Delicious and healthy? You bet! Our Christmas Green Salad is packed with roasted veggies, avocado, and feta -perfect as a festive meal or side!

servings

4 people as main

(8-10 as side)

total time

45 mins

great for

Entertaining

suitable for

Vegetarian

servings

4 people as main (8-10 as side)

total time

45 mins

great for

Entertaining

suitable for

Vegetarian
Christmas Green Salad in large wide glass bowl - with avocado, roasted broccoli and Brussel sprouts, feta, and other green veg - with line of fairy-light bottlebrush style Christmas trees behind.
Looking for a light and delicious dish to brighten up your Christmas table? Say hello to our Christmas Green Salad! Packed with leafy greens, roasted broccoli and Brussels sprouts, creamy avocado, tossed edamame beans, and tangy feta, this salad is as vibrant as it is tasty. It’s substantial enough to make a meal on its own, but it also works brilliantly as a side salad, a star at the Christmas buffet, or a healthy counterpart to all the rich holiday fare.

Pair it with a red tomato salad, and you’ve got yourself a festive red and green duo that’s sure to impress. Get ready to add a burst of colour and flavour to your holiday spread with this delightful green salad!

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I love that this salad is ALL green. Leaning into the multitude of fabulous green veggies makes the shades pop and the salad sing. It really works, trust me! The finishing touch of feta adds a creamy texture and sharp, salty flavour that complements the vegetables and elevates the dish into something more substantial.

It’s delicious enough that my teenage boys wolf it down without a grumble, even recommending it to visiting friends (I was shocked at first, too!). Plus, you’ll feel great knowing you’re treating your body like a temple, packed to the brim with superfood goodness! Avocado, broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts—you name it!

Baking sheet with roasted broccoli and Brussel sprouts and fairy-lit pine in the top corner of the image.

Roasting Broccoli And Brussel Sprouts Sweetens Their Flavours & Gives A Crispy Texture

You Ain’t Tried Nothing ‘Til You’ve Tried Brussels Roasted…

If you hesitated as you read Brussels sprouts, do not dismay. My Christmas Green Salad calls for roasted Brussels sprouts, not boiled. There is no comparison. Roasted Brussels sprouts are sweet, crispy, and full of gorgeous nutty flavor. Jo first introduced me to the concept of roasting them when she moved to the US – our American pals are waaaay ahead of us on the sprout train! And it’s not just sprouts. Broccoli takes on a delicious new, sweeter flavor when given the roasting treatment too.

What Does Christmas Green Salad Go With?

Not going to lie – I serve this salad all year round. It goes just as well with a summer barbecue as it does a winter lunch. It’s my staple go-to and reliably goes down a storm.

It doesn’t really need any accompaniment as it’s a meal by itself or a perfect healthy addition to the Christmas buffet table. Serve it alongside a red tomato salad, and you’ve got a festive red-and-green salad combo that is bound to catch the eye.

But our Christmas Green Salad would also make a great side dish to go with:

Red tomato salad and green Christmas salad with green leaves, roasted broccoli, avocado, feta and more, both in glass dishes on table with red and green metal and wooden decorations and green fairy-light pine in top right corner.

Festively Coordinated Red and Green Christmas Salads Make A Statement On The Table

Tips for Making This Salad

A few of our top tips for making this Green Christmas Salad.  Let us know in the comments below if you have any other questions or tips for how you would make it your own.

Use Darker Green Leaves: Hearty, dark green leaves are perfect for this salad. We love baby spinach, butterhead lettuce, and rocket.

Frozen Edamame Work Too: If you can’t find fresh edamame beans, use frozen. Cook and immediately chill to room temperature by running under cold water.

Try Other Cheeses: We love the sharp, salty flavor of feta in this salad. But goat cheese or crumbled blue cheese would work well too.

Serve Salad Warm or Cold: Broccoli and Brussels sprouts can be added to the salad directly from the oven or left to cool, as you prefer.

Dress Directly: Use as good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar as you can find. You can prepare the dressing separately and then add it to the salad, but I prefer drizzling the oil and vinegar directly on top.

 

Christmas Green Salad in large wide glass bowl - with avocado, roasted broccoli and Brussel sprouts, feta.

Christmas Green Salad, Full Of Delicious, Healthy Goodness

Christmas Green Salad Recipe

Christmas Green Salad in large wide glass bowl - with avocado, roasted broccoli and Brussel sprouts, feta.

Christmas Green Salad

Delicious and healthy? You bet! Our Christmas Green Salad is packed with roasted veggies, avocado, and feta -perfect as a festive meal or side!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Suitable For Vegetarian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g green leaves e.g. baby spinach, butterhead lettuce, rocket
  • 1 medium head of broccoli cut into small florets
  • 150 g Brussel sprouts peeled and halved
  • 150 g edamame beans
  • 150 g cucumber
  • 6 spring onions medium-sized
  • 1 avocado ripe
  • 75 g feta
  • olive oil good quality extra virgin
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 190C.
  • Place the broccoli florets and halved Brussels sprouts on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and toss. Turn the Brussels sprouts to ensure all are lying cut side up (for maximum crispiness). Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper and place in preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes, until the edges of the veg have caught and are slightly blackened.
  • [Optional] Cook and cool edamame if using frozen.
  • While waiting for the vegetables to roast, prepare the other salad items. Finely slice the spring onions. Dice the cucumber and feta into cubes, similarly-sized to the beans.
  • Once the broccoli and Brussels sprouts are ready, remove from the oven. Leave to cool if desired. Place the green salad leaves in a large wide bowl. Sprinkle the prepared spring onions, cucumber, edamame beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and feta.
  • Peel and slice the avocado and place it on top of the salad.
  • Drizzle directly with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste, and finish with a sprinkle of salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Leafy Greens: Hearty, dark greens like baby spinach, butterhead, or rocket work well.
Edamame: Use frozen if fresh isn’t available. Cook then chill quickly under cold water to room temperature.
Cheese: We love sharp, salty feta in this salad, but goat cheese or crumbled blue cheese also work well.
Veggies: Add broccoli and Brussels sprouts straight from the oven or let them cool.
Dressing: Use good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar (we adore Belazu Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena). Drizzle directly onto the salad or prepare separately.
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Our Christmas Green Salad is the perfect way to add a fresh, vibrant touch to your holiday spread. Whether you’re serving it as a meal on its own or as a side dish, it’s sure to delight and impress your guests. So, get ready to enjoy a healthy, tasty, and festive addition to your Christmas table!