Goats cheese, pear and lettuce on a plate

Christmas salad recipes

43 Recipes

Serve a fresh winter salad as a starter or side at Christmas. Our festive dishes include ingredients such as warm squash, smoked salmon, chicory and red cabbage.

Goat’s cheese, pear & candied pecan salad

5

(1 rating)

This extra-special vegetarian starter is bursting with contrasting flavours and textures, such as spiralized pear, crunchy roasted nuts and creamy cheese
  • 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Festive red salad

4

(6 ratings)

Cabbage, red onion, apple and beetroot - all the brightest purple fruit and veg makes up this winter salad with sweet vinaigrette
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Tangy chicory salad

0

(0 ratings)

Dress this chicory salad with sherry vinegar, honey and orange for a taste of sunshine in winter. It's ideal for a Christmas buffet served with ham...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas slaw

4.714285

(7 ratings)

A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Yogurt piccalilli & crisp kale salad

0

(0 ratings)

Serve this yogurt piccalilli and crisp kale salad as a side or starter for a dinner party. Make the piccalilli a day ahead and keep in the fridge overnight
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pear & manchego salad

4.5

(4 ratings)

Spruce up a salad with a rosemary, honey and hazelnut crumb to accompany Spanish cheese, sweet fruit and bitter leaves
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cauliflower & carrot salad

4.22222

(9 ratings)

Keep this healthy salad in the fridge to serve with cold meats or cheese
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Peppered mackerel & pink pickled onion salad

5

(4 ratings)

This starter, with its quick pickled onion is impressive, but takes little time as it’s part of making the dressing. You can do it while the turkey is cooking...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Red cabbage salad

3.75

(4 ratings)

This vibrant salad with bacon and blue cheese has contrasting textures and flavours and is a fab way to use up leftovers
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Gravadlax with celeriac & fennel salad

4

(1 rating)

A light salmon starter with a crisp salad and honey and mustard dressing. No cooking required, just gravadlax or smoked salmon plus fresh seasonal produce
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Lobster, green bean & radicchio salad

0

(0 ratings)

This festive seafood starter, finished with a garlicky basil dressing, can be prepared ahead - ideal for a fuss-free dinner for two
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Charred Brussels, beetroot & bulgur salad

0

(0 ratings)

Love your leftovers – use a surplus of festive Brussels and blue cheese in this throw-together, vegetarian seasonal salad that's 2 of your 5 a day...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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