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Don’t you love long holiday weekends? I think Labor Day is the perfect excuse to get together with friends to celebrate the end of summer. Let’s enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!

recipe ideas for labor day

In case you need to bring a dish to your upcoming celebration, below are a few of my favorite recipe ideas that are sure to please a crowd. All of them are naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and most are vegan, too. (A few are sweetened with honey– use maple syrup as a vegan alternative.) I hope enjoy them!

Salads & Sides

salad and side recipes for labor day

1. Chickpea & Avocado “Egg” Salad
2. Garden Vegetable Salad Rolls with “Peanut” Dipping Sauce
3. Creamy Vegan Potato Salad
4. Classic Creamy Coleslaw
5. Vegan Mac n’ Cheese
6. Quinoa “Pasta” Salad
7. All Hail Kale Salad
8. Sweet Potato Vegan Queso Dip
9. Kale Salad with Peach Vinaigrette

Sweet Treats

dessert recipes for labor day

1. Pineapple Whip
2. Chocolate Pecan Crumble Bars
3. Instant Peach Ice Cream
4. Healthy Fudgsicles
5. Paleo Berry Crisp
6. Raw Chocolate Cheesecake
7. Vegan & Paleo French Silk Pie
8. Healthy Ice Pops
9. Chewy Vegan & Paleo Brownies

Wishing you all a very happy weekend!

Reader Feedback: What are you planning to make this weekend? Feel free to share more recipes in the comments below!

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Megan Gilmore

Hi, I’m Megan. A former fast food junkie turned best-selling cookbook author. I create healthy recipes made with simple ingredients to make your life easier.

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  1. When making the French Silk Pie, which I can hardly wait to try, is there a substitute for Agar Agar flakes? I have all the other ingredients in the house, but agar agar flakes. In fact never heard of them. Enjoy your week-end.

    1. If you’re not vegetarian, you can try using gelatin as a substitute. Check out the comments below that recipe for ideas– I think a few people shared the ratios they used!