This year we’re focusing on fun, festive recipes that are quick and easy to make.
Some can be made with the little ones (try the Puff Pastry Christmas Tree); others are easy to throw together when family pops in (the Gazpacho and Festive Seafood Curry are winners); and some are South African holiday classics (don’t even try to ‘holiday’ without a jaffle).
Wherever you may be we wish you, and those who matter most, peace, love and good health in abundance.
1. Summery & Chilled Gazpacho
This classic starter comes together in no time with our ready-to-use Pesto Princess Fresh Tomato Soup. Find the recipe here.
2. Roasted Nuts with Pesto or Chermoula
This recipe for roasted nuts with pesto or chermoula makes for a fun festive activity and a perfect homemade gift. Here‘s the recipe.
3. Festive Seafood Curry
This year I’ll be keeping things super simple so this summery (and easy) dish will definitely be on the festive menu.
4. Puff Pastry Christmas Tree
This makes for the perfect festive starter, but it‘s also a fun project that the kids can get stuck into! Here you go.
5. Next Level Potjie Potatoes
We’re gifting you a secret family recipe for the most perfect, golden, crispy potatoes ever… cooked in a potjie! If you’re feeling generous, screenshot this recipe and WhatsApp it immediately to your family group 😊They’re that good. And you won’t be sorry you cooked so many. Secret recipe here.
6. Whipped Feta with Basil Pesto & Roast Tomatoes
This simple recipe for a whipped feta dip with our Pesto Princess Basil Pesto is ridiculously satisfying to make. And eat. Scoop up with nachos or your favourite crackers. Festive season dip… incoming.
7. Three Recipes for Loaded Hummus
Loaded hummus is rather addictive! Once you’ve tried one recipe, you can’t help fantasizing about new ways of turning a tub of Pesto Princess Hummus into a feast. Try our versions.
8. Braaibroodjie Jaffle with Red Pesto
Planning a Christmas getaway, an epic camping trip or just want those holiday vibes at home? You need the Braaibroodjie Jaffle with Red Pesto.
9. Savoury Christmas Wreath with Tzatziki
Serve these savoury Christmas wreaths straight from the oven with your favourite dips like our Pesto Princess Hummus and Tzatziki in the centre. Head here for the recipe.
10. Roast Potato, Green Bean & Bacon Salad
I’m often asked to bring a salad or a side dish to a braai and this is the go-to. If you’re needing the plant-based version, lose the bacon and include crispy fried tofu cubes instead. Here you go.
Photography, Recipes and Styling by Michelle Parkin.