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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 and red cabbage.

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
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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
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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
24 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
11 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Cabbage, red onion, apple and beetroot - all the brightest purple fruit and veg makes up this winter salad with sweet vinaigrette

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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
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
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
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover festive ingredients such as ham, hazelnuts, cranberries and clementines in this light salad - perfect after a week of indulgence

20 mins
Easy
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
6 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
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Keep this healthy salad in the fridge to serve with cold meats or cheese

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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
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
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This Ukrainian dish is traditionally eaten at Christmas - serve on toasted rye bread for a crostini-like starter or party canapé

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of Brussels sprouts with this salad. With bacon, croutons, cranberries and a Caesar-like dressing, it's a different way to enjoy the veg

45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This sumptuous salad is perfect for a group starter and can be whipped up the night before

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
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Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A light lunch or chunky winter starter, all cooked in one pan. Try it with sausages instead of black pudding if you prefer

40 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This fresh, seasonal dish with cured salmon and citrus fruit is as delicious as it is pretty on the plate. Delicately  When it comes to Christmas starters, think pink!

40 mins
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0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

A no-cook, zingy vegetarian salad to serve alongside winter dishes

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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