Delicious Labor Day Recipes

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Are you looking for Labor Day Recipes? We’ve got you! Try our delicious recipes from appetizers and vibrant salads to grilled kebabs and delicious desserts. Celebrate the end of summer with these easy recipes that you can put together for a fun outdoor feast.

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Appetizers To Try

Whipped feta

5 from 16 votes

Best Whipped Feta Dip Recipe

Ready in 10 minutes, this creamy whipped feta dip is super easy and tasty. Top with walnuts and serve with pita for a unique mezze at any gathering! Follow along to learn about which feta to select and how to make the best feta dip ever!
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pita bread dipped into whipped feta.

Fried Halloumi with Honey

Fried halloumi with honey on a white plate.
5 from 13 votes

Fried Halloumi with Honey

Fried halloumi is tasty, easy and ready in 5 minutes. Once fried, crispy halloumi is paired with spicy honey to make a tasty appetizer in no time.
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Fried halloumi with honey on a white plate.

Best Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

Ready in 15 minutes, this cucumber sandwich is like no other. Forget about cream cheese, the combination of feta, walnut and herbs takes this classic sandwich to a whole new level.
5 from 6 votes

Best Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

Ready in 15 minutes, this cucumber sandwich is like no other. Forget about cream cheese, the combination of feta, walnut and herbs takes this classic sandwich to a whole new level.
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Ready in 15 minutes, this cucumber sandwich is like no other. Forget about cream cheese, the combination of feta, walnut and herbs takes this classic sandwich to a whole new level.

Creamy Whipped Ricotta Recipe

5 from 15 votes

Creamy Whipped Ricotta Recipe

Whipped ricotta is creamy, light and ready in 10 minutes. Topped with herbs, olives and nuts, you can serve it as a dip or spread with some fresh bread.
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Caprese Skewers Appetizer

5 from 18 votes

Caprese Skewers Appetizer

These caprese skewers are super easy, ready in 10 minutes and perfect for entertaining. Made with 4 ingredients including mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, this appetizer is crowd pleasing and tasty. 
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These caprese skewers are super easy, ready in 10 minutes and perfect for entertaining. Made with 4 ingredients including mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, this appetizer is crowd pleasing and tasty.

Green Goddess Salad

5 from 12 votes

Green Goddess Salad Recipe

This viral TikTok green goddess salad is delicious! Ready in 15 minutes, this salad can be served as a side, dip or sandwich topping.
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This viral TikTok green goddess salad is delicious! Ready in 15 minutes, this salad can be served as a side, dip or sandwich topping.

Easy Persian Appetizer Platter

5 from 16 votes

Persian Appetizer Platter

Persian Appetizer Platter is a great choice for gatherings and parties. This platter is ready in 10 minutes and can be served as an afternoon snack too, it'll be great with a cup of tea!
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Persian appetizer platter is a great choice for gatherings and parties. This platter is ready in 10 minutes and can be served as an afternoon snack too, it'll be great with a cup of tea!

Turkish Ezme Recipe

4.91 from 33 votes

Turkish Ezme Recipe

Ezme is a classic Turkish sauce, condiment and appetizer that’s usually served on the side of kebabs with some fresh bread. It’s ready in 10 minutes and is so delicious thanks to tomatoes, peppers and herbs.
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Ezme is a classic Turkish sauce, condiment and appetizer that’s usually served on the side of kebabs with some fresh bread. It’s ready in 10 minutes and is so delicious thanks to tomatoes, peppers and herbs.

Mediterranean mezze platter

5 from 9 votes

Mediterranean Mezze Platter

A tasty mezze platter is a cornerstone of any Mediterranean party. Learn how easy it is to build a Mediterranean mezze platter in just 10 minutes that will impress your guests and delight your taste buds!
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A tasty mezze platter is a cornerstone of any Mediterranean party. Learn how easy it is to build a Mediterranean mezze platter in just 10 minutes that will impress your guests and delight your taste buds!

 Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

5 from 14 votes

Hummus Recipe

This is the ultimate homemade hummus recipe. It’s smooth and creamy with a bright flavor, and pairs perfectly with bread! Follow along for tip and tricks, a video tutorial and complete details!
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This is the ultimate homemade hummus recipe. It’s smooth and creamy with a bright flavor, and pairs perfectly with bread! Follow along for tip and tricks, a video tutorial and complete details!

Eggplant Caponata Recipe

4.62 from 91 votes

Eggplant Caponata Recipe

Eggplant caponata is an easy recipe that’s full of flavor. This vegetarian eggplant recipe is made with fresh vegetables and is very simple to make. 
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Eggplant caponata is an easy recipe that's full of flavor. This vegetarian eggplant recipe is made with fresh vegetables and is very simple to make.

Tirokafteri (Greek Spicy Feta Dip)

5 from 5 votes

Tirokafteri (Greek Spicy Feta Dip)

Tirokafteri is a classic spicy Greek feta dip that's ready in 5 minutes. Made with creamy feta and roasted red peppers, you can enjoy this dip as part of a mezze platter with some pita bread.
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Tirokafteri is a classic spicy Greek feta dip that's ready in 5 minutes. Made with creamy feta and roasted red peppers, you can enjoy this dip as part of a mezze platter with some pita bread.

Muhammara Roasted Red Peppers and Walnut Dip

4.89 from 9 votes

Muhammara Recipe (Syrian Red Pepper Dip)

Muhammara is a tasty roasted red pepper dip from Aleppo, Syria. This classic Muhammara recipe is made with roasted red peppers, walnuts and olive oil.
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Muhammara is a tasty roasted red pepper dip from Aleppo, Syria. This classic Muhammara recipe is made with roasted red peppers, walnuts and olive oil.

Baked Feta Recipe with Honey And Zaatar

4.95 from 17 votes

Baked Feta Recipe with Honey And Zaatar

This 20-minute baked feta recipe is easy and makes a delicious appetizer. It's made with only five ingredients and is topped with honey and zaatar. 
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This baked feta recipe is easy and makes a delicious appetizer. It's made with only five ingredients and is topped with honey and zaatar.

Tzatziki (Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce)

4.93 from 38 votes

Tzatziki Recipe (Greek Cucumber Sauce)

This classic tzatziki recipe is made with just a few ingredients and will be ready in only 10 minutes. It's perfect for vegetables, meat, or simply as a dip. Check out our video and step-by-step tutorial.
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This classic tzatziki recipe is made with just a few ingredients and will be ready in only 10 minutes. It's perfect for vegetables, meat, or simply as a dip. Check out our video and step-by-step tutorial.

Baba Ganoush

5 from 4 votes

The Best Baba Ganoush Recipe

Baba ganoush is a classic middle eastern eggplant recipe. Charred eggplant mixed with tahini makes a delicious dip that you can make in 30 minutes!
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Baba ganoush is a classic middle eastern eggplant recipe. Charred eggplant mixed with tahini makes a delicious dip that you can make in 30 minutes!

Turkish Zucchini Fritters (Mucver)

Overhead shot of mucver Turkish zucchini Fritters.
5 from 13 votes

Turkish Zucchini Fritters Recipe Mucver

Mucver or zucchini fritters is a classic Turkish dish that's ready in 30 minutes. This recipe calls for fresh zucchini and herbs and it's very simple to make. 
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Mucver or zucchini fritters is a classic Turkish dish that's ready in 30 minutes. This recipe calls for fresh zucchini and herbs and it's very simple to make.

Light Summer Appetizer Board

4.86 from 7 votes

Light Summer Appetizer Board

With just a few quality ingredients, you can put together a nice and light appetizer board that will satisfy all your cravings.
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With just a few quality ingredients, you can put together a nice and light appetizer board that will satisfy all your cravings.

Marinated Feta

Marinated feta recipe
5 from 13 votes

Best Marinated Feta Recipe

Marinated feta takes only 5 minutes to make and is the perfect appetizer. You can make it ahead of time and enjoy it later. Cubes of creamy feta are coated with olive oil, spices, herbs and lemon peel, making this the ultimate Mediterranean snack!
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Marinated feta on a platter with veggies and bread.

Fried Eggplant and Tomatoes

5 from 12 votes

Fried Eggplant Recipe with Tomatoes

Fried eggplant with tomatoes are the easiest side dish. Fresh eggplant and tomatoes fried to perfection and are topped with crispy garlic.
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Fried eggplant with tomatoes are the easiest side dish. Fresh eggplant and tomatoes fried to perfection and are topped with crispy garlic.

Ajvar (Roasted Red Pepper Relish)

Ajvar is a Serbian roasted red pepper sauce.
5 from 12 votes

Ajvar Roasted Red Pepper Relish

Ajvar is a delicious relish made with roasted red bell peppers and eggplants. It's perfect with meat and vegetables or as a spread with some fresh bread.
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Serbian roasted red pepper sauce known as ajvar.

Pan Con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Bread)

5 from 14 votes

Pan Con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Bread)

Pan con tomate is a Spanish tomato bread from Catalonia. It calls for 4 ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes. Crusty bread and fresh tomatoes make this Spanish tapa very delicious.
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Salads To Serve On Labor Day

Grilled Peach Salad with Zaatar and Feta

5 from 2 votes

Grilled Peach Salad with Zaatar and Feta

Ready in 20 minutes, this grilled peach salad recipe is a versatile option for adding bold flavors to your lunch or dinner table. Juicy peaches are grilled, added to greens, and then topped with feta, zaatar and walnuts to make a delicious salad.
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Ready in 20 minutes, this grilled peach salad recipe is a versatile option for adding bold flavors to your lunch or dinner table. Juicy peaches are grilled, added to greens, and then topped with feta, zaatar and walnuts to make a delicious salad.

Burrata with Tomatoes and Peach

5 from 10 votes

Burrata with Tomatoes and Peach

Creamy burrata with tomatoes and peaches present a delightful combination of flavors, ready in just 10 minutes. I drizzle it with balsamic glaze and serve it with crusty toasted bread as a salad or an appetizer. This dish is the perfect addition to any table!
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A fork grabbing burrata and tomatoes.

Creamy Cucumber Salad With Yogurt

Creamy cucumber salad with yogurt.
5 from 6 votes

Creamy Cucumber Salad With Yogurt

This creamy cucumber salad is made with yogurt, which makes it lighter and healthier than salads with mayonnaise-based dressings. There's nothing difficult about this recipe: it's ready in just 10 minutes and uses common pantry samples.
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Creamy cucumber salad with yogurt.

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

watermelon salad with feta and mint.
5 from 15 votes

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

Bring summer to the table with this watermelon salad! Sweet watermelon pairs well with salty feta and cucumbers, making this feta watermelon salad recipe a delicious summer treat.
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watermelon salad with feta and mint.

Turkish Smoky Eggplant Salad

smoky eggplant dip Turkish style on a wooden backdrop.
5 from 15 votes

Turkish Smoky Eggplant Salad

This Turkish eggplant salad is uniquely delicious. Charred eggplant and bell peppers are combined with tomatoes, herbs and spices for a delightful convergence of flavors. Like other Mediterranean salads, key ingredients include olive oil, lemon juice and sumac.
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smoky eggplant dip Turkish style on a wooden backdrop.

The Best Mediterranean Salad Recipe

4.83 from 29 votes

The Best Mediterranean Salad Recipe

This Mediterranean salad is loaded with fresh vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs. This fresh salad is flavored with a delicious dressing.
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This Mediterranean salad is loaded with fresh vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs

Mediterranean Potato Salad

4.72 from 42 votes

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Mediterranean potato salad is so easy and simple. It’s made with only a few ingredients and is packed with flavor thanks to a homemade zaatar dressing. 
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Mediterranean potato salad.

Classic Caprese Salad

5 from 20 votes

Italian Caprese Salad Recipe

This caprese salad recipe is an Italian classic made with fresh mozzarella and juicy tomatoes. It takes only 10 minutes to make this salad and fresh and quality ingredients is the key to its great flavor.  
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Turkish White Bean Salad (Piyaz)

White bean salad piyaz.
4.82 from 32 votes

Turkish White Bean Salad

This Turkish white bean salad is ready in just 10 minutes. It's an easy and tasty side dish that pairs nicely with many Mediterranean flavors.
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White bean salad piyaz.

Turkish Homemade Potato Salad

4.91 from 11 votes

Turkish Homemade Potato Salad (Patates Salatasi)

Learn how to make homemade potato salad Turkish style. This no mayo potato salad is flavored with fresh herbs and delicious spices. 

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Turkish potato salad recipe.

Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad

cucumber tomato feta salad.
4.70 from 10 votes

Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad

This cucumber tomato feta salad is easy, simple ready in 10 minutes! It's made with just a few ingredients and is perfect for any day!
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cucumber tomato feta salad.

Fattoush Salad Recipe 

4.86 from 28 votes

Fattoush Salad Recipe

This authentic Lebanese fattoush salad is a Middle Eastern classic. Fresh chopped salad is flavored with crispy toasted pita and a bright, zesty dressing.
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fattoush salad.

Tortellini Pasta Salad Mediterranean Style 

5 from 10 votes

Tortellini Pasta Salad Mediterranean Style

Ready in 30 minutes, this tortellini pasta salad with a Mediterranean twist is the perfect side dish for any potluck or a quick lunch.
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Tortellini salad overhead shot.

Best Creamy Shrimp Pasta Salad

4.75 from 4 votes

Creamy Shrimp Pasta Salad

This easy shrimp pasta salad is packed with so much flavor. Learn how to make the best shrimp macaroni salad that will rock your parties and potlucks.
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creamy shrimp salad recipe.

Salad Shirazi Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad

4.84 from 65 votes

Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad)

Shirazi salad is a Persian cucumber tomato salad that's easy to prepare and packed with flavors. This classic Persian salad can be served with any main dish. 
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Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It's refreshing, healthy and easy.

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad Recipe

5 from 16 votes

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad Recipe

Here's a green bean salad recipe with a Mediterranean twist that can be ready in 20 minutes. Topped with crispy shallots and feta, this salad is packed with a lot of bright flavors. This salad keeps well, so it's fine to make it ahead of time.
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Here's a green bean salad recipe with a Mediterranean twist that can be ready in 20 minutes. Topped with crispy shallots and feta, this salad is packed with a lot of bright flavors. This salad keeps well, so it's fine to make it ahead of time.

Labor Day Recipes – Main Dishes

Best Ever Beef Shish Kabob

4.70 from 23 votes

Best Ever Beef Shish Kabob

An easy beef shish kabobs recipe that’s packed with amazing flavors. Learn all the tips and tricks for making the best shish kabobs at home.
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An easy beef shish kabobs recipe that's packed with amazing flavors. Learn all the tips and tricks for making the best shish kabobs at home.

Grilled Kofta Kebab Recipe

kofta kebeb recipe
5 from 5 votes

Grilled Kofta Kebab Recipe

This kofta kebab recipe is a cornerstone of Middle Eastern cuisine. Learn how to make juicy kofta kebab on the grill and serve with pita, veggies and tahini sauce.
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kofta kebeb recipe

Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe

Grilled lamb chops.
5 from 11 votes

Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe

Grilled lamb chops are tender and delicious thanks to a tasty marinade. Learn how grill lamb chops that are incredibly juicy and flavorful!
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A few grilled lamb chops on a platter.

Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Burgers

5 from 15 votes

Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Burgers

This grilled lamb burger is juicy, easy and ready in 20 minutes. It's seasoned with Mediterranean spices and served with sumac onions and a tasty yogurt sauce.
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Harissa Grilled Chicken Thighs

Harissa grilled chicken thighs
5 from 5 votes

Harissa Grilled Chicken Thighs

Let's grill chicken thighs with harissa and garlic! Learn how to prepare grilled chicken thighs that are juicy and delicious with my tips and tricks.
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A platter of grilled chicken on a grey surface.

Shish Tawook

4.83 from 41 votes

Shish Tawook Recipe

Shish Tawook is a Lebanese chicken dish that’s simple yet so delicious. Tender chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon and garlic makes one delicious meal for the family. 
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Shish Tawook is a Lebanese chicken dish that's simple yet so delicious. Tender chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon and garlic makes one delicious meal for the family.

Shrimp Kabobs

5 from 5 votes

Shrimp Kabobs with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Ready in 30 minutes, these shrimp kabobs are perfect for any day of the week. This recipe is packed with flavor thanks to the best marinade!
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Ready in 30 minutes, these shrimp kabobs are perfect for any day of the week. This recipe is packed with flavor thanks to the best marinade!

Perfect Grilled Steak with Garlic Herb Sauce

5 from 6 votes

Perfect Grilled Steak with Garlic Herb Sauce

This perfect grilled steak is easier than you think! With a simple seasoning and a flavorful garlic herb sauce, this steak will be the star of your dinner table.
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This perfect grilled steak is easier than you think! With a simple seasoning and a flavorful garlic herb sauce, this steak will be the star of your dinner table.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled shrimp skewers.
5 from 21 votes

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon Herb Sauce

Grilled shrimp skewers are perfect for when you're ready to fire up the grill but find yourself in the mood for seafood. Learn how to make shrimp grilled to perfection, then topped with a zesty lemon herb sauce. Threading the shrimp on the skewers will keep them from falling between the grates, making grilling so much easier.
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Grilled shrimp skewers are perfect for when you're ready to fire up the grill but find yourself in the mood for seafood. Learn how to make shrimp grilled to perfection, then topped with a zesty lemon herb sauce. Threading the shrimp on the skewers will keep them from falling between the grates, making grilling so much easier.

Mediterranean Chicken Shish Kabob

4.82 from 11 votes

Mediterranean Chicken Shish Kabob

Easy chicken shish kabob recipe made on the grill or in the oven. This Mediterranean chicken kabobs are flavored with delicious spices and are quick to make. 
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Easy chicken shish kabob recipe made on the grill or in the oven. This Mediterranean chicken kabobs are flavored with delicious spices and are quick to make.