“Labor-Free” Cooking for Labor Day

Labor Day is supposed to be a day to celebrate hard working people, so who wants to labor over a complicated recipe? Don’t take time away from friends and family preparing food and try these healthy, easy recipes! Plus someone’s got to bring the fruits and vegetables! 🙂


Cucumber Salad

What do you need? Cucumbers (2 large), Red Onion (1/2 onion), Fresh Dill (2-3 Tbsp), White Wine Vinegar (1 1/2 Tbsp), Honey (2 tsp), Pepper and Salt to taste


  1. Slice the cucumbers thin and mix with salt, place in a colander. Let the liquid drip out of the bottom. Then wash and drain the cucumber and place in a salad bowl
  2. Add in the sliced red onion and dill
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the vinegar and honey. Pour on top of the salad
  4. Garnish with pepper and additional fresh dill leaves


Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado and Tomato

What do you need? Fresh corn (5 ears), Olive Oil (1 1/2 Tbsp), Cherry Tomatoes (1 pint), Arugula (2 cups packed), Avocado (1 medium), Red Bell Pepper (1 small), Green Onion (4-5 stalks), Cilantro (1/4 cup)

Dressing – Lime Juice (1/4 cup), Olive Oil (2 Tbsp), Honey (1 Tbsp), Paprika (1 tsp), Onion Powder (1/4 tsp), Salt (3/4 tsp), Pepper (1/4 tsp)


  1. Rub the corn with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the corn on medium heat for 7 minutes, turning every few minutes. Let cool and carefully cut the kernels from the cob, transferring to a large mixing bowl
  2. Add cherry tomatoes, arugula, avocado, bell pepper, green onions and cilantro
  3. For dressing, stir together the lime juice, olive oil, honey, paprika, salt, pepper and onion powder
  4. Pour over the salad and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature

Pina Colada Fruit Salad


What do you need?

1-2 cups each of: Strawberries, Red Grapes, Green Grapes, Blueberries, Pineapple.

Coconut Flakes (1/2 cup loosely packed), Non-alcoholic pina colada mix (1/2 cup, or with alcohol if you prefer), 1/4 cup Pineapple Juice.

Side note – I didn’t use the coconut and almond extra it called for because I didn’t have them 🙂 but it still tasted great!



  1. Cut fruit and place and large bowl. Add coconut and set aside
  2. In separate bowl whisk together pina colada mix and pineapple juice
  3. Pour over fruit, toss to combine


Have a great Labor Day!

❤ Cayenne


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One Comment Add yours

  1. Jyoti Rao says:

    I totally agree! Labor day is supposed to be enjoyed rather than doing extra labor that day. 😀 Thanks for sharing


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