Recipe: Cranberry Hazelnut Greens

With Christmas quickly coming up on us it starts to be time to plan the menu for the day, and a big pile of greens is always an excellent choice to balance out the meal. These cranberry hazelnut greens are not only fresh and light but very Christmassy in flavour, and they look pretty too!

Cranberry Hazelnut Greens | I Spy Plum Pie

This recipe is slightly adapted from one I found on Taste

Ingredients List

  • 700-800g greens
  • 2tbs oil
  • 120g dry roasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar


  1. Trim the greens and cook in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until bright green and still crunchy. Drain and rinse under very cold water then drain again and place on a platter
  2. Roughly chop the hazelnuts and cranberries and mince the garlic
  3. Heat the oil in a fry pan then add the hazelnuts, cranberries and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes
  4. Remove from the heat and add the red wine vinegar and stir through
  5. Spoon the hazelnut mixture over the greens, serve and enjoy!

Cranberry Hazelnut Greens | I Spy Plum Pie

I love the colour and texture of these cranberry hazelnut greens and whilst they are super simple to make they still look impressive enough to not look out of place on the Christmas table. This time I used a combination of asparagus and green beans but broccolini and snow peas would also be excellent choices as well – a combination of whatever you have on hand works!

Cranberry Hazelnut Greens | I Spy Plum Pie

Cranberry Hazelnut Greens | I Spy Plum Pie

Have you thought about the Christmas menu yet? How about these cranberry hazelnut greens?

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4 Comments on Recipe: Cranberry Hazelnut Greens

  1. merilyn
    December 6, 2016 at 7:34 am (7 years ago)

    i’m loving your food ideas/recipes thanks liz!
    photos are great too hun!
    love m:)X

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 3, 2017 at 9:13 am (7 years ago)

      Thanks for all your support lovely xx

  2. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers
    December 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm (7 years ago)

    this looks and sounds like a very festive side. My job is nibbles this year but I’m going to be suggesting this to the one in charge of sides!! Thanks for sharing with YWF and for all your support this year too. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and here’s to a wonderful 2017. x
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 3, 2017 at 9:15 am (7 years ago)

      Thanks for hosting! It was such a great way to find other fantastic bloggers out there xx


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