Toast goodbye to the summer with these Mediterranean-inspired recipes full of flavor and sunshine. With exciting recipes like zesty watermelon gazpacho, creamy panna cotta ice cream and Greek potato salad, your Labor Day soiree will be the tastiest affair of the season. Here's what to make to knock everyone's socks off:
Here's a sweet version of Spanish gazpacho made with watermelon instead of tomatoes. White wine, basil and seasonal veggies like cucumbers and yellow peppers add flavor and color.
Italian Pasta Salad with Tuna
Seafood is a staple of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Take a cue from the Italians and add tuna packed in olive oil to your next pasta salad. Toss it with arugula, tomatoes and onions for extra flavor.
Lamb Pita Burgers
Fire up the grill to make these succulent lamb burgers. Tucking them into a pita gives them a fun Mediterranean twist. Be sure to garnish with plenty of mint leaves.
Mediterranean Hummus Sandwich
Hummus is a great go-to when planning an outdoor feast. Take it one step further and step up a station where your guests can make their own hummus sandwiches with toppings of their liking.
Mediterranean Potato Salad
If you'd rather skip mayo, try dressing your potato salad it in a garlicky olive oil dressing. Toss some feta cheese into the mix for sharpness and a taste of Greece.
Wash down these tasty Mediterranean-inspired recipes with a refreshing grapefruit punch. This citrus fruit grows along the Mediterranean basin and is great for cooling off on hot days.
Panna Cotta Ice Cream
Get our the ice cream maker to prepare a big batch of this irresistible dessert. Top with fresh strawberries and blueberries for a nice red, white and blue touch to your Labor Day festivities.