Boxing Day Recipes: how to use up your Christmas leftovers

Reduce your food waste over the festive period with our selection of easy but tasty recipes to use up your Christmas leftovers.

Blood orange boxing day salad (Photo by: Getty Images)

On Boxing Day, when all you crave is bright piquant flavours to reboot beleaguered taste buds, these recipes are perfect.

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Here is our pick of healthy recipes to use up your leftovers on Boxing Day.

Satsuma, pomegranate and walnut salad 

Blood oranges are gorgeous in this salad, but if you have a mountain of festive satsumas, tangerines or oranges, use these instead. Equally, pecans, almonds or hazelnuts will be just as good here.

This bright and juicy salad pairs beautifully with any leftover roast meat or blue cheese.

Blood orange boxing day salad (Photo by: Getty Images)
Use your Christmas satsumas to make this easy and fresh Boxing Day salad (Photo by: Getty Images)

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Quick, crisp pickled vegetables

Serve these pickled vegetables as antipasti or as part of buffet lunch.

Chop the raw vegetables into broadly equal sizes, no bigger than 2cm; carrots, radishes, celery, cauliflower florets, small beetroots, pale cabbage leaves, apples, rhubarb, green beans, peppers.

To serve, remove the pickled veg from the liquor and serve in a shallow dish with toothpicks to skewer.

Pickled boxing day vegetables (Photo by: Getty Images)
Pickled boxing day vegetables (Photo by: Getty Images)
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