Need an extra side dish or two for Christmas but don’t have a ton of time? These Christmas side dish recipes are exactly what you need. Quickly done in under 15 minutes without compromising on taste and looks fantastic when plated!
You’re looking at your Christmas dinner menu and it’s almost done. Except you think you could do with one or two more Christmas side dishes to really round off the feast you’re about to prepare.
But you also know you’re stretched for time and you don’t have any more oven space. Would also be great if these Christmas side dishes could be made a head of time.
With the strong flavours of the honey glazed ham, cranberry sauce on the turkey or maybe you’re just doing a cook out, you’re looking for some Christmas salads that will perhaps balance out all the amazing flavours you’ve injected into all your dishes.
A good Christmas side dish does not have to be complicated. Many presume to think that just because it is easy to make or that not a lot of preparation is required that there is no way a salad or side dish could ever be worthy of a well thought out Christmas lunch or dinner.
Time and time again we have proven that this is not the case and we have plenty of recipes that will surprise everyone.
We have put together a range of different Christmas sides to suit all palates. From something leafy to something hearty, these festive side dishes will do the trick.
Super fast, very easy and all done in a flash. We have no doubt you’ll enjoy these recipes far beyond the Christmas table!
Nice and Easy Christmas Sides
Easy sautéed mushroom recipe with soy sage butter is the perfect Christmas side dish to whip up in less than 15 minutes.
We love the earthy umami flavours with golden caramelised sautéed mushrooms.
An easy crowd-pleaser, our apple broccoli slaw recipe with homemade coleslaw dressing is fast and simple to make.
We adore the crisp and creamy flavours together. Plus, it keeps well in the fridge, making it perfect for your holiday table.
It’s the simplest of tastes that sometimes commands the most attention.
This Edamame Pasta Salad is a great pasta salad to add to your Christmas feast that will complement all your flavoursome Christmas fare.
Combining pungent shaved parmesan cheese with spiced almonds and seeds with a zesty olive oil dressing, this is an easy keto-friendly Brussels Sprouts Salad with loads of delicious texture.
This salad intends to blend in well with rest of the Christmas dishes and one that is quick and easy to whip up!
Vegetarian Christmas Side Dishes
Vegan Zucchini Noodle Salad with Pesto
Dust off that zoodle maker to create the quickest vegan zucchini noodle salad in under 10 minutes.
No, seriously, it’s that easy. Chop, scoop and mix, and you’ll have yourself a flavourful salad. This is exactly the kind of Christmas recipe you need when you’re already juggling so many other dishes!
Sauté some rustic Swiss brown mushrooms in butter and add some wholesome chickpeas, bitter radicchio and fresh snow pea sprouts for a delicious salad!
Done in under 15 minutes, this Swiss Brown mushroom salad is a crowd pleaser.
It’s incredible how everyday ingredients such as tomato and basil can make for such a flavoursome salad recipe.
Complement this vegan couscous salad with balsamic blistered tomatoes for an easy side dish to add to your feast!
Refreshing raw salad with courgette, carrot and fennel tumbled on top of tangy sheep milk yoghurt dressing perfect for revitalising the taste buds.
These gorgeous vibrant colours and fresh yet creamy textures would lend itself so well with all the Christmas dishes.
Classic Salad Recipes for Christmas
Ready in 15 minutes, classic Waldorf salad recipe is a deliciously easy salad you will be making over and over again.
A simple mixture of crisp apples, celery, grapes and walnuts tossed together with a creamy homemade mayonnaise dressing, we guarantee this will be a crowd favourite.
Classic Prawn Cocktail recipe mingled with a deliciously addictive cocktail sauce.
Our version captures the timeless flavours but styled for today’s holiday crowd. Time to bring this baby back!
Whipped up in less than 15 minutes, this quick and refreshing orange fennel salad with creamy buffalo mozzarella and aromatic rainbow peppercorn is perfection!
No fuss, no cooking and just 5 ingredients, we adore this cheerful side salad recipe.
Christmas Tomato Salads
It might be super quick to prepare but this is no ordinary Tomato Burrata Salad recipe.
Celebrating sweet juicy tomatoes layered with creamy burrata cheese, fragrant basil and tangy-sweet balsamic glaze, this is our version of the Burrata Caprese.
Perfect for easy entertaining during the Christmas festivities.
This tomato bocconcini salad ticks all the boxes. Quick 15 minutes, no cooking involved, and refreshingly delicious.
Showcasing all the fresh produce of summer with bocconcini cheese, tomatoes, basil, strawberries and avocado mingled with a punchy caper vinaigrette.
Good things come in small packages. Well, in this instance, teeny tiny pops of joy. This salad showcases the ever so delicious teeny tomatoes mixed through with sweet pomegranate and sharp rocket leaves.
A 10-minute recipe you’ll be making over and over again, not just for Christmas!
Simplicity at it’s best with 3 main ingredients, classic Italian caprese salad makes a delicious summer recipe in less than 10 minutes.
The delicious combination of sweet tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil is perfect for any Christmas time meal!
Classic pairings of truss tomato with Stracciatella di buffalo mingled with a deliciously fresh basil and mint pesto.
Stunning to serve and easy to make. Such fantastic Christmas colours!
Fruitful Christmas Salads
Nothing quite beats drizzling honey over freshly sliced figs except the accompaniment of mangos and toasted pine nuts.
This is such a great fig salad especially if you’re having Christmas lunch and after a lighter fare.
Combining sweet figs, crispy, delicate nashi, peppery rocket and salty prosciutto is undeniably mouth watering.
Easy, no-cook pear salad with delicious, sophisticated flavours and a stunning addition to the holiday table.
Soft sweet mango and creamy avocado mixed with peppery watercress and crispy chorizo for the perfect composed salad to excite the eyes and the taste buds.
Quick to prepare and delicious to eat!
Honey sweet shaved cantaloupe combined with snow peas, rocket, pine nuts and parmesan delivers a delicious fresh salad.
This is a light salad which is a good accompaniment for heavier recipes to create a fruitful balance.
Looking for a quick refreshing salad that packs a punch? You can’t go wrong with our 3-ingredient Yellow Watermelon Salad with Mint!
Love the vibrancy of the colours which you can replace with red watermelon for the Christmas festivities.
Special Sides for Christmas
Zucchini flowers are such special ingredients. Beautiful to look at and delicious when devoured.
This is for those who love to entertain with a little extra pizzazz! Just imagine how beautiful your Christmas dinner would be.
Easy to throw together but also pretty to serve, we adore this pear salad recipe with candied walnuts.
The complementary combination of sweet juicy pears, punchy arugula and savoury parmesan cheese makes it a delicious side salad for Christmas gatherings.
A classic marriage of savoury smoked salmon with creamy avocado and then a pop of freshness with the zucchini ribbons, arugula and mint leaves.
Love that this salad can be whipped up in under 15 minutes and yet be fitting of a grand occasion.
Easy salad with halloumi balanced perfectly with sweet canary melon, salty prosciutto, peppery rocket and crunchy shaved fennel.
A great refreshing salad to lift the festive vibes.
Refreshing and Light Christmas Sides
Serve up this golden berry salad with some easy ingredients such as baby cucumbers and tomatoes for the perfect Christmas salad.
It is the perfect accompaniment for heavier meals as the sweetness and tartness help to balance out flavours and textures.
An uncomplicated 10-minute side salad with grilled little gem lettuce and a punchy vegan tahini ranch dressing. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity; the flavours will surprise you.
Explosive. Zesty. Tart. Native. Caviar. Bushfood. Expressive words to describe the ever so trendy, yet ancient Australian finger lime.
No better partner than one that lets it shine, the humble cucumber gives crunch and freshness. No cooking required and done in 15 minutes. What a salad!
No more boring salad recipes with this easy-to-make marinated mushroom recipe. Lightly roasted mushrooms tossed with a tangy parsley vinaigrette to create a flavoursome quick pickled mushroom salad.
Perfect for charcuterie boards, antipasto, steak side dishes or easy Christmas lunches.
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