The holiday season is a time for indulging in delicious meals with friends and family. But when all the festivities are over, you might be faced with a fridge full of leftovers!
Rather than letting them go to waste or simply reheating them, why not transform them into delightful summer dishes?
Here are some of favourite ways to reinvent your leftovers!
Summer Salad with Christmas Ham
Turn that leftover Christmas ham into a refreshing salad. Mix diced ham with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and your favourite summer fruits like mangoes and pineapples. Drizzle with a tangy dressing made from olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Now, you've got a vibrant, nutritious, and cooling meal for those hot summer days!
Panettone French Toast
Your leftover panettone can make an unexpectedly perfect breakfast. Slice the panettone, dip in a mixture of beaten eggs, milk, and a pinch of sugar, and cook on a non-stick pan until golden. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a colourful assortment of fresh summer berries for a bright start to your day.
Grilled Turkey and Vegetable Skewers
Grilled dishes scream summer, and your Christmas turkey can be reimagined into a delicious grilled treat. Cut the turkey into cubes, thread onto skewers alternating with capsicum, zucchinis, and cherry tomatoes. Brush with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, and your favourite herbs, then grill until nicely charred. Serve with a fresh couscous salad.
Ham and Cheese Stuffed Zucchinis
Give a summer twist to your Christmas ham by stuffing it into zucchini boats. Halve zucchinis lengthwise, scoop out insides, and fill with a mixture of diced ham, cheese, breadcrumbs, and herbs. Bake until zucchinis are tender and the tops are golden. A delicious and healthier alternative to the heavy Christmas meals!
With a little creativity, your Christmas leftovers can be the star of delightful summer dishes. Not only do you reduce waste, but you also get to enjoy the holiday flavours in a lighter, refreshing way. So, this summer, give your Christmas leftovers a sunny makeover!