The Christmas wreath salad is the perfect addition to the Christmas table. It is really easy to make and it is perfectly themed for the occasion. All it takes is just 4 ingredients and a total preparation time of 5 minutes.
Wreaths And Christmas Traditions
Interestingly enough, wreaths originated in ancient Greece and Rome. There are many theories about how the wreaths came to be used as a symbol of Christmas. One of the most popular beliefs is that the circular nature of the wreath represents eternity. It is also said to represent never ending life. For Christians across the globe, the wreaths soon began to represent Christmas.
Another interesting theory is that the wreaths originated from the ‘coronas’ that were placed on ancient Roman heads. This was a symbol of nobility. One that was later used to represent the nobility of Christ.
Today you will find wreaths used in all households. Many Christian households have four candles placed in their wreaths. Each candle is a symbol of one Sunday of advent. The last candle is lit on Christmas.
That is why the Christmas wreath salad makes such a festive addition to the table. Plus it is fun to make and you can even get the kids involved.
Christmas Wreath Salad Recipe
Part I – Shape The Wreath
Use a large plate or a platter. Take 3.5 oz of lambs lettuce and shape it such that it forms the circular structure of the wreath.
Part II – Cut The Tomatoes
Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves. Place the tomatoes on the wreath made of lambs lettuce. Preferably place the tomatoes with the cut side downwards. This way they look like little balls.
Part III – Cut The Feta Cheese
Cut the feta cheese into small cubes. Place them on the wreath such that they cover it evenly.
Part IV – Squeeze The Balsamic Glaze On The Wreath
FAQ About Christmas Wreath Salad
I Can’t Get Lamb’s Lettuce. What Can I Use?
If you can’t get lamb’s lettuce, try using arugula lettuce. If this is not available try any other lettuce. Lamb’s lettuce and arugula lettuce however have a lovely texture and taste. They pair well with the tomatoes and feta.
What Other Dressings Can I Use For The Salad?
Balsamic glaze works the best for this salad. If you do not have access to Balsamic vinegar, try using fresh lemon juice instead. It won’t pack the same punch but it will work in a pinch.
- 3.5 oz (100g) of lamb's lettuce or arugola lettuce
- 3.5 oz (100g) of feta cheese (or any other salad cheese)
- 10 cherry or grape tomatoes
- balsamic glaze
- Shape the wreath on a plate using lamb's lettuce.
- Cut tomatoes in half and place them on the lettuce.
- Cut the cheese into small cubes, then place them on the wreath.
- Squeeze the balsamic glaze on the wreath.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 466mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 10g
These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix