Get ready to become the star of your neighborhood's Labor Day celebration with our curated selection of 15+ cookout recipes that are guaranteed to make you the most popular person on the block. Create a culinary extravaganza that will have your neighbors lining up for seconds and begging for your secret recipes.
Turkish Bell Pepper Dip
This Turkish Muhammara Dip is made with juicy bell peppers, walnuts and spices. It is so easy to make and is sure to become your favorite appetizer for a crowd. Get the recipe.
Citrus Slaw with Creamy Grapefruit Dill Dressing
We love fresh, crunchy cabbage-based slaws. They go so well with all of the grilled dishes we are making, plus, they are economical and portable for picnics and potlucks. This Citrus Slaw with Creamy Grapefruit Dill Dressing features citrus in the dressing and in the salad itself. Citrus Slaw with Creamy Grapefruit Dill Dressing.
Dill, Olive and Mushrooms Pasta Salad
Easy and fun Marinated Mushroom Pasta Salad With Green Olives is perfect for picnics or potlucks. Mushrooms make this pasta salad hearty and rich. They also stand up to the bold flavors of the dressing. Be sure to slice the mushrooms thin to make sure they absorb plenty of flavor from the marinade. Get the recipe.
30-Minute Polenta Bites With Olive Tapenade
If you need a 30-minute appetizer idea, these Polenta Bites will do the trick. Tubed polenta is fried until crispy and then topped with a tangy Kalamata Olive-Caper spread. An easy and mouthwatering appetizer that everyone will love. Get the recipe.
Greek Lemon Potatoes
These Roasted Mediterranean Potatoes are fully loaded with lemony oregano, garlic, and olive oil flavors. Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make! No boiling is needed. Try this simple side dish the next time you’re craving something fresh, unique, and flavorful. Get the recipe.
A combination of savory and tangy Brie cheese with sweet fruit spread creates a mouthwatering appetizer that everyone will love. Get the recipe.
The Best Potato Salad
This Healthy Potato Salad with cucumber and tomato in a garlicky yogurt sauce is all you need for summer picnics or BBQs. This simple salad is so easy to make and it's creamy and delicious. Get the recipe.
Juicy Black Bean Burger
Are you ready for the best black bean burger recipe out there? This easy and delicious veggie mushroom burger is healthy and bursting with flavor. And the best part is, it takes just 30 minutes to make it from start to finish! This vegan burger recipe is so good that you will never miss the meat. Get the recipe.
Korean Corn Dogs
Get ready for a taste adventure with Korean Corn Dogs, a delicious and creative spin on the classic corn dog that's taking the world by storm.
These scrumptious snacks combine a crispy, golden batter with a mouthwatering blend of hot dogs, cheese, and a variety of toppings for an unforgettable eating experience. Get the recipe.
Roasted Smashed Potatoes
So easy and delicious, these Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes With Garlic And Dill are a comfort side dish that never disappoints. Naturally vegan and made with just 4 simple ingredients, these crushed red potatoes are great for any occasion. Get the recipe.
Chickpea Caesar's Salad
This easy Caesar Salad is so good, you'll never go back to the original. Even omnivores will never know there’re no anchovies or cheese in the dressing. Get the recipe.
Creamy Avocado Dip
This magical Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce is finger-licking delicious. It takes just 5 minutes to make in a blender and is perfect on tacos, burgers, salads, or just as a side with chips and vegetables. Get the recipe.
Smoked Tomahawk Steaks
Any beef lover is going to love smoked tomahawk steaks. Rich, meaty and delicious, this reverse seared cowboy steak recipe is perfect for any kind of special occasion. All you need to make this smoked beef recipe is a bone-in ribeye steak (also known as a tomahawk), some seasonings and your Traeger grill or pellet smoker. Get the recipe.
Grilled Corn Salad with Parmesan & Parsley
This warm Grilled Corn Salad with Parmesan & Parsley is easy to make but the result is truly elegant. Get the recipe.
Tomato Salad With Garlicky Crunch
Simple but so delicious Heirloom Tomato Salad made with fresh heirloom tomatoes and addictive crunchy topping! Super easy and healthy summer side dish that goes with everything! You'll be hooked! Get the recipe.
Grilled Halloumi And Peaches
Grilled Halloumi + Peaches with Arugula, Jalapeños and a Honey Lemon Vinaigrette is a simple summer meal that's fresh, healthy and absolutely delicious! Get the recipe.
Napa Cabbage Slaw
This Healthy Napa Cabbage Salad aka Slaw is a quick 5 -ingredient side dish recipe that is great to take on a picnic or serve alongside tacos or other mains. It's simple and so delicious. Get the recipe.
Cruffin (Croissant Muffins)Your neighbors lining up for seconds.
This Cruffin recipe is a beautiful and delicious sweet pastry. Unlike a traditional Cruffin that features homemade laminated dough, my Cruffin is made with yeast which makes the whole process so much easier. Get the recipe.
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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.