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20 salad recipes to serve with Christmas lunch

It's not all roast turkey and glazed ham at Christmas time in Australia. Spoiled as we are for fresh ingredients over Christmas, these big, bold Christmas salads are one of the best additions to an Aussie summer Christmas spread.

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    Eggplant, kale and lentil salad

    This delicious salad is packed full of flavour and textures, proving that healthy lunches don't have to taste boring. You'll love the combination of flavours and sweet pomegranate dressing.

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    Sesame duck salad

    Packed full of tender roasted duck, sweet pineapple and fresh herbs and spices, this Chinese-style salad is both healthy and delicious.

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    Freekeh salad with spiced vegetables

    Embrace the lovely flavours of fresh vegetables, zesty Moroccan spices and nutty freekeh in this surprisingly filling summer salad.

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    Heirloom tomato salad with prosciutto

    The combination of fresh mixed tomatoes, creamy buffalo mozzarella and cured prosciutto works perfectly together in this fresh Summer salad.

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    Cherry, walnut and feta salad

    Indulge in the delicious combination of cherry, walnut and feta in this fresh wholesome salad - a perfect addition to Christmas lunch this year!

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    Grilled chicken with warm cos lettuce salad

    This warm char-grilled lettuce with creamy chicken salad is perfect for lunch, and as a side for dinner or a BBQ. It's a healthier alternative to a Caesar salad. And suitable for diabetics, too.

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    Rocket, chicken and date salad

    Chicken salad with a citrus zing! This healthy lean salad is easy to prepare for lunching guests or take to work for lunch. And it's suitable for diabetics.

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    Perfect potato salad

    Give this classic European salad a try with our easy recipe and enjoy the fresh parsley, mint and potato smothered in rich homemade mayonnaise.

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    Ham salad with ricotta and balsamic figs

    Smokey hearty ham salad with smooth ricotta and zingy balsamic figs - a truly winning combination! Enjoy for dinner any night of the week!

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    Summer salad of peaches and blueberries

    Team your favourite fresh summer fruit with creamy ricotta, fresh spinach leaves, basil and chilli for a unique, delicious side dish for any outdoor gathering.

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    Avocado caprese salad

    Vine-ripened truss tomatoes are perfect for a simple recipe like this for their brilliant colour, robust flavour and crisp, tangy flesh to stand out at their best. This salad is perfect for lunch or as a side at dinner.

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    Supergreens salad with polenta croutons

    Lighten up your next barbecue with this deliciously fresh supergreens salad. Served with polenta croutons for a gluten-free alternative, it is healthy, quick to prepare, and oh-so-tasty!

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    Christmas celebration salad with maple dressing

    With chunks of roasted pumpkin, fine ribbons of zucchini and creamy mozzarella finished off with a sweet maple dressing, this vibrant Christmas salad will stand out from the rest.

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    Beetroot and heirloom carrot salad with persian fetta

    Colourful heirloom carrots, in hues of purple, taste the same as their orange cousins, and were in fact the norm until the Dutch developed the modern-day orange version in the 17th century. They taste and look fantastic in this stunning salad.

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