Fig, halloumi and lettuce leaf salad on a plate

Christmas salad 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, beetroot and red cabbage.

4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Get your dinner party off to a great start with this salad topped with toasted almonds. Alternatively, it can be made into impressive-looking canapés 

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
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47 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a delicious and seasonal salad with this recipe, which you can customise to your liking

30 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This vibrant Persian side salad is studded with dried fruit, nuts and seeds and finished with crumbled feta - ideal to take along to a Christmas buffet

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This wonderfully light salad is packed with easy-to-find seasonal ingredients and makes a great Christmas starter

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine creamy goat's cheese, crisp apple and earthy beetroot for a simple salad that's bursting with flavour and colour – and it looks impressive plated up

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this broccoli caesar salad for an easy, sophisticated starter. Ready in just 10 minutes, it's ideal for a dinner party or Christmas lunch

10 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Impress guests with this deceptively simple starter, made with pears, goat's cheese, watercress and hazelnuts. It's ready in just 15 minutes, and perfect at Christmas

15 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A rustic and warm root vegetable salad with creamy dressing and lots of healthy watercress leaves - great for a buffet

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A lovely, wintry salad using fresh, seasonal ingredients that you can serve warm or cold. Bright beetroot, crunchy hazelnuts and a punchy mustard dressing

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this cured salmon and prawn dish as a classy starter for a dinner party. It takes a few days of prep, but it’s well worth it for the flavour that you get

40 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up a salad with a rosemary, honey and hazelnut crumb to accompany Spanish cheese, sweet fruit and bitter leaves

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Combine succulent pear, colourful beetroot, spicy chorizo and buttery manchego cheese in this vibrant winter salad that's ideal for sharing with friends

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

We’ve given this classic Middle Eastern bread salad a winter makeover with good-value roasted root veg and a rich, brown-butter yogurt dressing

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A vibrant and substantial salad for two that's rich in calcium, fibre and 4 of your 5-a-day. With toasted cumin, honey and mustard it's rich in flavour too!

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 0.3 out of 5 star rating

Serve up a fibre-rich lunch or side dish with this beetroot, feta and green lentil salad. Bursting with colour, it's full of flavour and nutrients

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A rustic salad with cured beef, blue cheese and chicory teamed sweet pears, and dressed in a red wine vinaigrette

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make the dressing for this super healthy salad in a jar and keep leftovers in the fridge for during the week

15 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
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