Top 10 Wholesome Christmas Salads
With Christmas fast approaching you are probably well into the menu planning stages. I’m guessing you have your roasts, cold meats or seafood extravaganzas sorted and the plum pudding set aside, but maybe you’re still looking for some salads to accompany the meal?
If so, I want to share with you 10 Wholesome Salad recipes from across the web that might help to inspire you this Christmas.
I think the perfect Christmas salads should be not only taste amazing but be colourful, fresh and nourishing. I also love providing different textures (especially a bit of crunch!). I think all of the salads below below meet those criteria.
I hope you enjoy them too!
A Festive Salad
Photo credit: The Holistic Ingredient
This beautiful yet simple salad of zucchini, asparagus and crunchy hazelnuts by Amy at The Holistic Ingredient would be the perfect addition to your Christmas feast.
Spiced Orange and Grapefruit Salad
Photo credit: The Whole Daily
Given the warmer weather predicted for Christmas day, this refreshing and beautifully presented Spiced Orange and Grapefruit Salad by The Whole Daily would surely be popular.
Photo credit: Healthy Natural Changes
Light, fresh and vibrant, this Summer Slaw Salad from Healthy Natural Changes is delicious and would make the perfect accompaniment to a seafood Christmas feast.
Roasted Chickpea and Carrot with Miso Tahini Dressing
Photo credit: Apples Under My Bed
If you’re after a more filling nourishing salad look no further than this Roasted Chickpea and Carrot Salad with Tahini Miso Dressing by Heidi from Apples Under My Bed. Anything with tahini in it is going to get my vote!
Summer Strawberry Salad
Photo credit: Mamacino
Nothing says Christmas more than this beautiful Strawberry Salad by Mamacino. She’s even got the Chrissy colours sorted along with tips on how to get your kids to eat it!
Brown Rice Salad
Photo credit: Wholefood Cooking
If you’re looking for a truly nourishing salad, that could easily pass as a balanced meal then look no further than Jude Blereau’s Brown Rice Salad. The salad gets better the next day, which means it’s perfect for Christmas party planning because it’s one less thing you have to think of on the day. And we all know how much of a win that is!
Colourful Super Salad
Photo credit: The Nutrition Guru and the Chef
If you want to supercharge the nutritional value of your Christmas salads, The Nutrition Guru and The Chef have the secret…
It’s as simple and easy as adding more colour.
Herbed Potato Salad
Photo credit: Cookie and Kate
I made this Herbed Potato Salad by Cookie and Kate last week and was literally licking the bowl clean. It’s lighter than your traditional egg, bacon, mayo laced potato salads which means you can go back for seconds!
Beetroot Salad with Almond and Goats Cheese
Photo credit: Brenda Janschek
Surely the title has won you over already? Beetroot with almonds and goats cheese is such a winning combination.
This Beetroot Salad recipe by Brenda Janschek is super simple too, making the most of your food processor you can have it on the table in minutes. Life saver!
Tabbouleh with Pistachios
Photo credit: I Quit Sugar
This vibrant Tabbouleh recipe by The Detox Kitchen Bible was featured on the I Quit Sugar site and I think we could all agree that it certainly ticks all of the festive boxes. Paired with roasted lamb or chicken, it could really brighten up your Christmas feast.
So there you have it, 10 wholesome salad recipes to inspire you this Christmas and beyond.
Which one are you going to make?
Brigid is The Wholesome Mum to two gorgeous daughters, Lilly and Georgie. And wife to handsome, funny Carl.
She spends a big portion of her days making sure their household doesn't fall apart, that the girls are fed, clothed and everyone is generally happy. This can be tough with a 3 year old!
The rest of her time is spent divided between pottering around in the kitchen concocting up healthy wholesome recipes and running. She loves running!
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