10 Simple and Tasty Dishes for Office Potlucks ...


I don’t know about you, but it seems like there is always a birthday or holiday and I’m fumbling to find easy dishes for an office potluck last minute! If you’re tired of taking a box of store-bought cookies or running to buy veggie trays on your break, don't worry; I’ve found 10 simple and tasty dishes for office potlucks that are ready-to-eat and do not require lugging a slow cooker to work! Don’t be surprised if people start asking you for your secret recipes! You'll be the hit of all your upcoming office potluck parties!

1. Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

This is a great summer dish for office potlucks as it’s delicious, light and full of flavor! Vietnamese spring rolls are healthy and so unexpected for the office! This recipe can be a little time consuming at 45 minutes to prepare, but it only takes 5 minutes to put together and you’re ready to go! Forget fried chicken and heavy foods that put everyone into a food coma! These rolls are easy to customize for the vegetarians, pescatarians and omnivores alike!


2 ounces rice vermicelli

8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch diameter)

8 large cooked shrimp - peeled, deveined and cut in half

1 1/3 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil

3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

2 leaves lettuce, chopped

4 teaspoons fish sauce

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons white sugar

1/2 teaspoon garlic chili sauce

3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

1 teaspoon finely chopped peanuts


Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Boil rice vermicelli 3 to 5 minutes, or until al dente, and drain.

Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip one wrapper into the hot water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper flat. In a row across the center, place 2 shrimp halves, a handful of vermicelli, basil, mint, cilantro and lettuce, leaving about 2 inches uncovered on each side. Fold uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper, beginning at the end with the lettuce. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, water, lime juice, garlic, sugar and chili sauce.

In another small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce and peanuts.

Serve rolled spring rolls with the fish sauce and hoisin sauce mixtures.

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