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Vegetarian starter recipes

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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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  • Artichokes & herby olive sauce

    Artichokes & herby olive sauce

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Four balsamic chicory, pine nut and blue cheese tartlets

    Balsamic chicory, pine nut & blue cheese tartlets

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    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

  • Baked stuffed Romano peppers

    Baked stuffed Romano peppers

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.20 ratings

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

  • Stuffed mushroom bruschettas

    Stuffed mushroom bruschettas

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Wild mushroom tartlets

    Wild mushroom tartlets

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.60 ratings

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

  • Honeyed winter salad

    Honeyed winter salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.33 ratings

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

  • Chiu Chow chilli smacked cucumber served in a large bowl

    Chiu Chow smacked cucumber

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    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

  • Mexican bean salad

    Mexican bean salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.29 ratings

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

  • Stuffed courgette rolls

    Stuffed courgette rolls

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.19 ratings

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

  • Spicy roasted parsnip soup in a bowl garnished with cumin seeds

    Spicy roasted parsnip soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.230 ratings

    Aromatic flavours transform the ordinary parsnip into a delicious warming soup

  • 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

  • Butternut & harissa hummus

    Butternut & harissa hummus

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 ratings

    Roast pumpkin with plenty of garlic then blitz into a Moroccan-style dip with spicy harissa and sesame paste

  • 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

  • Simple crab bruschetta

    Simple crab bruschetta

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • Spiced parsnip & cauliflower soup

    Spiced parsnip & cauliflower soup

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.20 ratings

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

  • Seeded flatbreads

    Seeded flatbreads

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Moroccan-style breads with nigella and sesame seeds, great for wrapping and dipping

  • Mini creamy mushroom pies

    Mini creamy mushroom pies

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Carrot and parsnip soup in a bowl

    Carrot & parsnip soup

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Brie & cranberry twists

    Brie & cranberry twists

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Broad bean bruschetta

    Broad bean bruschetta

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Leek, pea & watercress soup served in a bowl

    Leek, pea & watercress soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.24 ratings

    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

  • Paella arancini bites

    Paella arancini bites

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    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...

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