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Vegetarian Christmas starter 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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  • Goat's cheese & onion pastries

    Goat's cheese & onion pastries

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Use a hearty shortcrust base then top with creamy cheese and crunchy walnuts and contrast with watercress salad

  • Mushroom & tarragon pâté

    Mushroom & tarragon pâté

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.10 ratings

    This low-fat, easy pâté is a perfect vegetarian starter

  • Clementine, feta & winter leaf salad

    Clementine, feta & winter leaf salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    This wonderfully light salad is packed with easy-to-find seasonal ingredients and makes a great Christmas starter

  • Parsnip soup with parsley cream

    Parsnip soup with parsley cream

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Give vegetarian food the Michelin-star touch with this rich and velvety soup from MasterChef judge Monica Galetti

  • Winter crunch salad

    Winter crunch salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    A crispy, fresh vegetarian salad to use up those winter vegetables

  • Peppered potato soup

    Peppered potato soup

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    This thrifty dinner party leek and potato soup recipe has an attractive pale colour from using the bottom end of the allium and a bouquet garni

  • Three-cheese soufflés

    Three-cheese soufflés

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    With a double layer of goat's cheese and a coating of cream, these bistro-style bakes are authentically rich

  • Baked camembert pie for sharing

    Baked camembert pie for sharing

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Baked cheese gets even more indulgent. A layer of quince or cranberry jelly adds an extra dimension to this group-sized starter

  • Pear & manchego salad

    Pear & manchego salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    Spruce up a salad with a rosemary, honey and hazelnut crumb to accompany Spanish cheese, sweet fruit and bitter leaves

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