Best vegetarian summer potluck recipes From salads to desserts, win over guests at your next summer potluck with one of these delicious vegetarian recipes. By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen 2014-06-17 00:00:00 Best vegetarian summer potluck recipes Slideshow View Slideshow Best vegetarian summer potluck recipes Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries 5 amazing ice pops you ne Canadian food classics: W Great cocktail recipes Authentic, super-creamy hummus Canadian Living magazine's food director, Annabelle Waugh, shares her recipe for super-creamy hummus. Straight from Dubai, this recipe will be an instant hit with guests. Serve with warm, fresh pita triangles, veggies or a baguette. Recipe: Authentic, super-creamy hummus Chive and Garlic Cheese Spread Creamy Havarti cheese is the ideal base for this flavourful herb-studded spread. Its soft texture and pleasant, mild flavour let the chives and garlic shine through.Recipe: Chive and Garlic Cheese Spread Marinated Chickpea Salad Canned chickpeas are a convenient shortcut used in this marinated salad. Lemon juice adds flavour and helps mellow out the raw onion. Add the cilantro just before serving to keep it bright green.Recipe: Marinated Chickpea Salad Heirloom Carrot Salad Paper-thin ribbons of orange, yellow and purple heirloom carrots make a stunning salad. If you don't have a multihued bunch on hand, orange carrots are just as delicious.Recipe: Heirloom Carrot Salad Gluten-Free Quinoa Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing The amount of water you need to cook quinoa varies, so check package instructions for best results. For a twist, top the salad with toasted, slivered almonds.Recipe: Gluten-Free Quinoa Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing Lemony Red Pepper and Asparagus Pasta Salad A bright vinaigrette makes this pasta salad the ultimate dish to serve at any summer party. The acidity of the lemon dressing mellows as it stands in the fridge, so this dish is actually better the next day. Recipe: Lemony Red Pepper and Asparagus Pasta Salad Smoky Lentil Patties with Cucumber Slaw This cucumber slaw is light and refreshing and best served as soon as it's made. Red lentils break down as they cook, making them perfect for the spiced patties. If using another kind of lentil, be sure to mash them with the back of a fork before mixing in other ingredients.Recipe: Smoky Lentil Patties with Cucumber Slaw Savoury Cheddar Cheesecake Spread Serve the Savoury Cheddar Cheesecake Spread with buttery crackers and sliced baguette. With its perfect balance of creamy, spicy, sweet and savoury, there will be no leftovers. It just gets better with every bite. Look for peach chutney in specialty food stores. Substitute mango chutney if you can't find peach. Recipe: Savoury Cheddar Cheesecake Spread The Best Chocolate Toffee Brownies This is Canadian Living magazine's food director, Annabelle Waugh's, favourite version of The Best Chocolate Toffee Brownies. It has added crunch from the chopped toffee chocolate bars. People love these brownies so much that, although she was hesitant to share her "secret" recipe, she eventually gave it up. We now use it as our classic brownie recipe at Canadian Living. You'll see that they live up to their name, and we promise there won't be any left over at your next potluck!Recipe: The Best Chocolate Toffee Brownies Coconut-Lime Cupcakes A creamy, flavourful coconut icing conceals the surprise lime curd filling in these tropical cupcakes. When removing the cupcake centres, reserve the leftover cake to make cake pops. You'll find coconut extract in the baking section of most grocery stores.Recipe: Coconut-Lime Cupcakes Get inspired for your next potluck with more delicious favourites. Check out our best summer potluck recipes.