Christmas vegetables can make or break your Christmas dinner, some people like the traditional Christmas fare with turkey ham and a variety of different vegetables such as steamed garden fresh young peas or green beans. Some of the other very popular vegetables found on Christmas dinner plates are in the following photos. I hope they will inspire you or give you some ideas on what to include when making your own Christmas or festive season dinner.
Some of these dishes are almost a meal on their own and combined they can add depth to your traditional Christmas fare or help you created a new modern style of meal with dishes like creamed spinach with bacon or aubergine and sun-dried tomatoes with cheese, spiral vegetable quiche, vegetable patties with fresh tomato salsa, vegetable crepes, roasted cabbage wedges with onion Dijon sauce or courgettes, corn and basil casserole with baked skewered slice potatoes.
These lovely steamed carrots are served with fried Garlic, fresh rosemary and accompanied by oven roasted turnips and onions ready to be added to the Christmas table. RECIPE HERE
Lentil Stuffed Squash
Butternut sliced in half lengthwise, the seeds were washed and the husk removed then mixed with cooked chickpeas, diced red capsicum and a little vegetable stock. The mixture placed in the halves and baked with lentils and cheese then garnished with fresh celery leaves. RECIPE HERE
CHRISTMAS GREEN BEANS WITH TOASTED PECANS
Garden fresh green beans sautéed with red capsicum and coarsely diced Garlic makes a great accompaniment to Christmas dinner. RECIPE HERE
Roasted Winter Vegetables
This assortment of fresh winter vegetables was tossed in olive oil and selected spices then roasted until tender to bring out their individual flavors. RECIPE HERE
TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION
Tender thick slices of Ripe Beef tomatoes and English Cucumbers between lush dark green leaves, then drizzled with Balsamic vinegar to make this impressive salad. RECIPE HERE
Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots
These tender young whole carrots and parsnips were streamed then sautéed with honey and herbs for a delightful refreshing dish RECIPE HERE
This lovely casserole of aubergine, courgettes, tomatoes and onion rings was made by setting the vegetables on edge in the casserole dish then baked with tomato salsa. RECIPE HERE
Broccoli Christmas Tree
This delightful Christmas tree was created using blanched broccoli and cauliflower florets, ripe cherry tomatoes, yellow capsicum for the star and beer sticks.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
Whole Brussel Sprouts, stir-fried in olive oil with sliced onions until heated through but still tender. The fresh bean sprouts are added and it is finished with balsamic sauce. RECIPE HERE
All Trimmings Traybake
This selection of fresh roasted vegetables is a perfect medley for Christmas dinner on a cold day. Roasting brings out the flavor of your vegetables. RECIPE HERE
Fancy Shmancy Herb Roasted Root Vegetables
Dressed in a rosemary vinaigrette this arrangement of steamed vegetables is just right for the festive season RECIPE HERE
Cauliflower Pizza Bites
Want a pizza for Christmas but want to keep it healthy? Try an alternative with this cauliflower pizza bites. Same taste but healthier version.
These lovely fresh new potatoes are sliced in half, tossed in olive oil with your choice of fresh herbs. Then baked in a hot oven until tender.
Vegetable Spiral Tart
This very attractive quiche is made by slicing the vegetables into long, thin, even strips, rolling them in a spiral shape and then placing them in a pastry case. Once set in the case pour on a mixture of beaten eggs and herbs to fill the gaps between the vegetables before baking until set.
STUFFED EGGPLANTS WITH CRUSTED PARMESAN
Large thin slices of fresh aurbergines topped with a mixture of diced capsicum and onion, sun-dried tomatoes and tasty cheddar then garnished with sliced spring onions.
Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes
Thinly Sliced ¾ of the way through these potatoes are baked until tender with butter, and then topped with cheese, bread crumbs or ground almonds for a delicious Christmas treat.
HOLIDAY ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH RED PEPPER AND GORGONZOLA
Lovely dark green asparagus spears lightly steamed until just tender, then tossed in herb butter with red capsicum slices and crumbled feta cheese.
CRANBERRY ORANGE GLAZED GREEN BEANS
Steamed garden fresh dark green beans dressed in whole cranberry sauce for a really tasty Christmas dish that is sure to please.
Cauliflower gratin with garlic and sage
This cauliflower gratin comfort food is perfect for the second meal on Christmas day to please everyone.
BAKED PARMESAN POTATO STACKS
A wonderful, healthy finger food alternative to potato crisps for the Christmas buffet table that suits discerning dinners. Or use for snacks anytime.
This super easy, but very healthy and tasty steamed asparagus with roasted almonds has a sensational taste to liven up your Christma Dinner. Just steam until tender, about 5 minutes and toss with melted butter and roasted almonds.
Parmesan Chive Smashed Potatoes
Simply wash the new potatoes and cook them in your pressure cooker for 5 minutes, then flatten slightly and top with your favorite grated cheese and finely sliced spring onions.
Baked Parsnip Fries
Slice the potatoes to a medium size and toss them in ghee, or olive oil, then oven bake them until browned and tender. Garnish with grated Parmesan and parsley
A lovely mixture of cauliflower and cheese sauce topped with a light sprinkling of crumbs and lots of tasty cheddar cheese and diced crisp bacon, then garnished with sliced chives
PINEAPPLE CASHEW CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH COCONUT MILK
A masterful dish of fried rice flavored with sesame oil, fresh pineapple, cashews and fresh herbs, then garnished with chopped cilantro to add to your Christmas buffet.
Sweet corn and zucchini pie
This delightful courgette, corn and basil casserole in a dry white wine sauce is a light but filling and satisfying accompaniment to turkey or other Christmas treats
ROASTED CABBAGE WEDGES RECIPE WITH ONION DIJON SAUCE
Topped with a fabulous onion Dijon sauce these oven roasted cabbage wedges make a tantalizing change from the traditional Christmas fare.
VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST ENCHILADAS
These delectable vegetable crepes make another different style of Christmas treat. Stuffed diced mushrooms in a creamy cheese sauce with black olives and garnished with diced red capsicum and chopped flat leaf parsley they taste as good as they look.
ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE AND CAJUN SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAPS
These lettuce wraps make eating using your fingers so much easier at picnics or the BBQ.
EASY FRIED ZUCCHINI AND SQUASH RECIPE
Vegetable patties can be eaten hot, warm or cold, they are great in burgers or with this fresh homemade salsa, they are great for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
Stir-fries are one of the healthiest cooking methods, they are quick and simple, but keep the essential nutrients, making this tasty way of having vegetables a winner.
Pea Bacon Pecan Salad
Fresh garden green peas, steamed until tender, then tossed with honey cured bacon and diced cooked red onions is an interesting combination to treat your taste buds and complement your Christmas table.
Creamed Spinach with Bacon
Spinach is an all time favorite with many adults at Christmas time. This dish is sure to appeal to your kids with its creamy sauce and lovely bacon flavor making it a welcome addition to Christmas.