Burrata and salad bruschetta

Vegetarian starter recipes

Plan a meal with one of these meat-free starters. From crispy bruschetta to vegetable soups and spicy arancini, we've got plenty of delicious plant-based inspiration.

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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
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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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8 ratings 4.3 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
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Try our take on veggie gyoza. These dumplings can be cooked from frozen and easily adapted with your own fillings. You can also use shop-bought gyoza skins

2 hrs and 20 mins
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Vegan
14 ratings 4.4 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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Make the most of seasonal broad beans during the summer months and make this vibrant bean and feta crostini. Ideal as a starter, simply top with asparagus

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Make this tabbouleh-inspired quinoa, chard, goat's cheese and grilled peach salad as something different for lunch. It's full of textures and fresh flavours

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Make the most of springtime Jersey Royals in this vibrant salad, with roasted shallots, pickled radish, mint and watercress

55 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this vegetable-packed tomato soup for a lovely light family meal, with leftovers for the next day. Serve with bread or our Cheese, Marmite & spinach pinwheels

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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Celebrate fennel season in mid-summer with this delightful side salad. It's made with radishes, shavings of lancashire cheese, basil, mint and pickled peaches 

33 mins
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Vegetarian
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Combine the flavours of salty cheese and sweet honey to create a dish that’s so much more than the sum of its parts. Rich and decadent, serve with warm pitta

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Impress family and friends with the ultimate sharing starter: cheesy, moreish garlic dough balls. With a tomato-based dipping sauce, they make an ideal addition to any Italian-inspired menu

1 hr and 15 mins
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Dress this courgette and halloumi salad while everything is still fairly warm, then the courgettes will soak up the flavours of the caper and lemon dressing

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make 'buffalo cauliflower' for a veggie take on the spicy American classic. Served with a ranch dip, it makes an excellent Friday night sharing treat

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make a comforting starter or lunch in no time with our easy creamy carrot soup, topped with garlicky seeded croutons. Quick and simple, it takes just 30 minutes to make

30 mins
Easy
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
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Ripe sweet cherries, creamy ricotta and salty prosciutto combine beautifully on these little toasts - the perfect nibble for a summer party

9 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.7 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
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Perk up homemade soda bread with onion and a light but punchy mustard butter. Serve alongside your favourite cold meats and a fresh salad

1 hr and 20 mins
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Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.5 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
299 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
107 ratings 4.5 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
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