Easy Labor Day Recipes

PHOTO: Marcus Samuelsson's iced tea with watermelon iced cubes is shown here.
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As summer sadly comes to a close, celebrate Labor Day with a delicious outdoor meal. We've rounded up recipes that are bound to beat the heat. Refreshingly cool iced tea, charred corn salad and a divine herb-infused rib eye are a few recipes that will make your end-of-summer meal the best yet.

PHOTO: Marcus Samuelsson's iced tea with watermelon iced cubes is shown here.
Fred Lee/ABC; Food Styling/Karen Pickus

Watermelon, honey and lemon juice are frozen into flavored ice cubes. Pop them into your iced tea for a burst of summer flavor.

PHOTO: Marcus Samuelsson's charred corn salad is shown here in this undated photo.
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Quick and easy, this salad adds bright color to your table. Char the corn, add butter, onion, the rest of the ingredients and you're done!

PHOTO: Marcus Samuelsson's grilled rib eye on the bone is shown here.
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Brushed with jalapeno, garlic and scallions, these rib eye steaks pack some serious heat. Herbs, chopped vegetables and olive oil make for a smooth, green vinaigrette.

PHOTO: Emeril's Avocado, Tomato and Vidalia Onion Salad is seen here in this undated photo.
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Summer tomatoes are put to good use with this simple salad. Use leftovers of the salad as a topping on sandwiches. (If there are any.)

PHOTO: Carla Hall prepares a delicious burger for Labor Day.
ABC News; Food styling by Karen Pickus

There's no better tribute to the end of summer than a juicy burger. Flavored with buffalo-style spices, these burgers will give you a taste of tailgating season ahead.

PHOTO: Ted Allen's summer pasta salad with peaches and tomatoes is shown here.
Donna Svennevik/ABC; Food Styling/Karen Pickus

This summer pasta salad uses sliced peaches for a sweet touch. Smoked mozzarella and red pepper flakes balance out the sweetness.

These small pastry puffs are filled with whipped cream and strawberries. Simple to make, they freeze wonderfully if you want to save some for your next party.

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