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Vegan starter recipes

Kick off your dinner party with vegan starter and sharing recipes from the Good Food team, including vegetable fritters, soups, salads, dips and breads.

1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This deep-fried Indian street food makes a great party snack – crisp rounds of bread filled with chickpeas and potato, drizzled with a herb and spice water

1 hr and 50 mins
A challenge
Healthy
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This help-yourself veggie starter of tempura-like lightly battered cauliflower is also good as a nibble with drinks

35 mins
More effort
Vegan
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A fresh and crunchy seasonal slaw served with sweet pecans, cashews, almond and peanuts in a sweet, spicy glaze

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

With this easy bread, there's no need to knead. The slow rise allows the gluten to develop naturally and the sticky, wet dough helps produce focaccia's characteristic air bubbles -  great served warm…

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Sweet when blanched, slightly bitter when burned, these perfectly balanced leeks atop crusty ciabatta make an easy, healthy, vegan starter

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

This refreshing salad is a new take on an Italian classic, with a touch of sweetness - pair it with pork belly for a summer roast 

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

This street food dim sum from Beijing is an authentic type of bao bun that puffs up in the pan. You can fill with minced chicken, pork or prawns if you don't want to go veggie

2 hrs
A challenge
Vegan
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Miriam's easy, chilled almond soup makes a refreshing starter and only has 4 ingredients for an authentic Spanish taste

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Courgettes are at their best in the summer months, take advantage and whip up a quick, fresh side dish with garlic and herbs

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

A vegan tabbouleh with all the flavours of summer. The coconut and tahini dressing adds a creamy, nutty element to this winning couscous

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Peppery radishes are delicious when eaten with a pinch of rock salt, but this healthy recipe goes a little further and roasts them with a drizzle of olive oil

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

The apple and sage contrast beautifully with naturally sweet butternut squash in this low-fat, gluten-free festive dinner party starter

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

With just 20 minutes preparation and no cooking time you'll be able to whip up this colourful avocado and bread salad in no time

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Crunch and freshness are the order of the day with this zesty, healthy side salad with pulses and herbs

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This zingy side salad is packed full of goodness and it adds a touch of colour to any dish

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Made from wild red Camargue rice, cashew nuts, lime juice, spring onions and coriander, this super side salad is ideal for a picnic

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A light and vibrant shredded salad flavoured with orange blossom water, cumin and mint- serve alongside spiced meats

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Try a new way of serving sweetcorn - skewer slices of cob for a lolly effect, then serve with a Japanese sweet, sticky dipping sauce

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
15 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Roast pumpkin with plenty of garlic then blitz into a Moroccan-style dip with spicy harissa and sesame paste

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Moroccan-style breads with nigella and sesame seeds, great for wrapping and dipping

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

This earthy and vegetarian rice pilaf is good for feeding a crowd, so works well on a buffet table

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Serve your grain with cucumber, apricot, peppers, olives and tomatoes then drizzle with lemon-infused oil for a mellow finish

12 mins
Easy
Vegan
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Slice fennel and chargrill it as the base to a salad dressed with Kalamata olives, parsley, basil and garlic

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
109 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Flavour up butternut squash with Indian spices for this warming and healthy vegetarian soup

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
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