Best Festive Sides to Accompany Your Roast
So, you have a mouth-watering festive roast and a decadent dessert that will have guests rolling into bed, now it’s time to bring it all together with the perfect festive sides. We’ve rounded up 16 of our most delicious festive sides to try this holiday season.
Festive Sides: Starters
If you’re hosting the festive feast don’t torture your hungry guests with the wafting smells of your fabulous roast. Tide them over with our selection of starters.
All Spice Nut Bread Wreath
We love pretty decorations and we especially love edible decorations. Wow, your guests as soon as they walk through the door with a nut bread wreath.
Savoury Pork Rillete & Fresh Cherry Fridge Tart
Similar to pâté but ten times more decadent, perfect for an evening of indulgence.
Onion Roasted Tart Tartin
Serve this tart with a handful of fresh rocket and goats cheese to begin your celebrations with a bang.
Festive Side Salads
Christmas in summer means we can embrace cold dishes and refreshing salads, these festive sides are perfect.
Watermelon is just another joy of Christmas in summer! We love creating fresh salads from the humble fruit.
Charred Watermelon & Bocconcini Salad
This salad is a must-have festive side, the sweet refreshing flavours will act as a palate cleanser between mouthfuls of richness.
Pepper & Pomegranate Salad
A vibrant salad that simply screams Christmas!
Chargrilled Asparagus in Lemon Caper Butter
Asparagus needs very little to make it special, but this tangy butter with beautiful green pistachios makes it even more delicious.
Chilli Ginger Brocolli & Brussels Sprouts Salad
Not only is this salad packed withhealthy goodness but its also delicious with a zingy chilli-ginger dressing.
Grilled Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts Salad
If you have banters and vegetarians coming over, this salad is a must.
Broccoli Salad With Shaved Almonds & Parmesan
This fresh broccoli salad pairs well with the watermelon salad and goes wonderfully with any rich roast.
Festive Sides To Accompany Your Roast
If like us, you tend to go a bit over the top with an endless buffet of roast dishes, then you want a low key side dish that doesn’t compete with the mains, isn’t too rich, but also has a bit of a wow factor. These dishes answer all your kitchen prayers.
Festive Brussels Sprouts
No festive feast would be complete without a side of sprouts! This recipe has walnuts and cranberries making it a fresh, crisp and crunchy dish.
Brussels Sprouts with Nutmeg & Brown Sugar
The addition of sweetness to this dish will even get the kids reaching for seconds.
Chaoucroute-Style Brussels Sprouts
A rustic French-inspired recipe that cooks the Brussels in white wine sprinkled with bits of bacon, giving your Christmas a bit of zing.
Duck Fat Roast Potatoes
The only way to roast taters to crispy perfection.
Thyme Brown Butter Potato Cake
Potato bake for a slightly more sophisticated affair.
An addictive salty, cheeky side dish – who said sides couldn’t be decadent?
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