Cranberries are definitely a christmas fruit. However, in Australia I've never seen fresh cranberries! So instead, we make Lentil and Dried Cranberry Salad. It has graced our Christmas table for the past 2 years; and hopefully may grace yours too. If the weather doesn't suit it...wait till summer rolls around for you. You won't regret keeping this recipe!
1 x 400g can of lentils, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup dried cranberries
200g spinach leaves or mixed salad leaves with shredded beetroot
2 carrots, washed, peeled and grated
1/2 red capsicum, deseeded, diced finely
Toss all ingredients in a salad bowl. Serve!