Christmas is the time of year that we are encouraged to indulge, from turkey to gammon, there is often a lot of meats and side dishes that we are lucky enough to gorge ourselves on. Often you find your fridge crammed for days after with leftovers and, while you might be sick of nibbling on dry turkey meat by now, these meats and side dishes can be transformed into awesome meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Olive oil not only rejuvenates the body, but can also help revitalise those Christmas leftovers. With the addition of a healthy dose of olive oil, drizzled over after and used in the cooking process, the below dishes are far from boring and will make sure no leftover, big or small, goes to waste.
Roast potatoes are a popular festive season side that go hand in hand with any roast meat and are often discarded if there are leftovers because they don’t keep their taste very long after being cooked.
This potato & chorizo breakfast hash is a great way to make use of left over potatoes and makes a delicious easy breakfast.
Turkey is pretty much the most reminiscent Christmas roast and because of its size there is usually an abundance of it leftover.
This recipe for leftover BBQ turkey pizza will be a hit with children and also makes for a fun cooking activity to do with the kids to keep that holiday boredom at bay.
If you are wanting something a little lighter for lunch, this turkey and cranberry salad is perfect for summer and making use of that leftover turkey. The roasted turkey cranberry salad is made of mixed greens, shredded turkey, goats cheese, quinoa, and dried cranberries, so it’s healthy and satisfying.
Gammon has become a popular staple on the dinner table over the festive season and it often makes a second appearance on sandwiches for days after the event due to the amount that is left over.
This Carbonara recipe is a great way to use up leftover gammon in a much more exciting way than between two slices of bread.
Tip: chop the gammon into cubes or shred and let marinade in olive oil for an hour or so before cooking to keep it from drying out.