christmas tree salad

christmas tree salad

This beautifully presented Christmas tree salad is packed with festive flavours of honey roast butternut and cranberries.

  • 45 mins
  • 8-12
  • Easy

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 45ml lemon juice
  • 45ml olive or avocado oil + extra
  • 30ml honey
  • 15ml sesame seeds, toasted

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1kg butternut cubes
  • 45ml honey
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • 60ml pomegranate rubies (optional)
  • 250ml Danish feta, cubed
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 125ml flaked almonds, toasted

METHOD

  1. For the dressing, combine all the ingredients. Season.
  2. For the salad, preheat oven to 200°C. Place the butternut on a baking tray and drizzle with a
    splash of extra oil, honey and rosemary. Season. Bake for about 30 minutes, turning halfway,
    until golden.
  3. Arrange the butternut (hot or at room temperature), cranberries, pomegranate (if using), feta, spinach
    and almonds into a Christmas tree shape. Serve with the dressing.

FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER ASSISTED BY NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE PHOTOS: DYLAN SWART

Tip

Top with a star cut out of apple.

Magazine issue date: December, 2017


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