After guilty pleasures of gluttony that go hand in hand with Christmas, New Year is another opportunity to spoil your close ones. There's no better way to celebrate the New Year than with a bright and flavorful dinner enjoyed in the bosom of your family. A platter of the main course and a few no-hassle salads we rounded up for you will crown the passing year and welcome 2018 into your house.
Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with Hazelnuts and Cranberries
This vibrant salad combines all sorts of textures and flavors you would otherwise think uncombinable – nutty and soft sprouts, salty and crispy bacon, sweet and thick maple syrup, vanilla and crunchy hazelnuts, spiced up with tangy cranberry and piney rosemary. The rich salad will serve as an amazing side dish to poultry.
Nutty Wild Rice Salad with Kiwifruit and Red Grapes
Extravagant Wild Rice with Kiwifruit Salad screams festiveness. It is definitely not your everyday routine side dish. Bald choice of ingredients – fruit with rice cooked in chicken stock – form a true decadent pleasure.
Want to give your New Year an Italian twist? Do so by making a Calamari Salad! The seafood lovers would be raving about this salad. You can make it ahead and if desired, you can add squid, shrimp, octopus or scallops.
Cranberry, Glazed Walnut, Orange, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad
Everything is better with blue cheese! A small amount of this posh diary product brings any dish to the next level. This chef-worthy appetizer will get recognition from busy people, as it uses premade ingredients.
Corn, Sweet Onion, and Tomato Salad
This refreshing and pretty salad is definitely on the lighter side and it perfectly compliments any grilled meat. Very easy to prepare, it will brighten up your table and mood.
Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Presentation is king! Creamy prawn salad with Lois-style dressing is beautifully packed into avocado halves for a generous portion. This perfect New Year appetizer is great not only for a sit-down dinner but also as party food.
We wish our readers wealth, good health and prosperity in the coming year. Come back in 2018 for more recipes and cooking ideas!