How To Plan A Knockout Labor Day Menu

How To Plan A Knockout Labor Day Menu

Knock your guests' socks off by choosing some of these great end of summer recipes for your Labor Day barbecue!

Labor day is all about relaxation. It's the worker's day off for all their hard work. If you want the key to a knockout labor day menu, choose your recipes from the list below! I've compiled some of the best summer recipes for you to wow your guests and have them relax with some amazing food. And don't forget, it's also time to highlight our favorite summer ingredients so we can have our share until next summer. Crack out that sweet corn, indulge in fresh tomatoes, summer melon and don't forget about the berries!


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Fresh salsas or salads made from summery ingredients will start your barbecue off right!

Green Mango with Tomato Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Tomato Tarragon Bisque

Olive Bites

Main Courses Select main courses with a refreshing summer twist that will keep your guests wanting more!

Chicken Tacos with Green Pepper Salsa

Salmon Ceviche with Sweet Corn Vinaigrette

Beef, Pepper and Mushroom Kabobs

Tangy Grilled Beef

Spicy Chicken Tender Stack with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Side Dishes Sweet Cole Slaw

Melon, Papaya and Cucumber Salad

Grilled Corn Relish

Picnic Rice Salad

Summery Black Bean Salad


Since it will soon to be time to say goodbye to summer fruits, make fruit the star of your dessert!

Watermelon Honeydew Kabobs with Dressing

Grilled Peaches

Double Berry Crisp

Summertime Delight Watermelon Sorbet

Summer Fruit Toss


Do more than just quench thirst with these unique and tasty choices!

Sensational Strawberry Lemonade

Key Lime Pie Martini

Sangria Punch


Summer Iced Tea

Presentation Pointers: 1. To keep with the theme of relaxation on Labor Day, offer your guests comfortable places to sit and enjoy their food in a laidback atmosphere.

2.  Keep in mind it's still a summer party so tiki lights, summer serving platters and all your summer gear are still in fashion!

3.  Be patriotic! Since Labor Day is an American holiday, flags and flag designs are also very appropriate.

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