Festive Christmas salad


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes12 servings
Festive Christmas salad

James Tse


  • 8 ripe plum tomatoes

  • 6 celery stalks

  • 3 yellow, orange and red bell peppers

  • 1 small red onion

  • 2 170-g jars marinated artichokes

  • 2 clementines or oranges

  • 1 cup kalamata olives

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dill

  • 1 large lemon

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tsp dried dill

  • 1/2 tsp dried basil

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • Cut tomatoes in half. Squeeze out and discard seeds and juice, then coarsely chop. Thinly slice celery diagonally. Slice peppers into thin bite-size strips. Cut onion in half, then thinly slice. Place all in a large bowl, separating onion rings. Drain artichokes well, then coarsely chop. Remove peel from oranges. Slice oranges in half crosswise, then into thick half moons. Add both to salad with olives and 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh dill.

  • Squeeze 1/4 cup (50 mL) juice from lemon into a small bowl. Whisk in sugar, Dijon, garlic, dried dillweed, basil, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil. Before serving, drizzle dressing over vegetables and toss. After dressing, the salad stands up well at room temperature for several hours or in the refrigerator about half a day. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 26, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 2g, Fat 2g, Sodium 25mg.

Don't get sidelined planning your buffet menu. This fresh-tasting salad is the only vegetable needed.