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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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  • Lentil dumplings in yogurt (dahi bhalle) served on a plate

    Lentil dumplings in yogurt (dahi bhalla)

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make these soft lentil dumplings as a snack or side dish. They’re coated with yogurt and served with coriander relish, plus our tamarind & date sauce

  • Focaccia on cooling rack with slice cut

    Sourdough focaccia

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Bake a fresh batch of sourdough focaccia with our step-by-step recipe and top breadmaking tips. Enjoy a golden brown slice drizzled with olive oil

  • Winter tabbouleh served on a plate

    Winter tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Combine cauliflower, fennel, bulgur wheat, nuts and pomegranate seeds to make this winter version of tabbouleh. It's delicious served as a side dish

  • Cauliflower soup in two bowls

    Cauliflower soup

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.63 ratings

    Throw together this comforting and creamy cauliflower soup for lunch or a light supper. It's perfect topped with parsley and served with crusty bread

  • A serving of white bean hummus with pickled beetroot and kale

    White bean hummus with pickled beetroot & kale

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    Make some homemade hummus and top with pickled beetroot and kale to make it extra special. It's ideal for a buffet or as a starter or side dish with crudités

  • A dish of quinoa salad with avocado mayo

    Quinoa salad with avocado mayo

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.13 ratings

    Easy to put together and full of flavour, this healthy lunch option proides iron, folate, vitamin C and fibre. Make it vegetarian by leaving out the chicken

  • Curried kale and chickpea soup in a bowl

    Curried kale & chickpea soup

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Rustle up this budget-friendly, healthy soup for a nourishing, easy midweek meal. It's packed with kale, chickpeas, sweet potato and plenty of flavour

  • Two salsify crumpets

    Salsify crumpets

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Grow your own salsify between October and February and use it to make a delicious topping for crumpets. It makes a lovely breakfast or light lunch

  • Mexican-style stuffed peppers served on a plate

    Mexican-style stuffed peppers

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.18 ratings

    Stuff peppers with rice and black beans, then top with chilli cheese and fresh guacamole for an easy family meal. If the kids don't like spice, use a mild cheese instead

  • Pain perdu with confit leeks served on a plate

    Pain perdu with confit leeks

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Enjoy a savoury version of pain perdu (French toast) with soft poached eggs, confit leeks and salty parmesan. It's brilliant for brunch or a special lunch

  • Spicy nduja arancini served on a small dish

    Spicy nduja arancini

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make these moreish rice balls with spicy nduja sausage, gooey mozzarella filling and crunchy breadcrumb coating for a Valentine’s Day nibble

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