Christmas Recipes From SA’s Most Popular Chefs

Christmas Recipes From SA’s Most Popular Chefs

There’s nothing like the laughter and conversation of family over a table of delectable Christmas foods decked out across the table.

To help you make the day extra special, we’ve laid out some Christmas recipes to try out from some of the best and popular chefs in the country. From desserts to side dishes and finger foods, here are some yummy recipes you can try out for the big day.

Siba’s Honey-Glazed Gammon

Honey-glazed gammon is highly-recommended as a festive meal. The meat is usually a favourite and often fares well alongside a variety of side dishes. Chef Siba has said that the recipe is pretty popular in her own family and that it’s adored by her fans. See the recipe here.

Glam Foodie’s Basil Cayenne Pesto Bread Wreath

Nothing says Christmas like a wreath of doughy bread that makes your heart melt once you pull it apart. Chef Charmaine’s bread wreath isn’t only sumptuous, it’s also got the whole Christmas look and feel right down to a T. See the recipe here.

Zanele Van Zyl’s Veg Kebabs

Chef Zanele’s veg kebabs are the perfect addition to any Christmas meal. This dish is not only easy to make, but is also healthy, and super delicious. See the recipe here.

The Lazy Makoti’s Creamy Mushroom Mielie Rice

Mielie rice has long been a South African staple. We love this creamy mealie recipe from Chef Mogau Seshoene with it’s peppery flavour and smooth texture. See the recipe here.

Chef Nono’s Lentil Salad

If you’re looking for a good lentil recipe, Chef Nono’s Lentil salad is perfect. This hearty dish combines a variety of sweet and spicy flavours and is refreshing alongside heavier dishes. See the recipe here.

Siba’s Deconstructed Peppermint Crisp Tart

Siba’s Deconstructed Peppermint Crisp Tart requires a very short preparation time considering the amount of sweet lusciousness it creates in your mouth. While you can make this South African favourite in a bowl, Siba recommends serving it in glasses for some added elegance. See the recipe here.

Funi’s No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

No-bake cakes are a treat to make when you’re pressed for time. Chef Funi’s lemon cheesecake recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and tart as well as smooth and crunchy. See the recipe here.

Chef Nti’s Lemongrass Ginger Beer

Chef Nti's lemongrass ginger beer.

Whether you call it ginger beer or gemmer, no South African can deny the festive memories that this refreshing drink inspires. Chef Nti’s recipe is the perfect drink to quench your thirst this Christmas. See the recipe here.


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