There is nothing more refreshing or delicious than Australian Christmas salads full of in season summer ingredients such as watermelon, mango, peaches and pomegranate.
To help you find the best Christmas salads Australia wide to enjoy over the Christmas season we have compiled this list of 15 best festive salads. Links to all these best Christmas salads recipes Australia are provided for your convenience.
Whether you are looking for the best Christmas wreath salads to decorate your Christmas table and delight your guests with, the best vegan Christmas salad recipes, the best prawn Christmas salads recipes, the best mango Christmas salad recipes or some other best Australian Christmas salads recipes then keep reading as we’ve got it covered for you.
Here are 15 of the most delicious and best Christmas salad ideas Australia wide to make your Christmas planning easier for you this year.
- Easy Christmas Salads Australia
- Christmas Wreath Salads
- Christmas Pasta Salad Recipes
- Vegan Salads For Christmas
- Layered Christmas Salads
- Prawn Christmas Salads
- Christmas Rice Salad
Easy Christmas Salads Australia
I love keeping my dishes easy to make during the Christmas season. Easy Christmas salads are the best. They look impressive, taste delicious, are quick and easy too make and are well loved by everyone.
Watermelon, Feta & Cucumber Christmas Salad
Watermelon is one of the most refreshing Christmas salad ingredients to use during Australia’s hot Christmas season. I always include a watermelon Christmas salad on my Christmas table and it is often one of the most popular dishes. I love the sweet and savoury flavours of this watermelon salad, and the star shaped watermelon looks so festive. It is one of the best Christmas lunch salads for a hot Christmas day.
Young children may prefer eating watermelon Christmas trees if they don’t like the savoury taste of the balsamic glaze on this watermelon salad.
Macadamia and Mango Salsa Christmas Salad
Mango is the favourite summer fruit of Australians and this macadamia and mango salsa is the perfect mango Christmas salad especially if your Christmas meal includes prawns or seafood.
Barbecued Corn and Chorizo Salad
Corn is at its juiciest and sweetest during the Christmas season so it is a great ingredient to include in your festive salads Australia wide.
This Australian Christmas salad is so colourful and will look wonderfully festive on your Christmas table.
Christmas Peach Salad Recipe
This Christmas peach salad is full of the most delicious, sweet, summer flavours – peaches, blueberries, avocado, mint and more – YUM! This is one of the best summer salads Australia wide and is perfect for taking to Christmas parties and Christmas barbecues where you need to take a plate. Everyone loves delicious peach salads.
Christmas Wreath Salads
Christmas Wreath Salads are one of the most festive ways to present a Christmas salad. They look so elegant and fancy but are usually very simple to make. They are a stunning edible centrepiece for any Christmas table. Here are three of my favourites.
Pear, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Christmas Wreath Salad
This pear, pomegranate and goat cheese Christmas wreath salad with citrus vinaigrette is another beautiful fresh and fruity Christmas salad. It offers a wonderful contrasting lightness and sweetness to the heavier Christmas mains often served. The red and green colours of this salad are so festive. I love using pomegranate in Christmas salads. It looks like mini sparkling Christmas decorations served up on a plate.
Watermelon, Feta & Pistachio Christmas Salad Wreath
Watermelon is such a refreshing festive salad ingredient for hot Christmas Day gatherings. This watermelon, feta and pistachio Christmas salad wreath will be sure to be a hit on your Christmas table. Refreshing and tasty yet super simple to make, this elegant Xmas salad is an absolute winner.
Caprese Christmas Wreath Salad
Another Christmas wreath salad that looks absolutely amazing on the Christmas table is the red, white and green Caprese salad. This tomato, basil and mozzarella salad is so full of flavour thanks to Summer tomatoes being at their peak perfection at Christmas time – ripe, sweet and juicy. Once again this is a simple but delicious salad to make.
Christmas Pasta Salad Recipes
Bruschetta Pasta Christmas Salad With Chicken or Ham
Everyone loves a pasta salad and this Bruschetta Christmas pasta salad is quick and easy to make and wonderfully festive looking with its green and red coloured ingredients. This version is made with chicken but you can easily substitute in ham instead. This Xmas pasta salad is often a favourite with kids. It’s also a good salad to make after Christmas to use up leftover ham.
Vegan Salads For Christmas
Festive Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad
This vegan pesto pasta salad is perfect for Christmas with its beautiful red and green seasonal summer ingredients. It is among my favourite Christmas salads with pomegranate. It is an easy Christmas salad to make that both your vegan and non vegan guests will love.
Vegan Layered Christmas Salad
This Vegan layered Christmas salad is another delicious vegan festive salad recipe by the talented food blogger Anthea. It makes a colourful and beautiful edible Christmas table centrepiece and is full of yummy roasted and fresh vegetables all brought together with a basil and dill pesto.
Layered Christmas Salads
Layered Christmas salads served in a trifle bowl look so beautiful, delicious and festive. They are definitely among the best salads for Christmas and look almost like a work of art on your Christmas table.
Christmas Layered Salad
This Christmas layered salad is so quick and easy to make but looks absolutely stunning on the Christmas table always receiving exclaims of delight from guests. Rather than cover it all with dressing I always serve it with a little jug of dressing next to it so everyone gets as much or little dressing on their salad as they want.
Prawn Christmas Salads
Prawn, Pineapple and Avocado Christmas Salad
Who doesn’t love prawns at Christmas time?! A prawn festive salad is another sure fire Christmas salad winner. Impress your Christmas guests with this Australian prawn Christmas salad including avocado, grilled pineapple and grilled prawns. This quintessential Australian Christmas salad would be perfect on any Christmas table and especially for festive BBQs. It is one of my family’s favourite Christmas salads with prawns.
Christmas Prosciutto Wrapped Prawn and Peach Salad
Stone fruit are at their peak during the summer Christmas season in Australia. They are juicy and full of delicious sweet flavour and great for including in Christmas salad recipes Australia wide.
Prawn, Mango and Avocado Christmas Salad
This is one of THE best Christmas salad recipes Australia wide containing so many of our favourite ingredients – prawns, mangoes and avocadoes – all of which are at their best during the Australian summer. Talk about a winning trifecta of Christmas salad ingredients.
Christmas Rice Salad
Warm Christmas Rice Salad With Butternut Pumpkin and Pomegranate
This is another of the best colourful and delicious salads for Christmas that you can make. The pomegranate, pistachios, butternut and mint look so merry and colourful like Christmas lights on a bed of wild rice. This festive rice salad pairs beautifully with roast turkey or ham.
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