Recipe: Homemade Black Bean Burgers
Labor Day is said to be the final farewell to summer, so plan a menu that celebrates the bumper crop of flavorful fruits and veggies, and fire up the grill. Whether you're hosting a backyard bash or simply gathering family around the table, here is some recipe inspiration to help you enjoy the long weekend.
Main Dishes That Wow ...
Grilled Shrimp with Mustard-Seed Sauce. Fast, delicious and fun! These Indian-inspired peel-and-eat shrimp are just the thing to complete a summer meal. Plus, preparation only takes a few minutes and a couple bowls.
Coconut Milk Grilled Chicken. This Thai-inspired grilled chicken is a juicy and flavorful crowd-pleaser.
Simple Grilled Beef Short Ribs. English-style beef short ribs are generously portioned and extremely flavorful ribs that come from the ends of the rib roast. Grilling them requires little effort for a terrifically rich and beefy payoff. (See step-by-step directions in our how-to-video.)
Crowd-Pleasing Side Dishes ...
Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber, and Red Onion Salad. This is the light and refreshing summer salad you're looking for. Tip: Choose tomatoes of different colors and sizes for a beautiful presentation.
Grilled Vegetable Panzanella. In a nod to the Italian classic recipe, this grilled bread salad makes the most of summer squash.
Green Beans with Tangy Shallot-Yogurt Dressing. Add a zingy to crisp green beans with a lemon-spiked Greek yogurt-based dressing. Great chilled or at room temperature.
Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro-Lime Dressing. Swap out the usual fries or roasted potatoes for tender grilled sweet potatoes and earn applause.
Desserts for a Sweet Conclusion ...
Recipe: Fresh Fig Galette
Fresh Fig Galette. Sweet fresh figs unite with a tangy whole grain crust in this recipe that can be prepared ahead of time and chilled until ready to bake.
Strawberries and Ice Cream with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction. This easy recipe features rich ice cream, tangy and sharp balsamic vinegar and sweet berries.
Raw Berry Crisp. A no-cook version of berry crisp with topped with rich nuts and sweet dates? Yes, please!
Melon Ambrosia. Put refreshing summer cantaloupe and honeydew melons at the forefront with this creamy vegan fruit salad.
Toast-Worthy Drinks ...
Recipe: Rosé Spritzer
Rosé Sprizer. Thankfully this picture-perfect warm-weather cocktail is easy to make.
Homemade Ginger Ale. Easy, bubbly and refreshing — what more do you need in a drink?
Salty Lager. The remedy to a hot summer afternoon, this thirst-quencher pairs the bright, sunny taste of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice with cold, crisp lager.
Melon Seed Agua Fresca. Yes, you can make your own creamy and refreshing agua fresca.