Christmas is a time to enjoy food with family and friends, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our health. There are many winter vegetables that are delicious and nutritious, and can form part of a variety of healthy Christmas recipes. From broccoli and cauliflower to turnip and cabbage, these vegetables are versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, from stews to salads. Below, we share some of our favourite Christmas recipes that include winter vegetables and are easy to make at home.
Bimi toast with smoked salmon, avocado and cream cheese
Bimi® is one of our superfoods because of its many health benefits. There are countless ways to prepare it, but here we are going to propose a simple recipe that you can incorporate into your Christmas hors d’oeuvres menu. First, put the Bimi® in a steamer and cook it for 3-4 minutes. Mix 50 g crème fraîche, chopped dill and two teaspoons of horseradish sauce in a small bowl. Toast some slices of rye bread and place the mixture on them. Add a few slices of avocado and salmon on top. Finally, top with lightly steamed Bimi® and a few sprigs of watercress, dill and freshly ground black pepper – easy and delicious!
Entre las tradicionales reuniones y las compras apenas tenemos tiempo durante las navidades para dedicarlo a cocinar. Por eso, a la hora de confeccionar nuestro menú, es importante hacernos con recetas rápidas que nos ayuden a ahorrar tiempo para poder disfrutarlo con los nuestros. Un claro ejemplo es esta receta de coliflor que tan solo te llevará 30 minutos. Primero, retiramos las hojas verdes de la coliflor y la cortamos en ramilletes. La cocemos en una olla con abundante agua hasta que esté tierna. Mientras, pelamos y machacamos 75 g de avellanas junto con 1 ajo pelado y perejil. Añadimos mayonesa y salpimentamos. Precalentamos el horno a 200 °C. Escurrir bien la coliflor y la colocamos en una bandeja de horno. La cubrimos con nuestra mezcla y gratinamos unos minutos en el horno hasta que esté dorada. Finalmente, presentamos con unas ramitas de cebollino por encima. ¡A disfrutar!
Fake broccoli and carrot nougat
December is the best time of the broccoli season. Therefore, it is the ideal time to enjoy this delicious product. Adding it to our Christmas menu is a fantastic opportunity to do so, so here is an original recipe to prepare it. Start by cooking 400 g broccoli in a pan dish with a little salt for 5 minutes. In a frying pan, fry 100 g of onion together with 200 g of baby carrots and diced ham. Add the broccoli and season to taste. With the help of a blender, cream the ingredients and add 4 beaten eggs. Next, pour the mixture into a rectangular mould greased with oil. Bake in a bain-marie oven at 160 °C for 45 minutes. Leave to cool before removing from the mould. For presentation, we suggest placing the nougat between two sheets of rice bread. Never before has nougat been so healthy!
Romanesco with almond sauce
A different idea that can serve as a first course is this delicious and light warm romanesco salad. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Start by placing some sultanas in a bowl covered with water. Leave them to soak until they swell, drain and set aside. Cut up 30 g of bread and beat it together with 500 ml of milk and a splash of olive oil, 50 g of sliced almonds, 1 clove of peeled and chopped garlic and a little salt. Place the mixture in a saucepan and leave to reduce for 3-4 minutes. Wash the romanesco and separate it into florets to steam them for 15 minutes. To finish, serve everything with the sauce we have prepared in the bottom of the dish, placing the drained romanesco on top and adding the hydrated sultanas and a few sliced almonds. Delicious and healthy!
We hope our Christmas vegetable recipes have inspired you to incorporate more vegetables into your Christmas festivities. Happy Holidays!