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Whether you are planning a huge barbecue or relaxing beach outing for Labor Day, you'll need quick and easy food to bring along. These beach-friendly dishes are easy to make, portable and still taste great when served out of a cup or small bowl. Make sure you pack enough cutlery to bring along and ice to keep the food cold.
FDL tip: Freeze water bottles and use them to pack your cooler - as the bottles thaw they'll keep the food cool and remain refreshing to drink.
When faced with a time crunch, couscous is always a winner. This quick and tasty salad is laced with cumin and is made colorful with the addtion of eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini.
This stacked salad is elegant and delicious. Walnuts add a nice crunch that balances the creaminess of the blue cheese. If you can't find celeriac, substitute with celery or jicama.
Sauteed kale and creamy mascarpone cheese make a great dip for this easy-to-make Italian crostini. Be sure to pack the dip separately to avoid making the bread soggy.
This savory watermelon salad gets kicked up a few notches with the addition of shrimp and pearls of mozzarella. It's an unsual but delicious pairing that will be sure to earn you praise.
Perfect for those wtih a sweet tooth, these cookies are the ultimate beach-friendly dessert. They won't melt away under the sun so you'll be able to enjoy them anytime. Sticky fingers? Just rinse them off in the sea.