Elevate your Christmas feast with a burst of summery freshness (and ingredients that won’t break the bank).

Feast on a budget

In the spirit of celebrating Christmas without breaking the bank, we understand the importance of budget-friendly yet delicious options.

This year, we’ve curated a selection of simple and cost-effective recipes to grace your Christmas feast. These dishes not only cater to your taste buds but also offer a sigh of relief to your wallet, ensuring that the season’s joy can be savoured without compromising on flavour or finances.

Share the love 

Combining the recipes on this page, we have created a printable cookbook that you can gift to a loved one this year. 

You’ll find a space at the start of the cookbook to add your own personal touch – a favourite recipe, a kitchen experiment, or a family tradition.

The downloadable PDF version is available for free, allowing you to easily print and share this with someone special.

Get started with a succulent salad

Indulge in the vibrant flavours of summer with this festive salad featuring crisp cucumbers, zesty sumac-infused onions, and a refreshing medley of herbs, all dressed in a citrusy blend of lemon and a hint of sizzling mint oil, served atop a bed of creamy yogurt—a perfect addition to your seasonal celebrations.

This recipe has been created by Ottolenghi, who has crafted a culinary style grounded in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean traditions, yet enriched by a diverse array of global influences and ingredients.

Roast pumpkin with a twist

Savour a flavour-packed mixture of pumpkin, spices and maple syrup, topped with crumbled feta, walnuts, and a touch of Chilli. Simple, easy and delicious!

This recipe is brought to you by RecipeTin. Her recipes embody a philosophy of fast, creative, and clever cooking with gourmet flavours from budget-friendly ingredients. 


Simple ingredients, big flavours

Elevate your lunch or dinner with these delectable stuffed peppers, grilled to charred perfection and filled with a flavourful mix of rice, olives, zesty citrus, and creamy mascarpone. 

This recipe has been created by Delicious.

A Christmas Classic

Create cherished holiday memories with your family by baking these delightful gingerbread men for Christmas. Cream together butter, brown sugar, molasses, and aromatic spices, then roll out and shape the dough into festive figures before baking to perfection—soft in the middle and irresistibly spiced.

This recipe is created by Love and Lemons. Love and Lemons celebrates the nourishment, enjoyment, and delicious-ness of cooking with seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Heartfelt feasts

We hope that these thoughtfully selected recipes not only delight your taste buds, but also spark inspiration for your summer shopping lists (without burning a hole in your pockets.) And if you decide to incorporate any of these recipes into your festive feasts, we’d love to hear about it! Feel free to share your Christmas feast stories, or send us a photo of your creations.