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Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

29 Recipes

Kick off proceedings with an imaginative meat-free plate.

Roasted onion soup with goat's cheese toasts

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(14 ratings)
Roasting the onions gives the soup a rich caramelised flavour that really hits the spot on a chilly day
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Squash & nigella seed soup

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(6 ratings)
Nigella seeds are a flavourful addition to this winter soup; they taste like oregano and have the slight bitterness of mustard seeds
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

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(30 ratings)
Satisfying and comforting soup is the ultimate meal in a bowl, like this smooth and spicy North African blend
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Make-ahead mushroom soufflés

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(20 ratings)
A soufflé to start always gives your dinner party a 'wow' factor and this make-ahead recipe gives you more time to be the perfect host
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Goat's cheese & onion pastries

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(5 ratings)
Use a hearty shortcrust base then top with creamy cheese and crunchy walnuts and contrast with watercress salad
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian

Mushroom & tarragon pâté

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(5 ratings)
This low-fat, easy pâté is a perfect vegetarian starter
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Clementine, feta & winter leaf salad

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(4 ratings)
This wonderfully light salad is packed with easy-to-find seasonal ingredients and makes a great Christmas starter
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Parsnip soup with parsley cream

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(1 ratings)
Give vegetarian food the Michelin-star touch with this rich and velvety soup from MasterChef judge Monica Galetti
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Winter crunch salad

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(3 ratings)
A crispy, fresh vegetarian salad to use up those winter vegetables
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

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