Burrata and salad bruschetta

Vegetarian starter recipes

Meat-free starters such as halloumi and watermelon salad.

4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Try a new twist on bruschetta, topped with burrata, broad beans, sugar snap peas, radish, mint and chilli. It makes a fab lunch or starter for a dinner party

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The salt crust really intensifies the natural flavour of the beetroot as it steams in its own juices, seasoning it as it cooks

3 hrs
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Vegetarian
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7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These crunchy croquettes are both a stealthy way to get more vegetables into your kids as well as a great vegetarian party nibble

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

Adapt these arancini rice balls to your liking: add fresh herbs, sundried tomatoes or chopped ham. You can also make the balls from leftover cold risotto

1 hr and 45 mins
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Sweet and salty, hot and sharp, these canapés make a great light snack or casual starter. The brittle is delicious on its own, make twice as much and serve it on the side

55 mins
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Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A simple low-fat soup that's a fresh new way to use a bag of mixed leaves - it's rich in vitamin C, fibre, folate and calcium too

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Artichoke makes this soup ultra silky and the crispy skins add a hit of crunch and flavour - perfect as a starter for dinner with friends

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This warm winter salad has it all: colour, flavour and texture. Sweet blood oranges, sharp feta and nutty Jerusalem artichokes combine to create a beautiful side or seasonal meze

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A lovely combination of sweet carrots, fresh cheese and juicy seeds - interesting enough for a main, starter or side

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
291 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
104 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a hearty bowl of soup in next to no time, perfect for a quick lunch or warming supper

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This fresh and light salad makes an ideal summer evening supper

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Delicious and simple, this striking Mediterranean starter is easier to prepare than you might think

1 hr
Easy
Vegan
19 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve this as a light veggie supper with crusty bread, or as a side with grilled chicken or fish

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

The big mushrooms cook to a moist meatiness under their cloak of peppers and melting goat’s cheese, a veggie dish anyone will enjoy.

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
57 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Delicious tartlets, perfect for a buffet or light appetiser, just choose your own mix of mushrooms to make it your own

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bring summer to winter with this fresh salad - it contains 3 of your 5-a-day too

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
29 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Not one to leave your tummy rumbling, this filling salad really hits the spot and has a spicy kick

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Try Gordon Ramsay's take on Italian antipasti - tantalise your palate with this no-cook starter

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
212 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Aromatic flavours transform the ordinary parsnip into a delicious warming soup

45 mins
Easy
Vegan
36 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
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Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Batch cook this healthy vegetable soup then pack into lunchboxes and freeze - it's spiced with coriander, fennel, turmeric and ginger

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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