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16 Last-Minute Labor Day Recipes to Throw on the Grill

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It's happened to everyone—you think the cookout starts at 4 P.M., but it actually starts an hour from now (oh, and you could probably use a shower before then), and you promised to bring something. Just throw any of these 16 crowd-pleasing somethings on the grill—they'll be ready to go faster than you will.

Sweet and Savory Burger with Fig Jam, Goat Cheese, and Arugula
Sweet and Savory Burger with Fig Jam, Goat Cheese, and Arugula
Chimichurri Shrimp
Chimichurri Shrimp
Grilled Corn with Basil Butter
Grilled Corn with Basil Butter
Lamb Biftekia with Anchovy, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Mint
Lamb Biftekia with Anchovy, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Mint
Grilled Steak and Romaine Salad with Coconut Dressing
Grilled Steak and Romaine Salad with Coconut Dressing
Grilled Watermelon with Tequila
Grilled Watermelon with Tequila
Grilled Avocado Halves with Cumin-Spiced Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Grilled Avocado Halves with Cumin-Spiced Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema
Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema
Charred Corn and Avocado Salad with Lime, Chili, and Tomato

Charred Corn and Avocado Salad with Lime, Chili, and Tomato by EmilyC

Grilled (or Broiled) Oysters with a Sriracha Lime Butter

Grilled (or Broiled) Oysters with a Sriracha Lime Butter by melissav

Grilled Peach, Halloumi, and Mint "Caprese"
Grilled Peach, Halloumi, and Mint "Caprese"
Fully Grilled Caesar Salad
Fully Grilled Caesar Salad
 Tarragon-Lemon Aioli Served with Grilled Artichokes
Tarragon-Lemon Aioli Served with Grilled Artichokes
Alabama-Style Chicken Kebabs
Alabama-Style Chicken Kebabs
Grilled Fish Hoagies with Za’atar, Harissa Aioli, and Carrot Cilantro Pickle
Grilled Fish Hoagies with Za’atar, Harissa Aioli, and Carrot Cilantro Pickle
Grilled Sambal Shrimp with Peach Salsa
Grilled Sambal Shrimp with Peach Salsa

Share your last-minute, against-all-odds grilling recipe in the comments below.

Tags: labor day grilling, last-minute