Perfect Potluck Recipes for Summer

June 14, 2023 | Newsletters

For most people, Memorial Day typically marks the kickoff of all things summer. But according to the Earth’s rotation around the sun, the official summer season is still a week away.

There’s plenty to love about the summer. Warm weather, longer days, time in the garden, and fun day trips. One of our absolute favorite summertime activities is simply gathering together with friends for a cookout. Whether it’s at the beach, in the backyard, or at a nearby park, there’s just something extra special about hanging out with good friends in the great outdoors.

And of course, we love all the delicious cookout food. Just in time for the true start of summer, we’re sharing some of our favorite potluck dishes and sides that are perfect to bring to your next outdoor gathering or BBQ.

Arugula & Orzo Pasta Salad:
Name a more iconic cookout dish than pasta salad … we bet you can’t do it! This version gets bright pops of color and flavor from corn, tomatoes and Olivia’s arugula. Best of all, it comes together in just a few minutes with a simple Italian dressing to tie it all together.

Kale & Brussels Sprout Slaw:
More vibrant pops of color help make this fresh salad look ALMOST as good as it tastes. Feel free to customize this one to your heart’s content!

Celery & Gorgonzola Sticks:
Side dishes aren’t really supposed to steal the show, right? This simple and elevated twist on the classic celery and peanut butter combo offers bold flavors with a stripped-down delivery. It’s the perfect complement to steaks on the grill or right next to a platter of veggie burgers.

Green Peach Summer Cocktail:
You knew we were going to sneak a beverage onto this list. This summery sipper has two big advantages: It’s easy to scale up the recipe to make a batch for a BBQ crowd, and it works great as a non-alcoholic drink. Cheers!

There you have it! Four delicious recipes that are perfect for the next time you have to ask, “What can I bring?”. Now we want to hear from you. What’s your go-to covered dish? What do you see on the potluck table that gets your mouth watering? Drop us a line at or tag us on Instagram – that’s @Olivias_Organics.

Thanks for making Olivia’s part of your fresh, healthy outdoor festivities. Have a great week!

Team Olivia’s

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