End your three-day weekend on a delicious note with these easy ideas.
Charred Shrimp, Leek, and Asparagus Skewers
Kick the heat up a notch by serving these shrimp and veggie combos with homemade harissa mayo.
Corn Wheels with Hot Honey Butter
The slightly-sweet, slightly-spicy butter is the real MVP of this summer side.
Grilled Chicken Sliders
Because mini burgers are basically an open invitation to eat as many as you’d like … right?
Ice Cream S’mores
By the time September hits, your favorite summertime sweet could use a makeover. That’s why this customizable ice cream and cookie version exists.
Korean Marinated Country-Style Ribs
Put your classic BBQ aside: These ribs are marinated with Gochujang, a Korean pepper paste, for extra spice.
Herbed Ricotta and Fresh Tomato Tart
Take advantage of summer’s freshest fruit — tomatoes! — with this cheesy tart.
S’mores Icebox Cake
This no-bake cake turns your campfire staple into a decadent dessert.
Cucumber and Cantaloupe Salad with Savory Quinoa Granola
Nope, this isn’t your basic fruit salad. This melon, onion, and cucumber medley is topped with cayenne-infused granola.
Beef and Pineapple Kebabs with Cashew Rice
Your summer vacation may be long gone, but these grilled pineapple, pepper, and beef skewers will take you right back to the beach.
No-Churn Mango-Berry Ice Cream
Turn your kitchen into your very own ice cream shop by scooping this homemade fruit ice cream into waffle cones.
Grilled Leek Potato Salad
Once you have potato salad dressed with grainy mustard, you’ll never go back to the mayonnaise variety.
Double Red-Eye St. Louis–Style Ribs
If you’re in need of a caffeine boost after a long (and exhausting) summer, add instant coffee to your homemade BBQ sauce.
Roasted Tomato and Chive Pizza
Topped with fresh mushrooms, tomatos, and chives, this Italian classic makes it worthwhile to turn your oven on in the September heat.
Mint Julep Cupcakes
Cheers the three-day weekend with these booze-filled cupcakes. Best served with a complementary cocktail, of course.
Celebrate Taco Tuesday a few days early with these Mexican-inspired franks.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Golden and crispy panko-coated tomatoes are the best way to enjoy summer’s most iconic fruit.
If you haven’t grilled your guac yet, then now’s the time.
Goat Cheese and Cherry Caprese
Make your summer plate even more colorful with heirloom tomatoes and juicy cherries.
Bite into a slice of summer with this easy, no-carb dessert.
Shaved Zucchini and Prosciutto Grilled Pizza
This kid-friendly dinner is summer on a crust, basically.
Get the rest of the recipes here: 40 Best Labor Day Recipes