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24 delicious Christmas side dishes

Your Christmas spread wouldn't be complete without a delicious array of side dishes! From classics to new favourites, these recipes will take pride of place at the table on the 25th

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    Caramel-glazed roast pumpkin with yoghurt dressing

    Nici Wickes shares her mum's stunning yet simple recipe for gourmet roast pumpkin. Sticky with brown sugar and served with a tangy yoghurt dressing, this makes a perfect side dish or vegetarian main

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    Mexican-style grilled corn

    Upgrade your usual grilled corn with this delicious Mexican-style corn recipe! Smothered in lime, garlic, spices, mayo and rolled in cheese, this side dish is sure to be a hit at your next BBQ!

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    Zucchini and mint couscous salad

    This refreshingly delicious zucchini and mint couscous salad makes the ultimate side dish to a dinner spread, or a light vegetarian meal.

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    Rosemary and cheddar buttermilk soda bread

    This easy rosemary and cheddar buttermilk soda bread recipe is the perfect addition to your next meal. Serve buttered with a bowl of soup, or with cheese and chutney for a delicious starter

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    Boiled New Potatoes with Minty Herb Butter

    In these enlightened times we feast in all manner of ways on the 25th. But the traditional New Zealand Christmas dinner of a perfectly glazed ham, carrots, spuds and peas followed by a berry-packed and boozily indulgent trifle is still incredibly hard to beat. Sophie Gray aces a classic

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    Parmesan basil croquettes with pesto aioli

    Put that leftover squash to good use in this delicious croquette recipe. Crunchy, cheesy and oh-so moreish, these bites are perfect for entertaining. Serve with pesto aioli for a tasty finishing touch

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    Garlic butter roast carrots, parsnips and capsicums

    No festive spread would be complete without a hearty serving of roast veges. This recipe for garlic butter roast carrots, parsnips and capsicums is perfect for your Christmas or summer dining table

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    Perfect golden and crispy roast potatoes

    There's nothing quite like a side of perfectly roasted spuds! This recipe produces deliciously golden, crispy potatoes that pair wonderfully with a range of different dishes. Dig in!

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    Peas & mint butter

    Here is a simple and tasty way to revitalise the humble pea and make it a worthy addition to any meat dish, rather than an also-ran. Eating your greens never tasted so good.

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    Stuffed baby kumara with cheese, spices and herbs

    Nadia Lim's stuffed kumara recipe may just be your new favourite side dish. Baked to perfection and stuffed with a delicious combination of cheese, spices and herbs, this dish goes with just about everything

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    Rosemary hasselback potatoes

    Nici Wickes' rosemary hasselback potatoes are one of those recipes that is fabulously easy to make yet the result is somehow sophisticated. For a deluxe version, try adding streaky bacon

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    Beetroot and feta crumble

    This delicious beetroot and feta crumble recipe is the perfect side dish for entertaining! Sweet, tangy and topped with golden breadcrumbs, this easy dish was made to impress

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    Maple, thyme and garlic baked kumara slices

    This baked kumara recipe may just be your new favourite side dish! It's gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan friendly, without requiring any fancy ingredients. Plus it goes well with...well, just about everything!

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    Crunchy coleslaw

    This asian-inspired, flavour-packed coleslaw is fit to accompany any family meal or special occasion.

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    Mixed beans with almonds

    Laced with goodness, there's always reason to whip up this effortless and tasty accompaniment for any meal or occasion.

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    Baked stuffed red onions

    Filled with exceptional flavour, these delicious baked stuffed red onions are great served with roast meats or served with sliced ham

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    Barbecued new potato skewers with rosemary and maple

    Fire up the grill and feed the family with this delicious skewer recipe. Tender new potatoes are paired with rosemary, maple and citrus marinade and barbecued to perfection. Try serving with chicken

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    Thyme and honey parsnip with pears

    Nici Wickes' parsnip and pears recipe can dressed up by adding crumbled blue cheese or toasted nuts (walnuts or pine nuts are good), or enjoyed as is for a simply delicious side

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