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Warm Weather Christmas Recipes

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When most people think of Christmas, they imagine snow, hot cocoa, and a warm fireplace. However, for those living in warmer climes, traditional Christmas foods can be a bit out of place. This is where warm weather Christmas recipes come in, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the holiday season without sacrificing your taste buds or your love for the warm weather.

But why should you stick to classic Christmas dishes when you can indulge in something new? With warm-weather Christmas recipes, you can get creative and serve up refreshing, light, and perfect dishes for the holiday season.

Salads and Starters

Let’s start with some refreshing salads and starters that are perfect for hot weather:

  • Mango and Avocado Salad

This deliciously fresh salad is perfect for Christmas in warm weather. Sweet and juicy mango pairs perfectly with creamy avocado, tangy grapefruit, and crunchy pepitas.

  • Shrimp Cocktail

A classic starter that’s perfect for any occasion, Shrimp Cocktail is a light and refreshing option that won’t weigh you down in the heat.

Main Dishes

For the main event, we have some tasty options that are sure to impress your guests:

  • Grilled Turkey 

Who says turkey has to be roasted? Grilling your turkey is a great way to keep the heat outside, and it adds a smoky flavor that is simply irresistible. Serve it with a refreshing side salad and a cool glass of iced tea for the perfect Christmas meal.

  • Grilled Lamb Chops

Impress your guests with this succulent and juicy grilled lamb chops recipe. Seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and olive oil, these chops will be a hit with your family and friends.

  • Grilled Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are always a hit, and they’re even better when grilled. Use fresh, locally sourced fish, and top with a zesty avocado salsa for a light and flavorful meal.


No Christmas dinner is complete without some sweet treats. Here are some desserts that are perfect for warm weather:

  • Summer Berry Trifle

This summer berry trifle is the perfect dessert for Christmas in warm weather. Layers of fresh berries, whipped cream, and pound cake make for a decadent and refreshing dessert.

  • Coconut Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is a traditional Italian dessert that literally translates to ‘cooked cream’. The creamy and refreshing coconut panna cotta dessert is a great way to end your warm weather Christmas feast. It is a simple mixture of sweetened cream and gelatin infused with coconut milk. This panna cotta is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy. 

Spend Christmas in LA with Holiday Road

Embracing the warmth and making the most of the weather is what warm weather Christmas recipes are all about. Whether you’re living in a tropical climate or just want to try something new, these mouth-watering recipes are sure to impress your guests and make your Christmas meal a success.

So why not break free from tradition and try something new this holiday season? With these warm-weather Christmas recipes, you’re sure to create a memorable meal that everyone will enjoy. Are you spending your holiday season in the Los Angeles area? Visit Holiday Road for our 2023 Winter season to try our delicious food trucks, and holiday bar serving some of the best temperate Christmas food and drinks around!

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