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Top 6 Herbal-Inspired Potluck Recipes

Beeswax candle in the middle of a table by fir wreath as decoration for group meal potluck during holiday

When the air gets cooler and the days shorter, it’s time to cozy up indoors with good company and good food. Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, one of our favorite things to do this time of year is to create delicious, herb-inspired recipes to share with our co-workers. When you have a variety of flavorful, organic spices to play with, you can’t help but get creative in the kitchen!

Mountain Rose Herbs employees gathered around a wood table full of potluck dishes including cookies salad and cranberries

To celebrate the season of delicious food, I challenged my co-workers to create their own tasty recipes for an office potluck. Not only did I learn that my co-workers are quite talented in the kitchen, but also that fresh and flavorful ingredients are what makes a meal truly sing. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing these recipes with each other and couldn’t wait to share them with our beloved readers! From vibrant pickled cranberries, to sweet cardamom cookies, try making some of these treats for your next culinary soiree!

Table with food for group potluck including pot of soup, plates with chees and cookies, and greens and bread and candles

Our Top 6 Herbal Potluck Recipes: 

1. Hearty Vegetarian Gumbo 

While gumbo is not traditionally vegetarian, this dish offers the hearty flavors or Cajun and Creole cuisine and pairs nicely with a bowl of rice. See recipe

2. Microgreens Salad with Flavorful Fennel Pollen 

Packed with greens and fragrant fennel, this salad makes for a tummy-friendly side, or adds flavor and texture to cooked quinoa. See recipe


Pickled with a variety of organic spices including cinnamon, smoked black peppercorns, and cloves, we found that these pair nicely with cheese and bread. They also add a vibrant pop of flavor to a sprout salad. Hint: Use the brine to craft a ginger cranberry shrub cocktail. See recipes

Hand holding fresh salad, reaching for cranberries  and cheese, hovering over group meal table

3. Garlicky Carrot Cashew Dip

Dairy free and full of garlicky goodness, this dip pairs well with fresh veggies or crunchy crackers. See recipe

4. Herb Marinated Goat Cheese (2 ways!)

Tangy goat cheese marinated in spice combos inspired by Italy and India pairs wonderfully with a warm, crusty baguette from a local bakery. See recipe. 

6. Gluten-Free Cardamom Sugar Cookies

Last but definitely not least, these little cookies make for an enjoyable dessert paired with a hot cup of tea. See recipe


Looking for more Delicious Creations for your next DINNER PARTY? 

Make a Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned! 



Topics: Cooking with Herbs Recipes, All Recipes


Written by Sara on November 19, 2017

Sara, Marketing Coordinator, is our social media and content strategist. She was born and raised in Colorado but has been enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest for the past five years. When she isn’t content planning and monitoring social media for Mountain Rose Herbs, she can be found supporting artists and buying veggies at the local farmers market, volunteering at the dog rescue, exploring different parts of Oregon, and cooking up delicious meals with her partner.