This simple Christmas salad recipe will add a freshness that is often lacking to your holiday meal. Although healthy vegan Christmas recipes usually focus on alternatives to turkey, take the opportunity to include a delicious and nutritious salad. Clementines are one of my favorite parts of Christmas, so I try to sneak them in wherever I can.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Time from start to eating: 15 minutes
Makes enough for 2.
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Hello and welcome to freshly served, healthy vegan recipes. It is getting close to Christmas and I’m showing you a series of recipes that would be fantastic to include in your holiday meal. Today, I’m going to show you a Christmas salad, you can find the recipe over at healthyveganrecipes.net.
It’s going to be a pretty simple salad but I wanted to show you because I think salads are often neglected in Christmas dinner. There are usually a ton of different dishes on the table, and most of them are cooked.
If you’re like who liked a little bit of salad with the rest of your meal. It doesn’t have to be a huge salad but it’s nice to have something fresh and raw, and nutritious on the table in addition to all the yummy and healthy stuff going on.
So, we’re going to start by making a dressing. We’re starting with an orange and zesting is one of my favorite things to do. You can see my zester here and you can easily use a grater as well, you just need to be careful not to go any further than the white of the rind of the citrus, otherwise it’ll taste kind of bitter.
This is a rather large orange here, so I’m only going to use – that’s a lot of zest, I’m only going to use half for my dressing. I’m going to save the other half for the cranberry sauce that I’m going to show you a little bit later on in the week.
I’ll put the zest in the jar here, and a jar is one of the best ways to make salad dressing because you can shake it up. It’s a little bit more efficient than whisking.
Balsamic vinegar, my favorite for salad dressing, such great flavor, and then olive oil. You are basically looking for an even proportion between those two. You don’t really need to measure and you just drizzle this onto your salad as you like.
For a little bit of flavor, I’m going to add dijon mustard, just a little bit. It can over take things if you add too much. So, just a little bit and then to get things a little bit of sweetness, I’ve got some maple syrup here, again, just a little bit, just to stable that as the mustard. Then, I will put the lid on and shake this up.
Alright, so while my dressing sets in and the flavors combine, I’ve got some greens set up here and a few sections of orange. You can toss this in a bowl or set it up on a plate and assemble that way, however you like.
Tossing it in a bowl is easier but setting it out on each individual plate means you have control, and can make it look really pretty. So, some orange section and a few dried cranberries, a few sections of walnuts, and then you just going to drizzle your dressing on top here.
There you go, Christmas salad, a very easy and healthy addition to your holiday meal. I hope you enjoy it, you can find the recipe at healthyveganrecipes.net and we have a whole collection of Christmas recipes at healthyveganrecipes.net/Christmas.