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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

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
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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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6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Try this main meal twist on a seventies classic

10 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bypass bread croutons and a heavy cream dressing and instead serve up a crispy, fruity salad with shellfish

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Liven up weeknight meals and barbecues with this superhealthy side salad

15 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

This earthy and vegetarian rice pilaf is good for feeding a crowd, so works well on a buffet table

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A mix of chilli, lime, sesame and soy turns a traditional smoked salmon starter into a spicy taste sensation

30 mins
Easy
11 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This speedy salad can be whipped up as an impressive starter - the fish is completely lifted by contrasting flavours

25 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Gary Rhodes' perfect starter for a Boxing day lunch, made with lots of leftovers from the day before

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A simple and lightly spiced salad is the perfect accompaniment to your favourite lamb, chicken or fish dish

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Peas and ham don't just partner well in soup - try them together in a fresh, minty salad platter, great for a buffet party

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A simply stylish salad that will make an impressive dinner party starter this Christmas

45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This coleslaw uses a vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise to create a super healthy veggie salad dish

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A crispy, fresh vegetarian salad to use up those winter vegetables

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

An ideal side for ham, this salad gets added kick from the horseradish and vinegar

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Here's a seasonal, vegetarian salad which will complement any festive menu perfectly

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

John Torode's bitter leaf salad and vinaigrette are a good foil to a creamy tart or rich ham

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Fat, juicy scallops are always a treat- the secret is not to overcook them and to team with contrasting sweet flavours

35 mins
A challenge
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This simple salad is perfect for a post-Christmas lunch - it makes the most of storecupboard ingredients too.

20 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Cool down a curry with this fresh and light fruity salad with toasted creamy coconut, parsley, onion and lime

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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