Although the start of fall is still a few weeks away, why not use Labor Day weekend to kick off a new season? Whether you plan on hosting or attending a Labor Day weekend backyard BBQ or cookout, access the power of food with these better recipes for appetizers, side dishes, and desserts, all perfect for Labor Day weekend.
Easy Appetizers for the Long Weekend
If you are looking for a more mindful dish or two to share with loved ones, consider whipping up a dip, fruit mix or vegetable salsa.
If hummus is more your style, try one of these homemade hummus recipes, all of which can be made in 20 minutes or less:
Roasted Garlic & Beet Hummus
Turmeric Vegan Sunshine Hummus
Spicy Avocado Hummus
No matter what type of Labor Day appetizer you decide to make, remember to pair it with a box (or two) of almond flour crackers for dipping.
Simple Side Dishes, Small Bites, and Snacks
Many Labor Day festivities involve outdoor activities, so it’s best for your menu to include some small bites, snacks, and side dishes for guests to enjoy while moving around and playing games.
Mango Salsa, Sriracha & Cilantro Cracker Bites
Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Avocado Cracker Bites
Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
If you can’t decide between savory or sweet, try a recipe that combines both flavors with this easy recipe for Spicy Maple Cheddar Snack Mix.
Tip: If you are hosting guests practicing a variety of diets, be sure to include a Plant-Based Cheese Board.
Don’t Forget Dessert
A Labor Day weekend celebration is not complete without something sweet, so don’t forget dessert. Brownies and cookies are a great go-to option, but if you can’t decide between these two sweet treats, try combining them for an epic smash up in this recipe for Brookies.
Prefer fruity over chocolate? Serve up a fresh slice of homemade pie with these recipes for Blueberry Crumble Pie and Double Berry Pie. You can also set out a tray of homemade cupcakes like these Cupcakes on the Grill or Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and Berries.
Got some mini hands on the invite list? Try these mini dessert recipes:
Cake and Fruit Kabobs
Key Lime Crumble Jars
Pina Colada Cupcakes in a Jar
Strawberry Shortcake Bites
Tiny Pineapple Upside Down Cakes
No matter what recipes you decide to make for your Labor Day weekend celebrations, make a more mindful choice that everyone will enjoy using these Labor Day weekend recipes.