First up, a simple Pumpkin, Spinach & Feta Salad!
To make this, you simply cut up some pumpkin, sprinkle with the herbs/spices of your choice - I used a pre-mixed "Moroccan Spice Mix", toss onto a baking tray with half a sliced red onion and 2-4 cloves of garlic. Spray with a little olive oil spray, and bake in a 180c oven for about 40 minutes. You can allow to cool (as I did) or use warm.
Mix together 1tablespoon of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and add 1-2 of the previously roasted cloves of garlic (chop them up or mash them!). Take your spinach leaves (or any other salad leaves that take your fancy - I actually used a bag labelled "Aussie Salad" which also had some slithers of grated beetroot in it), and toss with the dressing. Then its just a matter of adding the roasted pumpkin & onion, some chopped feta cheese and some chopped walnuts!
The second Easy Christmas creation is a fruit salad Christmas tree!
To do this, you take a carrot and a cored apple, and put the carrot into the centre of the apple. You then toothpick your chosen fruit to this structure until it resembles a Christmas Tree! I used Watermelon, Kiwi, Strawberries, Grapes and Cherries. Next time, I will be trying to add some slices of stone fruit as well (to cover more of the gaps!!)