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10 quick and easy Christmas dishes - ready in 30 mins or less

Catering for a crowd doesn't mean you have to spend Christmas Day in the kitchen. With these quick and easy recipes on the menu, you'll have plenty of time to celebrate with family and friends.

  1. Flavoured with Middle Eastern spices and walnuts, this roasted capsicum dip is absolutely divine and ready in no time.

  2. Whip up these no-cook skewers in just 20 minutes for a sophisticated starter that delivers a burst of summer flavour with sweet watermelon, salty fetta and fresh prawns.

  3. For a 15-minute party starter, you can't go past Curtis' smoked salmon carpaccio served with a zesty salsa verde.

  4. These Asian-flavoured prawns with a tropical twist need just 5 minutes on the barbecue so they're perfect for Christmas entertaining.

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    Guests will never guess this salad of crisp pear, peppery rocket and salty parmesan takes just 10 minutes to prepare.

  6. Australians love prawns at Christmas and this delicious salad is a great way to serve them – not only beceause it takes just 20 minutes to prepare!

  7. It takes just 20 minutes to transform store-bought petite pavlovas into these sweet little cups filled with eggnog-flavoured cream and drizzled with boozy rum syrup. A real Christmas miracle!

  8. A sublime combination of crunchy green vegetables and an Asian-flavoured dressing, this gorgeous Asparagus, Snow Pea & Wombok Salad is ready in 30 minutes. Chop chop!

  9. Just 15 minutes' cooking is all it takes to make this traditional potato salad, which includes a creamy horseradish dressing, crispy bacon and hard-boiled eggs.

  10. You can have this colourful Vietnamese-style salad topped with toasted peanuts and coriander leaves on the table in only 20 minutes.