10 Fun & Festive Christmas Recipes

Pesto Princess © Roasted Nuts

Hello #LoyalRoyals

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.

HRH Kathleen

Pesto Princess © Gazpacho

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.

Pesto Princess © Gazpacho

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. Heres the recipe.

Pesto Princess © Roasted Nuts

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.

Pesto Princess © Seafood Curry

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.

Pesto Princess © Puff Pasty Christmas Tree

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.

Pesto Princess © Potjie Potatoes

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.

Pesto Princess © Whipped Feta

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.

Pesto Princess Loaded Hummus 2

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.

Pesto Princess © Jaffle

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.

Pesto Princess © Festive Wreath

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.

Pesto Princess © Roast Potato, Green Bean & Bacon Salad

Photography, Recipes and Styling by Michelle Parkin.

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