A bowl of cranberry and chestnut falafel

Healthy Christmas buffet 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.

9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
33 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This is lovely hot or cold, and even better a day later when flavours have developed

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A sweet, crunchy cabbage dish with a superhealthy boost of vitamin C

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 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
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A delicious filling yet low-calorie starter

15 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Savour sharp, sweet flavours in this exotic avocado salad

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

43 mins
Easy
Healthy
5 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 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Buy ready-shaped corn tortillas to save time with these easy, healthy seafood canapés - perfect for a party or buffet spread

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
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
4 ratings 3.0 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
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
2 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Roasted butternut squash, lime-marinated onions and spinach leaves dressed with coconut cream make the perfect winter buffet salad

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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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