We celebrate Christmas time during the peak of our hot summer here in Australia, and as a result we typically have a very different festive menu than other countries around the world.
And what could be more Aussie than a Christmas barbecue? Starting with perfectly barbecued prawns all the way through to fresh salads and a gorgeous barbeued ham. Then finish of your lunch with a fabulous frozen dessert.
Perfect barbecue prawns
Chuck another shrimp on the barbie, mate.
Oysters with chilli and ginger dressing
Fresh and full of flavour – oysters with chilli and ginger dressing. The perfect summer meal.
Haloumi and avocado bruschetta
Excite your taste buds with this fresh and delicious haloumi and avocado bruschetta. It makes a brilliant snack, light lunch or dinner or starter to a dinner spread.
Whether you’re making for family or guests, warm, home-baked bread is an easy pleaser!
The beauty of this bruschetta recipe lies in the simple combination of fresh ingredients. This dish is a popular addition to any antipasto plate, or delicious on its own.
Prosciutto wrapped haloumi
Prosciutto and haloumi are a match made in nibble-platter heaven – or use this recipe to take this pumpkin, spinach and haloumi salad to the next level.
Serve slices of this mouth-watering ham with juicy barbecued pineapple.
Barbecued lamb leg with lemon thyme salsa verde
Deliciously tender lamb garnished with a fresh and zesty lemon thyme salsa verde – does it get much better? Serve up with homemade thick-cut kumara wedges for an even bigger flavour kick!
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.
Lamb and ratatouille with pesto dressing
This ratatouille and lamb as fresh, flavourful and healthy as it looks. A hearty low-carb meal with basil pesto to add that perfect zingy touch.
Chicken and watercress pasta salad
Chicken and watelink textrcress pasta salad
This chicken and watercress pasta salad is fresh, zesty and ready in under 30 minutes. It’s perfect for your next lunch get together.
Pearl couscous, zucchini and tomato salad
Zucchini, tomatoes and mint pair beautifully in this fresh Israeli couscous salad. Perfect for Christmas lunch and all your summer parties.
Chicken and mango salad
This chicken mango salad is loaded with fresh ingredients that work beautifully together to create a refreshing tropical inspired salad.
Almond skordalia and pumpkin bruschetta
The combination of grilled pumpkin, creamy feta and almond skordalia adds a delicious twist to this popular Italian starter.
Lamb fillet salad with green pesto dressing
The oil from the marinated goat’s cheese adds an extra depth of flavour. The cheese we used was marinated in olive oil, garlic, thyme and chilli.
Chargrilled polenta strips with corn salsa
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.
Scallops with ginger and lemongrass
Scallops on the half-shell always make a spectacular dish, treat your friends to something special with these delicious ginger and lemongrass scallops.
Barbecued kumara slices
Char-grilled lobster tail salad
Treat your guests to this indulgent char-grilled lobster tail salad.
Prawn, strawberry & poppy seed salad
Strawberries make a surprise appearance in this summery salad alongside prawns and delicious creamy feta.
Snapper fillet skewers with root vegetable slaw
Cooking the snapper fillet skewers next to the bay leaves will infuse them with flavour. For more Asian-inspired flavours switch the bay leaves for fragrant kaffir lime leaves and serve the snapper fillet skewers alongside a crunchy noodle coleslaw.
Grilled prawns with lemongrass & lime
Tasty, spiced prawn skewers make a fabulous lunch with salad and char-grilled bread on the side.
Char-grilled zucchini salad
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.
Warm salad of bacon, goat’s cheese and grapes
This colourful, contemporary salad is a meal in itself or a crunchy side.
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.
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.
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!
Barbecued beef rump with panzanella salad and anchovy butter
Jazz up your standard weekend barbecue with this delicious grilled beef rump recipe. It’s complete with a fragrant anchovy butter and roasted tomato and capsicum salad – too good.
Barbecued pork spareribs with red cabbage coleslaw
Grilled Portuguese chicken and spiced rice
Take some inspiration from Portugal with this spicy aromatic chicken and rice dish seasoned with paprika, oregano, chilli and garlic
Mango and passionfruit pavlova
This iconic Australian dessert is made even more delicious with the addition of fresh tropical fruits. Whip up this gorgeous pavlova for a special occasion, birthday party or Christmas celebration.
Classic Christmas trifle
Imagine this stunning dessert as your centrepiece
Lemon and meringue passionfruit mess
Quick and easy to prepare, and filled with fresh, sweet zesty flavours, this lemon and meringue passionfruit mess is simply irresistible!
Frozen mango macadamia crunch
White summer sangria
Start your summer party the right (and easy) way with this crowd-pleasing cocktail. Our recipe for white wine sangria is so delicious and takes just five minutes.
Roast pumpkin, fetta and chickpea salad
Toasted pistachios and preserved lemon add crunch and zing to this roast pumpkin, fetta and chickpea salad.
A perfect marriage of two of our favourite desserts -tiramisu and ice cream.
Grilled plums with cinnamon cream
Gourmet rocky road
We took the classic no-bake treat and made it fancy.
Chocolate hazelnut Christmas tree
We’re all about the festive treats this year.
Creamy nut fudge
This is such an easy fudge to make. It’s delicious, slightly chewy, packed with crunchy nuts and is just right for a friend with a sweet tooth.