Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial last hurrah for summer, which means it should be filled with ice cream, swimming, and sunshine—not preparing meals!
That’s why when we’re facing a long weekend, we like to fill the fridge with ready-to-eat meal components that can be mixed and matched for snacks, lunch, and dinner. More fun, less work.
Here are a few of our favorite dishes that can be made ahead of time and eaten right from the refrigerator—including our new favorite Summer Pasta Salad with Pecorino and Dill.
Summer Pasta Salad with Pecorino and Dill
Raw Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa
Crème Fraîche Chicken Salad
Plant-Forward Ranch Dip
Seared Broccoli with Peanut Sauce
Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Farro Caprese Salad
Soba Noodle Salad
Italian-Style Sub Sandwich
Potato Salad with Tuna, Olives, and Red Pepper