Labor Day Appetizer Recipes

Cool dips and spreads make entertaining for Labor Day so easy. So dip in and chill out.

Staff Picks

Fresh Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
I love salsa. I always make it. I made this one and brought it to work. Everyone raved. It is the best salsa I have ever had. The jicama really makes a difference.

Tomato and Mozzarella Bites

Rating: 4.5 stars 387
A great way to serve tomato mozzarella salad. Great presentation; always a hit! You can find the bite-sized mozzarella ('Bocconcini') at most supermarkets. If they are on the larger side, cut them in half.

Tex Mex Black Bean Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 135
This black bean dip is great served with corn or flour tortilla chips. Serve warm or at room temperature.
By Ingrid

All-American Chips and Dip

Rating: 4 stars 9
This fun spin on chips and dip is perfect for any Memorial Day, Labor Day, or Fourth of July celebration.

American Ceviche

Rating: 5 stars 10
This is more of a ceviche gazpacho, because it is marinated and served in clam and tomato juice rather than on a tostada or chips. It is served in a tall beer glass or tall ice cream sundae glass. Have fun improvising this recipe. Serve with chips.

Quick Baked Zucchini Chips

Rating: 4 stars 796
A quick, healthy way to use some of that zucchini from your garden!

Red, White, and Blue Bruschetta

Rating: 5 stars 1
An all-American twist to a classic appetizer.

Cilantro Edamame Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
Traditionally made with chickpeas, this hummus has a new twist using shelled edamame. Serve with pita chips or celery sticks.
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Creamy Dill Cucumber Toasties

Rating: 4.5 stars 976
I got this recipe years ago from a friend of a friend. I love it and make it all the time for parties. It looks great on the platter, and it is super easy! Everyone loves it!
By Dianne McKenzie

Roasted Tomato Salsa I

Rating: 4.5 stars 204
This chunky, smoky salsa tastes amazing with tortilla chips. Roasted tomatoes, garlic, onion and jalapeno are blended with cilantro and cumin to create one of the tastiest and easiest Mexican-inspired recipes you'll ever try.


Rating: 5 stars 7518
Cilantro and cayenne give this classic guacamole a tasty kick. Serve it smooth or chunky.
By Allrecipes Member

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 2796
Quick, no-bake, 7-layer taco dip that has all the classic Mexican flavors.

Inspiration and Ideas

Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa
Rating: Unrated 342
"So refreshing! [I make it] every Labor Day." – Ann S.
Grilled Bacon-Jalapeno Wraps
Rating: Unrated 1422
"Made these on Labor Day weekend. Tasty morsels!" – Steve
Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
Rating: 5 stars 4519

Easy to make, tasty fruit salsa and cinnamon tortilla chips. Great as an appetizer or a snack. Great for anytime!