Labor Day will be here before we know it and I for one, can't wait! Even though most view it as the end of summer, I'm all for a summer holiday and it happens to big one of the big three, behind Memorial Day and the 4th of July. I'm looking forward to making some of my favorite recipes and spending time with family. To me, that's the ultimate way to send off summer on a high note.
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Best Labor Day Recipes
In this roundup of 45 best Labor Day recipes, I included incredible cocktails like my go-to pomegranate margarita. I've also included some quick and simple appetizers, like spicy salsa and caprese skewers. As for the main event, there are classic cookout recipes such as barbecue chicken sandwiches with coleslaw and baked barbecue ribs.
If you're looking for light and healthy salads or more indulgent fare—because hey, it is the last big summer holiday—I've got you covered with delicious side dishes. Try fried oysters, pizza bites and deviled eggs, or my summer salad with grilled corn, avocado and tomatoes, finished with buttermilk ranch dressing.
I hope some of these recipes help make your Labor Day get-together extra tasty this year! Click on the “launch gallery” button to view all 45 recipes and don’t forget to pin your favorites!