Labor Day Party Recipes

Black Bean and Avocado Salad Labor Day RecipesI can hardly believe that summer is nearly over. With one last official weekend left, I say we end summer with a bang. Wether you decide to have a big party or just spend time in the backyard with the family, these Labor Day party recipes are a genius way to celebrate the final days of the season.

It only seems right to fire up the grill to bid farewell to summer cooking. I love this Sweet and Spicy Mango Grilled Chicken  which goes well with a simple guacamole or gorgeous black bean avocado salad (pictured above).Sweet and Spicy Mango Grilled Chicken Labor Day Recipes

Kabobs are fun, especially when you pair grilled peaches and pork.

Tarragon Peach and Pork Kabobs Labor Day Recipes

Steak always feels celebratory. Throw some on the grill and serve either alongside or on top of spinach to make this summer spinach salad with grilled steak. (Think salad sounds too light for a summer party? This one hits the spot with blue cheese, fresh corn and pecans!)

Spinach Salad with Grilled Steak Labor Day Recipes

Beef and bean taco bites are a festive appetizer that kids and adults will both love. You can even set out the fixin’s and let everyone customize their own bite. Party food at it’s best!

Beef and Bean Taco Bites Labor Day Recipes

Vegetarian tacos can be fabulous, too. The proof is these grilled zucchini and corn tacos with salsa verde.

One Hungry Mama Grilled Zucchini and Corn Tacos Labor Day Recipes

(Then, use the corn cobs to make a simple corn stock that you can freeze so that you have a taste of summer all year long!)

And if we’re talking tacos, let’s bring on the margaritas. Keep them plain—always a fine choice!—or make an easy black currant simple syrup for black currant margaritas. It’s a fab way to kick your drinks up a notch with hardly any extra work.

One Hungry Mama Black Currant Margarita Labor Day Recipes

Keep dessert simple. I love the idea of this make ahead lemonade chocolate chip ice cream. Can you think of a more summery dessert than that?!


Chocolate Chip Lemonad Ice Cream Labor Day Recipes

Enjoy your holiday weekend. And eat well!

Next up… fall!