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Perfect Christmas side dishes for any dinner table

Perfect Christmas side dishes are essential to rounding out your delicious Christmas dinner. Here, we've gathered together everything from fresh summer salads and roast potatoes, to creamy polenta, sweet potato chips and cheesy corn cobs. So whether you're going for a slow-roasted lamb shoulder or a marinated side of salmon, there is something here for you.

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    Maple-glazed baby carrots

    Gorgeously sweet orange and maple glazed baby carrots. The perfect accompaniment for your next dinner party.

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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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    Lebanese roasted pumpkin salad

    Looking for delicious and healthy vegetarian dinner ideas? Then don't go past this wholesome Lebanese roasted pumpkin salad - a tasty and nutritious crowd-pleasing dish!

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    Mexican-style grilled corn

    Warm, buttery grilled corn is brilliant topped with creamy mayonnaise and shaved pecorino cheese in this Mexican style recipe. Serve as a side with grilled meat and fresh salads.

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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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    How to make perfect roast potatoes

    Baked with lemon, this is the perfect roast potatoes recipe to add to your dinner repertoire. By adding par-boiled floury potatoes to a hot, oiled baking tray with lemon, these potatoes become perfectly crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, with a delicious hint of citrusy brightness.

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    Broccoli, pancetta and blue cheese gratin

    Mild and tender broccoli is the perfect companion to this satisfying gratin, loaded with punchy blue cheese and salty pancetta for a side dish with an out-of-this-world flavour profile.

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    Perfect potato salad

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

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    Hasselback potatoes

    Preparing roast potatoes in this ways guarantees a ridiculously crispy roast spud, something few can resist. They will compliment your next roast dinner beautifully.

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    Celeriac mash

    Creamy and delicious, when it comes to side dishes this celeriac mash is a star.

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    Potato bake

    A classic family favourite, this hearty and creamy potato and pancetta bake is beautiful served hot straight from the oven and is always a welcome side dish to a big dinner spread.

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    Roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts

    Deliciously fresh and wholesome roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts - a healthy dinner idea that will suit the whole family.

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    Green beans almondine

    Simple and phenomenally tasty, these green beans almondine are almost good enough to eat on their own, let alone as a side dish. If you want to mix it up a little, you could add a bunch of asparagus in with the beans.

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    Ciabatta dinner rolls

    Ciabatta dinner roles are perfect alongside soup, stews or casseroles to mop up the juices, or with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping.

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    Miso-roasted whole cauliflower

    Whether you're following a meat-free diet or are just looking for creative ways to up your vegie intake, try this delicious whole roasted cauliflower. Find this recipe and more like it in The Australian Women's Weekly's 'Eat Well Live Well' cookbook, out January 1, 2017.

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    Fresh oyster platter with three dressings

    Nothing says decadence quite like a platter of fresh oysters. Drizzle them with these three fresh, fragrant and delicious Asian inspired dressings and watch them disappear.

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    Prawn skewers with lime and green onions

    To serve these delectable prawn skewers at a party, wrap the end of each skewer with a mini-napkin after they come off the barbecue, it'll prevent burnt fingers when your guests snap them up.

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