Labor Day is almost around the corner and it’s the perfect time of year for one last family barbecue or picnic. I started searching online for recipes that would make any Labor Day cookout special. There are so many wonderful recipes out there it was hard to narrow it down! Here are a few of my favorite festive dishes that are sure to be full of flavor and fun.
Chicken Chorizo Kebabs
Nothing says Labor Day picnic or barbecue like a delectable kebab. My garden is currently overflowing with veggies and this appetizer would be the perfect way to start off our meal.
For this recipe visit: The Lunchbox Tree – Chicken Chorizo Kebabs
All American Potato Salad
This recipe offers the perfect compliment to the rest of the cookout. This can’t-miss buttery potato salad is a real crowd pleaser. The trick is in letting the potatoes stand in the red wine vinegar to absorb a bit of a tangy flavor.
For this recipe visit: What’s Cooking Chicago – All America Potato Salad
BLT Macaroni Salad
Another traditional Labor Day picnic side dish is the macaroni salad. This dish adds a bit of twist to the old classic by mixing in bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. Delicious!
For this recipe visit: Gina’s Skinny Recipes – BLT Macaroni Salad
Grilled Hot Dog Skewers with Avocado Cilantro Dip
Mix things up with this unique hot dog recipe. Instead of typical hot dogs and buns, skewer the hot dogs between tortilla shells and dip them in the avocado cilantro dip – a gourmet version of guacamole.
For this recipe visit: Family Fresh Cooking – Grilled Hot Dog Skewers
Salsa Verde Burger with Fontina, Watermelon, & Basil
What a fantastic Summer combination! Watermelon and burgers. Never having had both together, but reading that the watermelon offers the same texture as a tomato but with additional sweetness, I’m intrigued and must try this!
For this recipe visit: A Spicy Perspective – Salsa Verde Burger with Fontina, Watermelon, & Basil
The Best Peach Crisp Ever
This one’s an old favorite that is a must have at this time of year. Peaches are in season and this recipe brings out their amazing flavor. With a crumby crisp topping and a sweet sugary syrup running throughout, it’s the perfect way to end a Labor Day cookout.
For this recipe visit: The Best Peach Crisp Recipe Ever!