One of the great things about celebrating a summertime Christmas is the plethora of fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits that abound at this time of year. I love to serve at least one big salad with Christmas dinner, and this year I'm mixing it up a bit with my Pawpaw Spinach Salad.
The crisp spinach leaves, creamy avocado chunks, tangy onion slices and sweet, juicy pawpaw go wonderfully with thin slices of Spicy Barbecued Beef or Roast Turkey with Cider Gravy. Or if you're not cooking for a big group, this salad would be just as delicious served with thin slices of roast chicken breast.
Countdown to Christmas dinner
Each day for the next four days I'll be posting a new recipe from my Christmas Day menu, so check back here each day. To be notified by email when I've posted a new blog, click on the RSS Feed tab on the right of this page. Or if you'd prefer you can like my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter to be the first to hear when each new recipe goes live. On the last day I'll post a Menu Planner to help you prep ahead as much as possible and make your Christmas Day a stress-free zone.
The main event:
Spicy Barbecued Beef – read the blog or go straight to the recipe
Roast Turkey with Cider Gravy – read the blog or go straight to the recipe
Bacon, Herb and Hazelnut Stuffing – read the blog or go straight to the recipe
Trio of Vegetables – read the blog or go straight to the recipe
Pawpaw Spinach Salad – go straight to the recipe
Chocolate Sponge Roll with Figs