Labor Day Menu and Recipes

Labor Day usually signals the “end of summer” for most Americans. Burgers and hot dogs on the grill, finger food as appetizers, salads that hold up well, a vat of hot chili, and some chilled beverages are amongst the usual Labor Day Menu and Recipes! Here are my suggested options for your Labor Day feast to mark the end of summer!

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Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers in the United States. Observed on the first Monday of September, Labor Day may also signify the last day prior to “back to school” day for children, as well as numerous holiday weekend sales at retailers.

So what’s on my Labor Day Menu? My mom’s special Deviled Eggs are a favorite starter at any celebration.

Deviled Eggs Mom-Style (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Deviled Eggs Mom-Style (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My bright Green Pea Hummus holds up well on a party buffet. Serve it with crispy pita chips, soft pita rounds or even a nice plate of carrot and celery sticks.

Green Pea Hummus in progress (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Green Pea Hummus in progress (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

For salad sides, try my Insalata Caprese to help take advantage of that tomato bounty this time of year.

Insalata Caprese - ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar reduction and fresh basil
Insalata Caprese – ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar reduction and fresh basil

Additionally, my Dill Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing is one of the most popular recipes on this site!

Dill Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Dill Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Set up your slow-cooker Crock Pot and serve my Roasted Corn and Crab Chowder. Set up a second Crock Pot for my White Chicken Chili. Serve the chili with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream.

Roasted Corn and Crab Chowder (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Roasted Corn and Crab Chowder (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
White Chicken Chili (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
White Chicken Chili (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Here’s how to make The Best Burger for your feast. You can use any ground meat such as buffalo, venison, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, etc. Offer a nice plate of fresh fixin’s for the burgers along with the usual condiments.

Grilled grass fed beef burger with Swiss, grilled onions, ripe tomato, and arugula.  Served with onion rings.  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Grilled grass fed beef burger with Swiss, grilled onions, ripe tomato, and arugula. Served with onion rings. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

And for the vegetarians, cook up some of my Spicy Black Bean Burgers. These burgers are a big hit at picnics.

Veggie black bean burger with shredded Monterey Jack, tomato, and lettuce.  Served with a side of Caesar salad. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Veggie black bean burger with shredded Monterey Jack, tomato, and lettuce. Served with a side of Caesar salad. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

And for the seafood lovers, my Sockeye Salmon Burgers will hit the spot.

Sockeye Salmon Burger with Spinach and Feta.  Served on a toasted wheat bun with garlic aioli.  Sweet Potato fries on the side.  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Sockeye Salmon Burger with Spinach and Feta. Served on a toasted wheat bun with garlic aioli. Sweet Potato fries on the side. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My Simple Iced Tea Made With Sunshine will help quench the thirst of your guests. Of course, you can offer beer, wine, sodas, lemonade, and other beverages to round out the meal.

It's easy to make sun-brewed iced tea!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
It’s easy to make sun-brewed iced tea! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Ask your guests to bring a dessert of their choice to round out the meal.

Overall, remember to celebrate Labor Day in memory of all the laborers who have given us the right to work over the years!

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