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.

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
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Enjoy these balsamic chicory, pine nut and blue cheese tartlets as a part of a picnic or buffet. A sharp goat’s cheese or feta would also work well

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.5 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
60 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
33 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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this spicy smacked cucumber with steak, if you like, or as an appetiser. ‘Smacking’ the cucumber allows the marinade to be absorbed into the flesh

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
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
229 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Aromatic flavours transform the ordinary parsnip into a delicious warming soup

45 mins
Easy
Vegan
37 ratings 4.4 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
16 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
More effort
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This easy Spring starter is perfect for the beginnings of an Easter feast. Thick slices of sourdough, crab and crunchy radishes make a fresh, zesty starter

20 mins
Easy
20 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
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
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Individual party pies with vegetarian garlicky filling, flavoured with caraway for a Scandinavian feel

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Create a batch of creamy parsnip and carrot soup for a warming lunch or supper. Serve with crusty bread and freeze any leftovers you have for busy days

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Baked camembert just got a whole lot better – try home baking a decorative ring and tear off chunks to dunk like fondue

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Get creative with filo pastry and serve up stylish canapés, with creamy French cheese and sweet fruit

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for a rustic lunch or snack, this posh beans on toast is perfect to impress guests

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Pack in the goodness with this vibrant green soup, packed with leeks, peas and watercress. It's tasty and healthy too, both low in calories and fat

32 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These crispy paella bites make the perfect canapé for a Spanish-style party. We predict they’re the new deep-fried mac 'n' cheese, watch this space...

40 mins
Easy
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