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Easy Side Dishes That’ll Do All the Work at Your Labor Day Cookout

Saying goodbye to summer just got a little bit better.

Signaling that the end of summer is nigh, Labor Day weekend means one thing: It’s time for a cookout. Our Memorial Day and Fourth of July barbecues, these were just practice for a last hurrah full of fresh produce, colorful ingredients, and fantastic summer flavors. We're going all in. Every cool salad we pack with crisp greens and sweet fruit, each vegetable dish we pick and shuck just for the occasion, and the warm golden bites we pop right out of the frying oil. Our Labor Day side dishes squeeze every last ounce of summertime onto the picnic blanket or porch table. Please the crowd with our Spicy Grilled Corn Salad, Watermelon Salad, and Best-Ever Succotash, just to start; and make sure to serve up either our Andouille Hush Puppies or Corn Fritters on the side. No matter your plans, these Labor Day cookout ideas will close out the season with a bang.

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