One of the best things about a vegetarian Christmas dinner is the side dishes! Here is our collection of favourite colourful, festive, winter recipes that make beautiful side dishes and work wonderfully alongside the usual Christmas fair. Here is proof that winter salads and roast vegetables needn't be boring, bland, or overcooked. Don't forgot to also check out our Vegetarian Christmas Mains and our 10 Best Christmas Puddings.
Unlike most gratins, where you stack the vegetables on top of each other, we layer them vertically so you wind up with lots of crispy edges and a beautiful display.
Get the recipe: Root Vegetable Gratin
This vegetarian side dish has it all: outstanding flavour, bright colours, and the "wow" factor you want at a festive winter gathering.
Get the recipe: Cranberry Pecan Winter Slaw
Honey and saffron bring this humble root veg to place of pride at a festive table.
Get the recipe: Saffron Parsnips
Here's a great winter salad that combines roasted fennel and winter squash with a zingy dressing made with pomegranate syrup, lemon and oil.
Get the recipe: Fennel and Squash Salad with Pomegranate
This dish works well with orange carrots and pink sweet potatoes, but for a real festive flair it is worth hunting for different coloured carrots and purple sweet potatoes.
Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram where we are chatting about all things foodie and, if you like this post, please share it! To keep up to date with events and goings on at the cookery school sign up for our newsletter.