"No Labor" Labor Day Menus

Make your Labor Day labor free with easy no-cook recipes from Cooking Channel chefs.
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Make David Rocco's Caprese Salad while summer tomatoes are still juicy and sweet. No cooking required.

Make David Rocco's Caprese Salad while summer tomatoes are still juicy and sweet. No cooking required.

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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