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Take the Labor Out of Labor Day

Take the Labor Out of Labor Day | Kabobs

Welcome the long holiday weekend in style with an American summer tradition — a tasty Labor Day barbecue! Summer foods take beautifully to the grill and with these easy-to-prepare recipes you’ll have time to get out there and enjoy your day off with your friends and family. 

Here are 12 of our favorite grill-worthy dishes for your summer send-off:

Coconut-Ginger Corn on the CobGrilled Tomato and Romaine Salad

Grilled Vegetable PanzanellaSmoky Grilled Chickpeas with Eggplant and Tomatoes

Grilled Miso Swordfish SteakFirecracker Grilled Salmon

 Perfect BurgersSpicy Grilled Peach and Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Shrimp with Mustard-Seed SauceCoconut Milk-Grilled Chicken

Simple Grilled Beef Short RibsGrilled Tomato and Pepperoni Pizzas

How are you celebrating Labor Day? Share your favorite party and recipe suggestions and tips in the comments section below.

Originally published August 2013. Updated August 2015.

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SEBOKC says …

Can't wait to eat some of your bi-color corn! The corn I bought at WF last year was the best I've eaten in my life....and I've eaten lots of corn.

Eric says …

I'm going to grill romaine for the first time this weekend, and I got some beautiful tomatoes from the Farmer's Market today! This with the grilled salmon and I am very excited!

Wendy says …

This is the perfect season for grilling--at least on the East Coast. We are ending our summer harvest and can take advantage of the last vestiges of summer vegetables like corn and tomatoes. I think that grilling not only imparts a great smoky flavor, but also brings out the best of these veggies, as well as other products like fish. Love grilling corn in its husk. It's easy and delicious.

e campbell says …

Not one recipe for grilled tofu (or seitan or tempeh) in any of your 13 featured dishes? Again it seems Whole Foods wants to keep vegetarians/vegan invisible and cater instead to the majority. Obviously the profits are much greater on a pound of wild caught salmon than on a pound of tofu, but it's sad to see your focus move away from the vegan lifestyle, like the great selection of bulk spices seen in the previous generation of Whole Foods.

Starr Sadaya Beauvais says …

I don't see a share button here! Am I missing it? I'd love to share this with my Facebook family and friends. :-)

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@STARR - We have the "Like" button on the top but not a share button. I will pass along this suggestion!

josephine says …

Av liked the different dishes,may you help me how to prepare it myself, the procedure itself,you should send me the recipe,if possible

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JOSEPHINE - If you click on any of the photos above, it will take you to the recipe page!