Labor Day Recipes

As the days grow shorter and Labor Day weekend draws near, we prepare for the end of summer. Celebrate the goodness and bounty of the season with all of these delicious and eclectic Labor Day recipes!

Cheeseburger kebabs sit on a bed of lettuce with Pinterest graphic text

The summer unofficially comes to a close as Labor Day weekend draws nearer… but that’s no reason not to enjoy the bounty of summer produce before the season draws to an end.

To send the summer off in style, I’ve put together a list of eclectic Labor Day recipes for you here! And I’ve broken it down by category, too.

Red, White and Blue Recipes

Two slices of Berry Pound Cake, topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries, sit on a white plate on a turquoise background

Finish your summer feast on the lighter side with Berry Pound Cake, full of blueberries and strawberry puree, then topped with homemade whipped cream. The perfect dessert for a warm summer’s day.

Labor Day Recipes: Appetizers

A half-eaten Pulled Pork Coleslaw Eggroll is dipped into the dipping sauce

A Southern classic combined with an Asian favorite makes this delightful mash-up. Homemade Pulled Pork (in a tangy barbecue sauce!) is made in the slow cooker, then creamy coleslaw, made with yogurt instead of mayo, is tossed together. When ready, the pulled pork and coleslaw are rolled into eggroll wrappers, fried and served with creamy coleslaw sauce. Pulled Pork Coleslaw Eggrolls are a tasty appetizer to enjoy during the hot summer months.

Labor Day Recipes: Grilling Recipes

Two Hot Dogs with Caramelized Onions on Homemade Pretzel Buns sit on a white platter on a table, fully dressed and ready for eating

Hot Dogs with Caramelized Onions on Homemade Pretzel Buns

Labor Day Recipes: Barbecue Recipes

Sliced and seasoned Memphis-Style Barbecue Ribs on a white platter, set on top of a blue and white striped towel before serving

Summertime is the season of barbecue… so it’s time to learn how to make a barbecue classic. Even though ribs take time, they’re well worth the effort, and these Memphis-Style Barbecue Ribs are PERFECT for any summer get-together. 

Labor Day Recipes: Picnic Recipes

Two bottles of Mixed Berry Mint Lemonade sit on a picnic blanket with other dishes in the background

Naturally sweetened and vegan Mixed Berry Mint Lemonade is the perfect drink to make for an outdoor soiree or picnic! Raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are muddled with fresh mint, then mixed into the lemon juice, water and agave nectar base to create this crisp and delicious lemonade!

Labor Day Recipes: Side Dishes

No Mayo Honey Mustard Coleslaw is served in a white bowl with other BBQ dishes

Tired of coleslaw slathered in a thick mayonnaise sauce? Change up your coleslaw game by making this sweet and spicy No Mayo Honey Mustard Coleslaw

Labor Day Recipes: Desserts

Patriotic Paleo Popsicles are the vegan dessert to make this summer! Red, white and blue, these refined sugar-free pops are creamy and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. #recipe #paleo

Patriotic Paleo Popsicles are the vegan dessert to make this summer! Red, white and blue, these refined sugar-free popsicles are creamy and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

Labor Day Recipes: Drinks

Cool down with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries and tequila, these margs are the perfect drink to sip all summer! #recipe #cocktail #drink

Cool down this month with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! These tart and slightly sweet cocktails pair beautifully with various dishes and makes the perfect summertime cocktail.