10 Delicious, Light, and Fun Labor Day Recipes


Labor Day conjures imagines of grilling, picnics and outdoor festivities surrounding by friends, family, and neighbors. So instead of letting the reason to celebrate go to waste, gear up for a Labor Day to remember, making recipes perfectly fit for the occasion. The following 10 Labor Day recipes are meant to inspire your taste buds and get you enjoying the last that summer has to offer.

10 Labor Day Recipes

1. Zucchini Patties Recipe with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

Zucchini is a popular summer vegetable that is quite versatile. This recipe for zucchini patties with lemon-yogurt sauce is testament to that. The patties have a crispy outside and soft inside and are complemented by a zesty yogurt sauce that cleanses the palate while you munch away.

2. Mix Melons Sorbet Recipe

This sorbet recipe is a deliciously sweet and light way to enjoy melons while you still can and cool down while the weather is still hot. Enjoy this recipe as a sorbet or in the form of frozen ice cream bars.

3. Cold Pasta Salad with Green Beans, Red Peppers and Feta

Cool down and fill up with this pasta salad recipe that is served cold and accented with the wholesomeness of veggies and cheese. You can adapt the recipe according to the veggies you already have on hand and spice it up with seasonings and herbs you enjoy.

4. Grilled Veggie Burger

It’s still summer after all, and soon you’ll start to miss the ease of grilling outdoors. But just because the grill excites meat eaters beyond measure doesn’t mean there is no room left for the vegan to enjoy it. Next to regular burgers, always prepare a vegan burger option for those who don’t want to eat meat and animal byproducts. This grilled veggie burger recipe is based in black beans and quinoa. It is dense, is full of spices and will even satisfy meat lovers too!

5. Fruit Kebabs

Who says you need to pull out all the stops to make dessert? Fruits do the trick all on their own. But don’t just serve fruit in a bowl and call it a day. Instead, chop them and place them on skewers to make fruit kebabs!

6. Sweet Corn Recipe with Miso Butter and Scallions

Cooked corn on the cob is only as good as the butter spread on it. This sweet corn recipe with miso butter and scallions speaks for itself, adding a more complex twist to a classic picnic treat.

7. Trail Mix

If you’re going on a picnic for labor day or inviting friends and neighbors over, it’s always good to have appetizers to munch on to keep the hunger at bay. Trail mix is an easy solution. This trail mix recipe adapts to you, not you to it, so you can pick and choose which nuts, seeds, dried fruits and superfoods you like and then pair them appropriately to create a crave-worthy snack.

8. Blueberry Pancake Cake Recipe

Start the day off on a festive foot with this blueberry pancake recipe. Stack the pancakes up and indulge!

9. Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Anchovy Caper Vinaigrette

Get a little sophisticated and try your hand at roasting artichokes and pairing them with a savory sauce. This artichoke recipe with lemon anchovy caper vinaigrette is fit for small crowds and an easy way to introduce yourself to the world of artichokes.

10. Summer Sangria

Nothing boozes up a crowd quite like sangria. All you need for this red sangria recipe are a few bottles of wine and a basket of fruits. The result is a feast for the eyes.

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