Your Christmas Menu Is Sorted With These 6 Healthy Festive Recipes

by | Dec 6, 2023 | Recipes

Want healthy festive recipes that will leave you seriously satisfied?! These are delicious, fresh and allergen-friendly! Therefore you have a Christmas menu that suits (and can easily be tweaked for) all dietary requirements. Below is a healthy menu that’s perfect for our hot sunny, South African festive season: indulgent, but feel-good.

How To Make This Menu Work For All Dietary Requirements:

  • If you have a gluten-free guest: no adjustments necessary! All these recipes are gluten-free.
  • If you have a vegetarian guest: replace the fillet in the Beef Tagliata with gorgeous grilled mushrooms. Then replace the salmon in the Trout Tartare with heirloom tomatoes (think different colours and sizes and textures).
  • If you have a vegan guest: Do the above step and simply leave out the ricotta in the Herby Cress Salad and replace the yoghurt in the Raspberry and Yoghurt Tartlets with coconut yoghurt.

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Your 2023 Christmas Menu With 6 Healthy Festive Recipes:

Healthy Festive Starter: Trout Tartare

trout tartare recipe image on a dining table with dinnerware

Start off the menu with a refreshing recipe that requires minimal prep and no cooking. A few quality ingredients and you have a crowd-pleasing, effortless festive appetiser. Because what could be better than silky diced fish seasoned with zesty lime, sesame oil, spring onions, chives and a hint of chilli?

Healthy Festive Main: Beef Tagliata with Roasted Rosa Tomatoes

beef tagliata recipe made and plated on a table

Who said your table had to be adorned with gammon, turkey and lamb? This Beef Tagliata is light and succulent and perfectly complemented by sweet and flavourful roasted Rosa tomatoes. Bon appetit!

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Healthy Festive Side Dish 1: Herby Cress Salad with A Crunch

healthy salad recipe made and plated up on a table

This watercress salad with flavour-packed homemade dressing is fresh, easy-to-make and uber crunchy thanks to the assortment of nuts and seeds. Best part? It’s easily customisable. Don’t add the cheese if you have vegan or dairy-free guests.

Healthy Festive Side Dish 2: Whole Baked Baby Sweet Potatoes

sweet potatoes on a pink plate t show how to bake sweet potatoes

Everyone loves garlicky, well-spiced potatoes. And you’re going to love these sweet potatoes even more. With very few steps, you’ll be able to pop these in the oven and basically forget about them. We love fuss-free festive recipes!

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Healthy Festive Side Dish 3: Asparagus, Bean and Tenderstem Broccoli Salad

asparagus, broccoli salad on a pink plate for best green salad recipe

Every festive feast needs a salad that no one can get enough of and every one demands the recipe for. This will be that dish. Fresh, crunchy and perfect for South African summer, this is guaranteed to be on your table every year from now.

Healthy Festive Dessert: Raspberry and Yoghurt Tartlets

raspberry and yoghurt tartlet dusted with icing sugar for easy raspberry tart recipe

Here at WH, we love recipes that make use of seasonal ingredients. Take full advantage of the summer berry season by treating yourself and your guests to the tangy and slightly sweet goodness of our Raspberry and Yoghurt Tartlets! This is a perfect summer dessert of creamy Greek yoghurt, fresh raspberries and zesty lemon. Yum!

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