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50 Best Cold Soups, Crisp Salads, and Other Hot-Weather Fare

50 Best Cold Soups, Crisp Salads, and Other Hot-Weather Fare

Feel brighter, lighter, and cooler with this awesome collection of crisp and refreshing summertime recipes

50 Best Cold Soups, Crisp Salads, and Other Hot-Weather Fare

It’s hot out there this summer, and when the sidewalks are sizzling and body temperatures are rising in sync with the thermometer, the last thing on all our minds is a warm— let alone hot— meal.

The hot summer sun can drain our bodies of energy and nutrients, leaving us feeling lethargic and dehydratednot to mention how uncomfortable it is to be drenched in sticky sweat. So what can we do? How can we cool down?

Aside from taking a dive in the pool, sitting with our faces inches from a fan, sticking our backside in the freezer, or hiding out inside a heavily air-conditioned room, we can actually seek out cool, crisp, and refreshing foods that will reinvigorate our minds, bodies, and taste buds.

Ice pops, gazpachos, slushy cocktails, and chilled salads are all wonderful ways to cool down this August and feel like we have some semblance of control over the invading heat.

When searching for the perfect recipes to include in this refreshing collection, we sought out foods with ripe juiciness, crisp textures, bright flavors, and touches of acid to help us salivate (no dry, parched mouths here).

Also important to note, this collection avoids ultra-sweet treats like ice cream. The combination of heavy cream and sugar can create a sticky, cloying feeling in our mouths, making us feel hot, heavy, and thirsty — things we definitely want to avoid.

Check out this slideshow for hot weather cooking inspiration; we can at least help you to “think cool” until you get the chance to make some of these delicious recipes yourself.

Ajo Blanco

Arugula, Radicchio, and Fennel Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Spicy arugula paired with fresh shaved fennel and tart lemon vinaigrette is great on a hot summer day. It won’t feel heavy on your palate and will wake up your senses with its bright flavors. Check out the recipe here.

Authentic Spanish Gazpacho

The authentic Spanish gazpacho is a cold soup made from tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers, and garlic, then seasoned with olive oil, vinegar, and salt. There are many versions out there (you’ll see many in this slideshow), but this one is the original. Check out the recipe here.

Avocado Basil Cucumber Bites

Looking for a quick mid-afternoon snack? Try these avocado basil cucumber bites for an easy treat that will keep you feeling light, fresh, and cool until dinner. Check out the recipe here.

Avocado, Coconut, and Lime Sorbet

Avocado Soup

This silky soup, paired with the crisp flavors of lime and cilantro, will brighten your mood as well as your day. Find the recipe here.

Bell Pepper and Snap Pea Salad

This recipe is simple and easy: Fresh snap peas and sliced bell peppers are tossed together in a bowl then seasoned with sesame seeds, sesame oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Click here to find the recipe.

BLT Chicken Salad

Allison Beck

The sweet and moist roast chicken is tossed with salty and crisp bacon, then combined with juicy tomatoes and crisp green lettuce. Find the recipe here.

Chilled Buckwheat Noodles With Hot-Sour Tamarind Broth

Chilled Corn Soup

Chilled Fennel Soup

Chilled Poached Salmon Salad With Honey-Yogurt Dressing

Cilantro Grapefruit Cucumber Smoothie

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Cold Cucumber Noodle Soup

Cold, No-Bake Lasagna With Sautéed Zucchini, Tomato Salad, Ricotta, and Pesto Sauce

Cold Sneaky Sesame Noodles

Cold noodles are tossed with cucumbers, scallions, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds then dressed with toasted sesame oil and tahini. Filling and comforting without heating you up! Check out the recipe here.

Cucumber Tofu Bundles

This bite-sized, vegetarian appetizer pairs refreshing cucumber with other Asian-inspired flavors. Click here for the recipe.

Dreamy Bites Ice Cream

OK, how about just a bite of ice cream? You know it will be incredibly hard to resist these delicious little guys on a hot day. Check out the recipe here.

Drenched Watermelon Ice Pops

French Picnic Lentil Salad

This French lentil salad is delicious whether served cold or at room temperature. It holds up well in the fridge for a few days, so make a lot in advance and enjoy multiple cool meals throughout the week. Find the French Picnic Lentil Salad recipe here.

Fresh Tomato Stew and Burrata

Frozen Blueberry Breakfast Bars

Get your morning yogurt and granola in frozen bar form. You can "grab and go" for breakfast or a snack any time of day. Click here for the recipe.

Frozen Sangria

Flavors of mango, peach, white wine, and brandy are blended with ice, resulting in a tantalizing slushie made just for adults. Find the recipe here.

Greek Salad Skewers

Summer appetizers don’t get any easier than these salad skewers stacked with all your favorite Greek salad ingredients. Click here for the recipe.

Green Herb Ceviche With Cucumber

Green Lemonade Smoothie

Harness the true healthy power of spinach with this recipe. This smoothie will make you feel great and ready to take on a hot day.

Click here for the recipe.

Jicama Salad With Mint Crema

Imagine crossing a potato, an apple, and a cucumber, and you have jicama. Jicama is starchy, crisp, and utterly refreshing.

Click here for the recipe.

Mediterranean Watermelon Feta Skewers

Spear cubes of cheese and watermelon between basil and olives on skewers. To serve, arrange the skewers on a platter and drizzle with vinaigrette.

To find the recipe, click here.

Naeng-Myeon Ice-Cold Noodles

The name says it all: “ice-cold.” Korean naeng-myeon noodles contain buckwheat flour that gives them a springy texture. Get the recipe here.

Organic Bruschetta With Garden Tomatoes and Homemade Ricotta

Bread is topped with light, fresh ricotta and sliced tomatoes — you can never go wrong with this dish. Click through for the recipe.

Pineapple-Cucumber Gazpacho

Quinoa Salad With Shaved Raw Vegetables and Carrot-Ginger Dressing

If you’ve only eaten Brussels sprouts and asparagus cooked, you’ll be surprised at how good they are raw and thinly sliced. To find the recipe, click here.

Raw Harvest Kale Salad

When working with kale, it’s important to break down the tough fibers either through massaging with your hands (gloves make this easy) or tossing well with the lemon flaxseed vinaigrette and letting it rest long before serving.

For the recipe, click here.

Refreshing Rosemary Lemonade

What can be more refreshing than lemonade? Try this special recipe that incorporates the tartness of lemons with the savory quality of rosemary. Find the recipe here.

Savory Carrot-Coconut Granita With Cucumber Topping

The combination may sound unusual, but this dish is the perfect cold snack or inter-meal palate cleanser. A combination of coconut and carrot juice becomes a savory iced granita, then is topped with crunchy, fresh cucumbers. Interesting? Yes. Will it cool you down? Absolutely. Click here for the recipe.

Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad

This salad is perfect for that leftover chicken in your refrigerator. Shred it and toss with a gingery vinaigrette; no heat, no fuss, just good eats. Find the recipe here.

Shredded Carrots With Tahini Dressing

Sweet, cool carrots are shredded then dressed in flavorful yet light tahini dressing. Check it out here.

Spinach, Strawberry, and Black Bean Salad

As the title suggests, spinach, strawberry, and black beans scattered with sliced almonds combine to make this great summer salad lunch. Click here for the recipe.

Strawberry-Lime Frozen Cheesecake Pops

Strawberry Soup

Thai Style Quinoa Salad

Crisp sliced cabbage, diced cucumber, shredded carrot, sliced scallion, edamame, and diced red bell pepper are all folded into the quinoa in this filling grain salad. Check out the recipe here.

Triple Tomato Panzanella

Juicy tomatoes are so tantalizing on a hot summer day. This salad is perfect as a side or appetizer and is studded with fresh croutons so it will fill you up.

Click here for the recipe.

Tuna Salad With Grapes and Lemon Tarragon Dressing

Grapes add a contrasting texture, pretty color, and a welcome subtle sweetness that's quite unexpected in this cool tuna salad recipe.

Click here for the recipe.

Tuna Tartare with Cucumber-Cilantro Broth Recipe

Very simple but sensational, this dish is easy to make as the broth can be prepared early in the day and the tuna can be diced and kept refrigerated until ready to mix at the last minute. To find the recipe, click here.

Watermelon Soup With Fresh Lobster

This soup combines the cool sweetness of watermelon, the spiciness of raw ginger, and the salinity of fresh lobster. Salivating yet? Click here to find the recipe.


Cookout Classics for Labor Day

Planning the last big barbecue of the season? These must-have recipes will help you send summer off in the most delicious way possible.

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Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.


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Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.


Cookout Classics for Labor Day

Planning the last big barbecue of the season? These must-have recipes will help you send summer off in the most delicious way possible.

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Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.


Cookout Classics for Labor Day

Planning the last big barbecue of the season? These must-have recipes will help you send summer off in the most delicious way possible.

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Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.


Cookout Classics for Labor Day

Planning the last big barbecue of the season? These must-have recipes will help you send summer off in the most delicious way possible.

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Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.


Cookout Classics for Labor Day

Planning the last big barbecue of the season? These must-have recipes will help you send summer off in the most delicious way possible.

Related To:

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Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.


Cookout Classics for Labor Day

Planning the last big barbecue of the season? These must-have recipes will help you send summer off in the most delicious way possible.

Related To:

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo By: Christopher Testani

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Photo By: Kana Okada © 2012, Kana Okada

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo By: Con Poulos ©Con Poulos

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Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.


Cookout Classics for Labor Day

Planning the last big barbecue of the season? These must-have recipes will help you send summer off in the most delicious way possible.

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Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Con Poulos ©Con Poulos

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli

Photo By: JOSEPH STANFORD PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo By: Christopher Testani

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kana Okada © 2012, Kana Okada

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Yunhee Kim ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Con Poulos ©Con Poulos

Photo By: Christopher Testani

Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.


Cookout Classics for Labor Day

Planning the last big barbecue of the season? These must-have recipes will help you send summer off in the most delicious way possible.

Related To:

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Con Poulos ©Con Poulos

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli

Photo By: JOSEPH STANFORD PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo By: Christopher Testani

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kana Okada © 2012, Kana Okada

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Yunhee Kim ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Con Poulos ©Con Poulos

Photo By: Christopher Testani

Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.


Cookout Classics for Labor Day

Planning the last big barbecue of the season? These must-have recipes will help you send summer off in the most delicious way possible.

Related To:

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Con Poulos ©Con Poulos

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli

Photo By: JOSEPH STANFORD PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo By: Christopher Testani

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kana Okada © 2012, Kana Okada

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Yunhee Kim ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Con Poulos ©Con Poulos

Photo By: Christopher Testani

Grilled Cheeseburgers

The beauty of these classic burgers is that they&rsquore incredibly versatile. Load them them with traditional fixings (like American cheese, lettuce tomato and red onion) or deck them out with the most-outrageous toppings you can think of. Either way, they&rsquoll be delicious!

Corn Salsa

Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings

Marinate your wings in an easy sweet-and-spicy mixture, then grill them in a foil pack for mess-free cooking (you&rsquoll still need napkins for eating, though!).

Rainbow Coleslaw

It just wouldn&rsquot be an end-of-summer cookout without a few classics, coleslaw being one of them. Trisha&rsquos version is tangy and crunchy, perfect with whatever you&rsquore grilling up.

Turkey Club Kebabs

What&rsquos the one thing you probably haven&rsquot grilled all summer? Turkey. We like turning it into bacon-wrapped kebabs &mdash for sandwiches!

Grilled Picnic Corn

This kicked-up, grilled corn tastes great eaten right from the cob (stick a popsicle stick into one end for easier handling!) but it also makes a great salad. Simply cut the corn off the cob after you char it and then toss it with the other ingredients.

Frozen Sangarita

Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs &mdash without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

Pepperoni Potato Salad

A tasty twist on classic potato salad? Add some Italian flavors! Ree tosses in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, basil and pepperoni. Yum!

Barbecue Cheeseburgers

7-Layer Pasta Salad

Fresh Peach Cake

Grilled Pesto Pizza with Marinated Mozzarella and Tomatoes

These grilled pizzas are slathered with summery pesto and fresh tomatoes &mdash perfect for your end-of-season cookout.

Dijon Chicken Wings

Chicken or Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Looking for a simple twist on grilled ribs? Michael Symon uses buttermilk powder and a mix of dried spices from the pantry to give them a Ranch-inspired flavor.

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Double Patty Veggie Burger

These meatless burgers are ready in a flash, leaving you enough time to make a homemade special sauce for topping them.