Christmas Leftovers Salad

  • Author: Ciara @ My Fussy Eater
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Meal
  • Cuisine: British


A quick and easy kale salad made from leftover Christmas turkey, ham and vegetables


  • Salad:
  • 4 cups Christmas dinner leftovers – turkey, ham, vegetables, etc
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 200g kale
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put the Christmas leftovers and dried cranberries in a frying pan with a small amount of oil or butter and the honey and fry gently over a medium heat, stirring regularly until it has all warmed through.
  2. Place the kale in a bowl or onto a salad plate and add with the warm leftovers. Top with pomegranate seeds and chopped hazelnuts.
  3. Make the dressing by pouring all the ingredients into a jar with a lid. Shake vigorously until they have all combined.
  4. Serve immediately.