Help! Another Potluck at Work

I know this pickle has been brought up many times here at Foodpickle, nontheless, here it is again! We do not have an oven, only a tiny toaster oven. Last time I made Rivka's Mujaddara and seriously had to print the recipe for nearly everyone that was there. So any recommdations would be welcome for recipes that travel well and can be served at room temp or heated in the microwave. Thank you again!

  • Posted by: PaulieG
  • March 11, 2011


Laura M. March 12, 2011
a mash-up of bean salad and potato salad often is a great addition, because others might contribute one or the other, but not the in-between, so you're hedging your bets. butternut squash with lentils or chickpeas and a tahini dressing is a personal favorite.
Anitalectric March 12, 2011
My idea would be:

Buy a plain foccacia from local Italian bakery. (any other flat bread will do, too).

Make a batch of cashew ricotta and stash it in the fridge.

Bring along a container of the following:

1 can artichoke hearts, cut into quarters + one pint baby tomatoes, haved...tossed together with a little olive oil, lemon, salt pepper and oregano and then roasted in the oven for 20 minutes.

And rinsed, dried sprigs of fresh basil in a ziplock bag.

When potluck time comes, take the ricotta out of the fridge, spread over the foccacia(s), sprinkle articokes and tomatoes over, and use a pair of scissors to snip basil over the top.

Sam1148 March 11, 2011
One go to that's easy and room temp. Is a corn and black bean salad.
Frozen corn (or fresh, grilled and remove the kernels). A can of black beans drained and slightly rinsed.
A dressing of lime juice, olive oil, a touch of cumin. Salt and Pepper.
Sliced cherry tomatoes.

Ideally, chopped cilantro would be the fresh herb--but doesn't go over well for a crowd. Sub flat leaf parsley. It needs to sit overnight chilled. Served chilled or room temp.
(a bowl of crumbled feta cheese would be a nice option for dairy eaters).

SKK March 11, 2011
I am currently making lastnightsdinner who posted this great recipe said they are also called drunken beans. They travel well and require no oven.
nannydeb March 11, 2011
This is my "go to" potluck recipe. In my experience, not very many people bring veggies to work potlucks. This dish always disappears:
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