5 Vegetarian side dishes for Christmas

by Sanjeev Kapoor

With Christmas approaching, we all focus on preparing a ‘to do list’. Indeed, now is the best time to decide on what decorations to do, what meals to prepare, what to wear, so on and so forth. With vegetarian diet becoming more popular at the moment, we have brought to you a list of 5 vegetarian side dishes that you can make this Christmas. Try out these recipes as they are sure to add value to your mains and impress your guests with your cooking style.

Mashed Potatoes with beetroot wafers

First one on our list is the mashed potatoes with beetroot wafers. We all know that mashed potatoes on the side are as important as your Christmas roast. So, if you want something tasty, crunchy and easy to make then this one is going to be the best pick. The recipe shows you how to make the creamiest mashed potatoes. Served along with some beetroot crisps to match the holiday theme – this one satisfies all the essentials of a good side dish.

Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Next on our list is the broccoli and cheese casserole, yum! Florets of broccoli stir fried with garlic, mixed with white sauce and cheese, topped with grated potatoes and more cheese – packed into a casserole and baked! This one is going to be your favourite if you love cheese. Also a tip, if you are having a hard time getting your kids to eat broccoli, then this recipe will be a saviour. Rest assured that kids will gobble it up gladly, it’s that tasty!

Sea salt roasted Baby Potatoes

They say the simplest things are often the best and this recipe justifies it completely. Baby potatoes and cherry tomatoes rubbed with generous amounts of sea salt, fresh herbs and aromatic spices roasted till soft and mushy with that beautiful rustic charred taste! This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser, so it is a must try.

Roasted Brussels and Vegetable Salad

Salad, filled with fresh colour, can hero any table. Especially this vegetarian salad is one of the best ways we can think of to break the meat monotony at the table during Christmas! These balsamic glazed grilled Brussels and vegetable salad is super easy to make and it tastes delicious. Besides, you don’t have to worry as it tastes great with just about any main! And the best thing is that no one can resist it.

Chilli Beans with caramelized walnuts

If you want something full of flavours then you can try the chilli beans salad with caramelized walnuts. Blanched green beans and crunchy walnuts tossed in a delicious mix of honey, chilli, sesame seeds and pickled jalapenos. Festive in every way – this chilli bean and caramelized walnuts salad spikes up anything that it is served with!

So, get ready to make these mouth-watering recipes and surprise your guests this Christmas. Have a fun, food filled Christmas!

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.