Slow Sunset Days: Recipes to Try this Labour Day Weekend
Labour Day weekend is a great time to get together with family and friends. With the temperature warming, and the sun setting slowly, it is a great opportunity to invite others around for a dinner or lunch. Whether you enjoy sitting on your back deck or eating inside with the spring breeze drifting in through the open doors, there are plenty of delicious recipes to choose from.
We've put together a list of our favourite spring recipes to cook or bake for Labour Day weekend.
Garlic Dill Sunflower Dip
This dip is a delicious alternative to regular chickpea hummus. Comprised of sunflower seeds, this dip is packed with healthy fats, proteins, and antioxidants. The sunflower seeds have a neutral flavour that easily absorb the flavours of the other ingredients such as the dill and the garlic. You will need to soak the sunflower seeds overnight for this one! But it will be worth it. This dip is creamy, garlicky, and easily made with a blender.
Avocado Pesto Salad
With avocados in season, this recipe is perfect to serve this Labour Day weekend. This dish is herby and zesty and will spark conversation with your friends and family. Sprinkle parmesan on top for a cheesy finish.
Creamy Red Pepper Pasta with Burrata & Herbs
This recipe involves cooking your red capsicums, with onions, garlic, and balsamic vinegar in the wok before popping them in the blender. Blending the ingredients together is the perfect way to break up the different parts to create the creamy sauce.
Honey Garlic Butter Baked Salmon
Salmon is a delicious source of protein, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. This recipe is dressed to impress with a coating of honey garlic butter. Yet, this sauce only requires a few ingredients! You could serve with stir-fried greens or salad.
Crispy Miso Chickpea Bowls with Garlic Sesame Dressing
This is wholegrain, hearty meal is an infusion of flavours. Sweet, savoury, and fresh! It’s also easily customisable to different taste preferences. For the grain, you could use brown rice, quinoa, or rice noodles!
Crispy Orange Chicken
This recipe is one of love. It is tangy, sweet, and crispy! Serve this dish with noodles, fried rice, stir fried vegetables, or on its own. Your family will love this meal.
Crispy Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
These hearty, crunchy and addictive wedges are perfect to serve at any family dinner this Labour Day weekend. They are hot, crispy, and soft on the inside. They can be served with tomato sauce, garlic aioli, or any other dipping sauce of choice!
Glazed Raspberry Lemon Cookies
These cookies are as bright as spring itself. Fruity flavours with the zest of lemon in a buttery base is the perfect combination. Give these a try!
Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies
For those who love Reese’s chocolates, this is for you! Peanut butter and chocolate are a flavour match made in heaven with the contrast of salty and sweet. These cookies are best served warm and a perfect for the occasion of Labour Day. Just don’t forget this recipe isn’t suitable for nut allergies!
Carrot Walnut Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot cake is a classic. But for a good reason! It’s the perfect sweet recipe to serve as a desert if you’re hosting a dinner or lunch with friends or family!