Happy Sunday! I am so excited to be participating in this week’s Sunday Supper featuring Labor Day Menu Ideas. It has been awhile since I have featured a recipe for Sunday Supper and I am glad to be back. I won’t bore you with all the details, but I had a sneaky virus on my site that had been tricky to remove and it is finally resolved. My site has been moved to a new host and I am back in business.
With that being said, Labor Day is right around the corner and has always been one of my favorite holiday weekends. For me, it marks the end of summer and the beginning of football and the fall season. I love celebrating with one last hurrah by enjoying my favorite summer flavors and grilling out with friends.
Since Labor Day is all about relaxing, I am a big believer in serving simple dishes that focus on the flavors of summer such as burgers, grilled vegetables and luscious fruits. Watermelon has always been one of my favorite summer fruits and I have a fun recipe that is a spin on the classic Italian Caprese Salad. I replace tomatoes with watermelon and create mini skewers with watermelon, mozzarella and basil. It is the ultimate taste of summer and will be a big hit at your next get together.
These can be prepared ahead of time and are great to serve with a nice white wine prior to dinner. I love to feature these during summer dinner parties and always get tons of compliments.
I hope you enjoy this recipe along with the other featured Sunday Supper recipes for your Labor Day weekend. I can’t wait to try some of these awesome dishes and hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with your friends and family.
- 1 small seedless watermelon
- 1 small container of mozzarella balls
- fresh basil, washed
- 3" Bamboo Skewers
- Olive Oil for drizzle
- Melon Ball Scoop
- Slice the watermelon in half and with the melon ball scoop, scoop out at least 24 watermelon balls and set aside.
- To assemble the skewers, place one watermelon ball, the one mozzarella ball (or two of they are small), followed with a piece of fresh basil.
- Place the skewers on a serving dish and drizzle with olive oil.
- Serve and enjoy!
Labor Day Menu Ideas
Scrumptious Labor Day Sides and Starters
- Foil Pack Grilled Potatoes by Hardly A Goddess
- Four Bean Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs by Sunday Supper Movement
- Pasta Salad with Baby Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes by Simple and Savory
- Sausage and Peppers Salad by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Shelly’s Pasta Salad by Soulfully Made
- Sour Cream and Onion Potatoes by Cricket’s Confections
- Thai Spiced Shrimp Cabbage Coleslaw by Food Lust People Love
- Watermelon Caprese Skewers by Eat, Drink & Be Tracy
- Zucchini Parmesan Foil Packets by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Delicious Labor Day Entrees
- BBQ Chicken with Sweetcorn and Chorizo Salsa by Sprinkles and Sprouts
- Fabulous Greek Burgers with Feta and Tzatziki Sauce by My Blissful Mess
- Grilled Hasselback Fajita Chicken by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Maple Turkey Burger with Cheddar, Bacon and Apple by Caroline’s Cooking
- Pork Spiedini Hoagie by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with asparagus by Our Good Life
- Sriracha Deviled Crab Sandwich with Key Lime-Bacon Slaw by Gourmet Everyday
- Tom’s BBQ Spare Ribs by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Vietnamese Grilled Steak Salad by Palatable Pastime
Luscious Labor Day Desserts
- Blueberry Crisp Bars by Pies and Plots
- Fudgy Brownie Trifle with Chocolate Mousse by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Gluten-Free Chirashi Sushi Dessert by NinjaBaker.com
- No Bake Banana Split Pie by This is How I Cook
- Watermelon Treats by The Freshman Cook
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