin powder, and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve over rice or tortillas.

Apicadillo is a dish that originates from the Spanish province of Valencia. It is typically made with ground beef, potatoes, tomatoes, and onions, although there are variations that include other ingredients such as green peppers, olives, or raisins. 

The name of the dish comes from the Spanish word for “chopped”, which is what the ground beef and other ingredients are typically cut into small pieces before being cooked together.

One of the things that makes picadillo so popular is its versatility. 

It can be served as a main dish or as a side dish, and it can be made ahead of time and reheated when needed.

Additionally, picadillo freeze well, so it’s a great option for meal prep! If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that will please everyone at the table, look no further than Walnut Picadillo! 

This version of the dish includes walnuts for a bit of extra flavor and crunch. Trust me – once you try it, you’ll be hooked!

Italian Broccoli Salad


  • 1 lb. Broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup Zesty Italian Dressing (homemade or store bought)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup black olives, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


To make this salad simply start by chopping up your broccoli into bite sized pieces. 

Next Dice up your red onion and add it to the mix along with the sun-dried tomatoes and black olives (if using). 

Next mince up one clove of garlic and add it along with 1/2 cup of zesty Italian dressing.*Toss everything together until evenly coated then season to taste with salt and pepper.* 

Let the salad sit for at least 30 minutes so that all of the flavors can meld together before serving (although this salad tastes great even if served immediately). Serve chilled or at room temperature garnished with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

Finally, we add in some chopped red onion for sweetness and sun-dried tomatoes for saltiness and depth of flavor. Black olives are optional but I think they really round out the flavors in this salad nicely.

If you don’t like black olives though, feel free to leave them out or substitute with another type of olive that you prefer.

This broccoli salad is the perfect side dish for any summer meal! The freshness of the broccoli is complimented by the zesty dressing and the salty Parmesan cheese. This salad can be made ahead of time and will only get better as it sits in the fridge.

The key to a good Italian broccoli salad is in the dressing. I like to use a homemade dressing made with olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and herbs. 

If you don’t have time to make your own dressing, you can certainly use a store-bought variety. Just make sure it’s a good quality dressing that you would actually enjoy eating on its own. 


The next important component of this salad is the Parmesan cheese. You could use any variety of cheese here but I think that Parmesan really gives it that classic Italian flavor. If you’re not a fan of Parmesan cheese, you could try using mozzarella or even feta cheese instead.

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