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

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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.

LuvAnn's Guacamole

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This great dip is always the first to go at our barbeques. It's a simple guacamole, perfect for dipping tortilla chips or serving with tacos. To prevent browning, leave an avocado seed in it until serving.

All-American Chips and Dip

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

Tex Mex Black Bean Dip

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This black bean dip is great served with corn or flour tortilla chips. Serve warm or at room temperature.

American Ceviche

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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

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A quick, healthy way to use some of that zucchini from your garden!

Red, White, and Blue Bruschetta

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An all-American twist to a classic appetizer.

Cilantro Edamame Hummus

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Traditionally made with chickpeas, this hummus has a new twist using shelled edamame. Serve with pita chips or celery sticks.
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You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.

Balsamic Bruschetta

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Simple appetizer - the balsamic vinegar gives it a little kick. Best if the mixture has 1 or 2 hours to blend flavors before serving.

Seven Layer Taco Dip

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I am continuously asked to bring this dip for parties and family get-togethers. People gather around the platter until it's gone.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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This authentic Mexican salsa verde has a fabulous flavor. Use it on chicken enchiladas or as a condiment for any dish that needs a little extra zip!

Inspiration and Ideas

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Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

"So refreshing! [I make it] every Labor Day." – Ann S.

Tomato and Mozzarella Bites

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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.