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Tuesday 8 December 2020

Tuesday Christmas Trio : Low Carb Salad Recipe Suggestions (15)

I don't know about you but even though 2020 has not been the best of years and we have all been under Covid 19 worries and restrictions the days, weeks and months have still gone by so quickly. Christmas is now a matter of weeks away so with that in mind I'm sharing three different salad ideas which you may like to serve over the holiday season.

Christmas Wreath Salad
Serves 8
250 grams mixed lettuce leaf
½ small red onion finely sliced
1 cup bocconcini
300 grams cherry tomatoes (mini mozzarella)
1 cup basil leaves
Dressing Ingredients
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic minced

1. Mix the salad greens. ½ the basil leaves and the onion in a large bowl. Mix all of the ingredients together for the dressing in a small jar and pour over the salad green mix, retaining a couple of tablespoons to drizzle over the salad.
2. Place the mixed salad greens into a wreath shape on a flat serving dish.
3. Garnish with tomatoes and basil leaves, creating mistletoe like shapes around the wreath. Dot with bocconcini balls. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.
Per Serving
22.7 g fat  9.8 g carbohydrates  5.2 g protein 
Recipe Notes
Add or switch the salad ingredients for your favourite salad ingredients, including nuts, cucumber, capsicum/peppers, olives etc.
See More at Karen's KETohh blog here

Christmas Salad
Serves 10
6 clementine's, peeled
3 avocados, halved and de-stoned
112.5g watercress, washed
120g smoked salmon, torn into pieces
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. olive oil, for drizzling

1. Slice each clementine horizontally into thirds. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh from each avocado half and slice evenly.
2. Toss the clementine's and avocado with the watercress and scatter on a plate.
3. Top with the salmon.
4. Drizzle with freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil, and sprinkle on freshly ground black pepper.
Per Serving
3.6g carbohydrate 0.5g fibre 4.3g protein 10.1g fat
See more from an original idea here

Christmas Slaw
Serves Six
For the salad
2 carrots, halved
½ white cabbage, shredded
100g pecans, roughly chopped
bunch spring onions (scallions), sliced
2 red peppers, de-seeded and sliced
For the dressing
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp Dijon mustard
8 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp cider vinegar
1. Peel strips from the carrots using a vegetable peeler, then mix with the other salad ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a jam jar, season, then put the lid on and shake well.
3. Toss through the salad when you’re ready to eat it. 
Recipe Notes
The salad and dressing will keep separately in the fridge for up to four days.
Per Serving
Fat 27g Carbs 14g Protein 4g Fibre 4g
See more from original idea here

enjoy the season

You can see more low carb recipe ideas on these Tuesday Trio posts here

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Valerie-Jael said...

Your meals look good. Thanks for sharing! Valerie

DVArtist said...

Hmmmm christmas salads. Sounds so good and that wreath is genius.

JFM said...

Beautiful and delicious posting today 🎄🎅🎁

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

The Christmas slaw recipe will be saved! Thank you for sharing, and have a good week.

Jo said...

The salad wreath looks very festive.

Sandi said...

Merry Christmas! 🎄

eileeninmd said...


The wreath salad looks pretty. They all sound delicious.
Thank you for sharing. Have a happy day!

Tom said...

...they all look so good!

Fun60 said...

What great ideas for salads. They look very festive.

Margarida Pires said...

Boa tarde Eddie!
As saladas são de comer e chorar por mais!
Um beijinho colorido!🌸🌷🌸
Megy Maia🌈

sandy said...

They all look so good. I love those four little christmas dolls up top.

Elephant's Child said...

That wreath salad in particular looks spectacular - and delicious. Thank you.

NatureFootstep said...

your sallad looks delicious. Makes me hungry :)

Shari Burke said...

These all look great!

Khaya Ronkainen said...

Yes, the year has gone fast despite everything and Christmas is upon. It's certainly not going be the same for many of us. But the dishes you share here will hopefully lift the mood. :)

Emma Springfield said...

Susan from the Contemplative Cat sent me. I am so glad she did. Your recipes are not only good for low carb but the presentations are gorgeous.

Christine said...

Love the Christmas wreath salad idea!

Louca por porcelana said...

Delightful post!Beautiful and yummy!

Jeanie said...

I love your Christmas figures at the top. And that wreath salad is spectacular. That may get made -- if not this year, certainly next!

Snowbird said...

I loved those little dolls, just gorgeous. That Christmas wreath salad is brilliant!xxx

Hootin Anni said...

That wreath is definitely a winner!

CherryPie said...

I love your festive wreath :-)

happyone said...

Love the wreath salad. what a clever idea.

Kezzie said...

Hi Jan! It was so nice to hear from you the other day! I hope you have been keeping well. These salads look wonderful and the wreath one is SUCH a beautiful idea! I really feel like salad- CBC made Potato Dauphinoise on Sunday and we've been wading our way through it since Sunday and I am thoroughly sick of it- so rich! I just want to eat something simple!

Margaret D said...

All looking lovely.
I make that dressing for Christmas Slaw, I use a bit of honey as a sweeter.

Lorrie said...

Hello Jan, These three salads all look delicious - the clementine and avocado one especially so. I'm book marking this page for the future. Thank you!

Lee said...

Today my lunch consisted of fresh fruit and raw mixed nuts...

Salad might just be on the menu tomorrow. Suitable weather for salad here at present...summer arrived, no holds barred!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Love all of these especially the Christmas wreath, have sent it on to the family Thank you!
Wren x

R's Rue said...


Teresa said...

Una ensalada riquísima. Besitos.

Debbie said...

the christmas wreath is so simple and delicious, what a beautiful presentation!! i like simple, homemade dressing like is on the wreath!!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

These salads look good enough to eat, only kidding, because of course that's what is meant. The first one is so pretty and bet is tastes wonderful too.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful post and the salads are ideal for our Aussie Christmas. xx

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your trio of salads look so colorful and sound amazing!

mamasmercantile said...

Love all three recipes but the wreath was a visual genius.

Susan Zarzycki said...

The Christmas salad sounds good to me. Thanks for sharing. Love your photos also. They look good enough to eat, lol. Your Christmas photos are very pretty also. Take care.x

Carla from The River said...

The wreath is so fun, I will have to make that this season! Thank you for sharing.

baili said...

wow that looks most healthiest and nutritious salad dear Jan

loved the order of dolls that represents how we feel in these times eventually specially when celebrations are around the corner :)
more blessings to you and family !

carol l mckenna said...

Very festive post ~ great photos ~ favorite is the little figurines ^_^

Live with love each moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Martha said...

Oh, these look delicious and very festive!