Xmas 2022 Must Have Vege

🎅 7 Versatile Vegetables that Deserve a Spot on Your Christmas Table 🎄

You’ve got the tree, presents are nicely wrapped and the Christmas turkey is in the oven.
But what would Christmas dinner be without all the scrumptious side dishes?

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.


1. Pumpkin

From soups to pies, risotto to hummus, be prepared to be blown away by what this golden squash can do.

Recipes: Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Risotto

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


2. Carrots

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.

Recipes: Swiss Carrot Roll, Carrot and Chickpea Spread, 5-second Traffic Light Salad, Carrot and Coriander Soup

Rich In: vitamin A, C, B3 (niacin) and beta carotene

Health Benefits: aid eye and skin health

cherry tomato

3. Cherry Tomato

Crunchy fresh and bursting with juices – not only great in salads, but cooking with them makes one of the tastiest meals.

Recipes: Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Hemp Seed Tabouli Salad

Rich In: vitamin A, C, fibre and antioxidants

Helps: boost immune system, bone health and reduce cancer risk


4. Potatoes

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.

Recipes: Potatoes and Green Beans with Parsley Pesto, Roast Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic, Christmas Tree Pull Apart

Rich In: vitamin C, fibre and potassium

Health Benefits: improve satiety, heart health, cholesterol and blood sugar levels

morado garlic

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.


6. Cauliflower

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


7. Broccoli

From pastas to stir-fry, soups and salads, this vibrant green makes the biggest comeback in the veggie history. Quick and easy too.

Recipes: Broccoli Salad, Roasted Mixed Vegetables

Rich In: vitamin C, K, fibre, iron, potassium and antioxidants

Health Benefits: boost gut health, immune system, fight against free radicals and inflammation

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