Christmas is a time for getting together with family and friends, and no matter how many people we’re with we always seem to eat way more than we thought possible! Yet there is always food that inevitably gets left at the end of the day.
In the UK, a staggering four million Christmas dinners are wasted each year. So we’ve put together 3 recipes using Christmas leftovers to help you avoid food waste this season.
1. Cranberry Sauce Frozen Cocktail
Get even merrier this year with this frozen cocktail made from cranberry sauce.
Tsp leftover cranberry sauce
Simply add all your ingredients together and blend. Voila!
2. Turkey Salad
After eating so much on the big day, sometimes all you want is something light and fresh. Try this Turkey salad with leftover stuffing 'croutons' and cranberry sauce vinaigrette for a quick and easy meal option.
Leftover roast turkey
x2 Tsp leftover cranberry sauce
Tsp Dijon mustard
x2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
x4 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
Crumble the leftover stuffing onto a baking tray and place under the grill on medium heat for 5-8 mins to toast. Add washed and shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and red onions, and turkey to a large salad bowl. In a blender mix together the cranberry sauce, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper until smooth. Then drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad, sprinkle the stuffing 'croutons' and enjoy!
3. Veggie Stir Fry
Stir fries are always a great way to use up leftover vegetables. This stir fry will be a welcome change for your taste buds from all the hearty Christmas food.
Leftover vegetables (brussel sprouts, carrots, cabbage, etc.)
In a wok, add the leftover vegetables and beansprouts. Allow them to golden slightly, then add the noodles and hoisin sauce, cook for a further 5 mins stirring continuously.