"No Labor" Labor Day Menus

Make your Labor Day labor free with easy no-cook recipes from Cooking Channel chefs.

Even though summer isn't technically over until September 21, Labor Day marks the unofficial end to a season of cookouts, lazy days by the pool, family beach vacations and shortened Friday workdays.

You've got one last three-day weekend to enjoy, so take advantage. Make your Labor Day labor free with our mix-and-match potluck of no-cook dishes from Cooking Channel chefs.

Appetizers
Chuck Hughes: Spicy Melon and Serrano Ham
David Rocco: Beef Carpaccio With Pomegranate
Laura Calder: Summer Tomato Soup

Salads
Ching-He Huang: Choi Sum and Mixed Vegetable Salad
David Rocco: Insalata Caprese
Roger Mooking: Watercress Salad With Papaya and Cashews
Laura Calder: Fennel and Mushroom Salad
Emeril Lagasse: Orange, Fennel and Black Olive Salad

Mains
Bill Granger: Lobster Sandwiches With Lime Mayonnaise
David Rocco: Tuna and White Bean Salad
Nigella Lawson: Crab and Avocado Wraps
Giada de Laurentiis: Artichoke and Tuna Panini 
Ellie Krieger: L.O.V.E. Wrap Sandwiches

Desserts
Roger Mooking: Yogurt With Mint Gremolata
David Rocco: Strawberries With Balsamic Vinegar
David Rocco: Drunken Peaches
Bal Arneson: Mango Kulfi (Indian Ice Cream)
Nigella Lawson: Raspberry and Oatmeal Swirls

Drinks
Anjum Anand: Strawberry Lassi
Darryl Robinson: Tequila Sangria
Laura Calder: Better Than Citron Presse
Roger Mooking: Calcutta Marys
David Rocco: Coriander Spumante With Lime

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