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Halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad on a plate

Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

37 Recipes
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Kick off your Christmas dinner menu with one of our impressive and tasty meat-free starters. Get creative with soups, salads, tarts and other veggies dishes.


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  • Halloumi, carrot & orange salad served on a plate

    Halloumi, carrot & orange salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.55 ratings

    Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day

  • Three goat’s cheese, pear & walnut tartines on a serving platter

    Goat’s cheese, pear & walnut tartines

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.12 ratings

    Top toasted sourdough with goat's cheese, honey-roasted pears and walnuts to make these tasty tartines. They take just two minutes to prep and deliver one of your 5-a-day

  • A collection of caramelised mushroom tartlets

    Caramelised mushroom tartlets

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.12 ratings

    Try these super-clever caramelised mushroom tartlets on those occasions when you're entertaining and need an exciting canapé, but could do without the faff

  • White velvet soup topped with smoky almonds, served in a bowl alongside rye bread

    White velvet soup with smoky almonds

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Try a healthy twist on classic comfort food with this silky veggie soup, topped with almonds. It’s low in fat and calories but packed full of flavour

  • Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

    Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.28 ratings

    This spicy soup combines red lentils, apples and parsnip for a smooth, warming soup - a low fat meal that you can make ahead and freeze

  • Vegan spring rolls on a serving platter with a chilli dipping sauce

    Vegan rainbow spring rolls

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Try these colourful vegan spring rolls as canapés for a party, vibrant with fresh veg and juicy mango. Serve with a sweet chilli dipping sauce

  • Squash & nigella seed soup

    Squash & nigella seed soup

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.10 ratings

    Nigella seeds are a flavourful addition to this winter soup; they taste like oregano and have the slight bitterness of mustard seeds

  • Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

    Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.66 ratings

    Satisfying and comforting soup is the ultimate meal in a bowl, like this smooth and spicy North African blend

  • Make-ahead mushroom soufflés

    Make-ahead mushroom soufflés

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.37 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


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