🎅 7 Versatile Vegetables that Deserve a Spot on Your Christmas Table 🎄
Putting together the perfect Christmas spread is no easy feat, but luckily, we’ve got plenty of spotlight-stealing side dishes that veg-haters will love to overindulge in.
Minimal fuss, maximum flavor – we’ve gathered 7 real winners of versatile vegetables that can elevate both sweet and savory recipes with ease.
And they aren’t short on nutrition.
From soups to pies, risotto to hummus, be prepared to be blown away by what this golden squash can do.
Rich In: vitamins A, B1, B6, and C, copper, fiber, folate, and manganese
Health Benefits: aid normal function of the body system, maintain skin health and reduce cancer risk
Whether you roast them as a side, shred them for a cake or shave them for a salad, know that your guests will keep coming back for more.
Rich In: vitamin A, C, B3 (niacin) and beta carotene
Health Benefits: aid eye and skin health
3. Cherry Tomato
Crunchy fresh and bursting with juices – not only great in salads, but cooking with them makes one of the tastiest meals.
Rich In: vitamin A, C, fibre and antioxidants
Helps: boost immune system, bone health and reduce cancer risk
Delicious on their own with minimal spices and able to take on any recipes, this humble spud is celebrated by the world for its versatility.
Rich In: vitamin C, fibre and potassium
Health Benefits: improve satiety, heart health, cholesterol and blood sugar levels
5. Morado Garlic
Tangy and spicy when it is raw, sweet and mellow when it is cooked – this Spain-flew garlic adds gastronomic pleasure to any dish.
Recipes: Herb and Garlic Dip
Rich In: vitamin B6, C, antioxidant, fibre, manganese, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties
Helps: reduce heart disease risk, maintain healthy blood pressure and alleviate common cold.
The go-to veggie for healthy dishes, can take on almost any spice, sauce or cooking method you throw at it thanks to its neutral flavor and hearty texture.
Recipes: Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Rich In: vitamin B, C, folate, sulforaphane, indoles and anti-viral properties
Health Benefits: aid weight loss, digestion and reduce cancer risk
From pastas to stir-fry, soups and salads, this vibrant green makes the biggest comeback in the veggie history. Quick and easy too.
Rich In: vitamin C, K, fibre, iron, potassium and antioxidants
Health Benefits: boost gut health, immune system, fight against free radicals and inflammation