A bowl of cranberry and chestnut falafel

Healthy Christmas buffet recipes

16 Recipes

Who says Christmas can't be healthy? Get inspired with our healthy festive buffet ideas that will prove a big hit at any party or family gathering.

Cranberry & chestnut falafel

4.714285

(7 ratings)

Add a bit of seasonal spirit to your chickpea bites with fruit and nuts. Serve with a creamy yogurt dip and fresh coriander
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Honey-roast beetroot

4.51724

(29 ratings)

This is lovely hot or cold, and even better a day later when flavours have developed
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Rainbow winter dips & crudités

0

(0 ratings)

Who says party food can't be healthy? Enjoy this selection of dips – featuring beetroot, butternut squash and caramelised onion – alongside veg crudités and breadsticks...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mini chicken fajitas

5

(6 ratings)

These Mexican inspired party nibbles are filled with spicy chipotle chicken and peppers - make ahead for fuss-free entertaining
  • 43 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Big ham salad

4.25

(4 ratings)

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

Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

5

(4 ratings)

This braised cabbage side is a super healthy and versatile dish with a rich, deep-red colour enhanced by the addition of the Port
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Cauliflower, rice & lentil salad

3.666665

(3 ratings)

This earthy and vegetarian rice pilaf is good for feeding a crowd, so works well on a buffet table
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Beetroot & rye tartines

4

(1 rating)

If you're keen to rustle up lighter party nibbles for a celebration, these low-calorie beetroot tartines with pastrami or mackerel are ideal...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
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