Last updated January 12, 2014

20 Zestuous Labor Day RecipesAppetizers

This collection of recipes will help you celebrate the end of summer. Gather up your friends and family, light up the grill and enjoy the great outdoors.

Tabasco Grilled Shrimp

Tabasco Grilled Shrimp from ZestuousThese little beauties are simple to make, but boy are they packed with flavor.

 Grilled Crispy Beer Wings

Grilled Crispy Beer Wings from ZestuousMarinated in beer and hot sauce and grilled up to a perfect crisp.

Lemon Pancetta Chicken

Lemon Pancetta ChickenThis is the best summer chicken recipe I’ve ever created. It’s bursting with fresh citrus flavor and is super juicy thanks to the thin pancetta.

Corona Jalapeno Shrimp

Corona Jalapeno Shrimp from ZestuousMarinated in Corona and buttermilk and wrapped with a jalapeno ring.


Garlic Chile Skirt Steak

Garlic Chile Skirt Steak with Fresh Green Bean Salsa and Compound Butter from ZestuousPerfectly seasoned, tender steak topped with a fresh green bean salsa and compound butter.

Grilled Orange Sriracha Pork (or Chicken)

Grilled Orange Sriracha Pork Chops from ZestuousThis versatile recipe can be used for chicken breasts, pork chops, kabobs or even ribs. You prepare the meat with a quick 30-minute marinade in garlic, cherry peppers and green onions. Then, you finish it off with a sweet and slightly spicy glaze.

Rib-eye Steaks

Grilled Rib-eye Steaks from ZestuousSimple secrets to a great rib-eye.

Ribs They’ll Love

Ribs They'll Love from ZestuousYou can make these ribs ahead of time and grill them when the company arrives. The recipe even includes homemade sauce. Fall-off-the-bone delicious!


Grilled Radish Salad

Grilled Radish Salad from ZestuousThese bite-size beauties are juicy, flavorful and tender ~ a perfect summer treat to accompany grilled steak.

Grilled Artichokes

Grilled Artichokes from ZestuousEach cavity is filled with its own lemony butter dipping sauce that marinades the artichoke heart while the leaves get a nice smoky char.

Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese from ZestuousThis recipe creates a simple, rich and super creamy basic macaroni and cheese.

Jimbo’s Baked Beans

Baked Beans from ZestuousWith a mix of zesty sausage and sweet maple syrup, you can’t have a summer barbecue without this classic side.


Mini Fruit Pies

Mini Fruit Pies from ZestuousGrab some fresh fruits and easily make a variety of mini pies to please the crowd.

Caramel Fudge Brownies

Caramel Fudge Brownies from ZestuousThree layers of chocolate, buttery ecstasy.

Bibingka (Filipino Coconut Cake)

Bibingka - Filipino Coconut Cake from ZestuousA thin, unfrosted cake made with sweet rice flour and cream of coconut.

Chocolate Stout Pretzel Toffee Bars

Chocolate Stout Pretzel Toffee Bars from ZestuousOoey gooey dessert bars with chocolate, toffee, pretzels, stout and one shocking ingredient.


Prosecco Mojito

Prosecco Mojito from ZestuousOn a hot summer day, this is the most refreshing cocktail.

Summer Orchard on the Rocks

Peach Basil Cocktail from ZestuousLike drinking a glass of summer: fresh peaches, savory basil and a splash of lime.

Raspberry Sangria

Raspberry Sangria from ZestuousSlightly sweet, a little tart and very refreshing.

Grilled Cocktails

Grilled Cocktails from ZestuousBefore you throw your steaks and chicken on the grill, liven up the party with these grilled cocktails: Grilled Margarita, Grilled Pina Colada and Grilled Peach Bellini.