Recipes: Starters

Hass Avocado and Tuna Rarebit

Hass Avocado and Tuna Rarebit0 Ratings

Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 10 minutes Cooking 10 minutes
Take a tasty cheese rarebit to a new level with Peruvian Hass avocados, sliced tomatoes and flaked tuna. Read recipe »

Chickpea and Potato Dahl

Chickpea and Potato Dahl0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 2 - 4 Preparation 15 mins Cooking 25 mins
A warm, hearty, spicy Indian dish perfect for winter nights in or romantic evenings at home. Certain to get the blood flowing. Read recipe »

Authentic Mexican Style Bean Fritters and Spinach Salad

Authentic Mexican Style Bean Fritters and Spinach Salad1 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 2 - 4 Preparation 10 mins (plus 20 mins fridge time) Cooking 10 - 20 mins, depending on preference
A gourmet-style, authentic Mexican Bean Fritter, with a simple spinach salad. The perfect meal for the kids; it's super-colourful, highly nutritious, and t... Read recipe »

Avocado salad with sun-dried tomato dressing

Avocado salad with sun-dried tomato dressing0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 2 Preparation 15 Cooking n/a
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Red pepper mousse

Red pepper mousse 0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 6 Preparation 7 mins Cooking 7 mins (including prep)
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Warm white bean and garlic dip with winter crudités

Warm white bean and garlic dip with winter crudités 0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 6 Preparation 30 mins Cooking 40 mins
GO VEGAN: Soya milk can be used as an alternative to dairy for making the dip.
FREEZE ME: Allow the dip to cool completely. Cover and freeze for up to... Read recipe »

Baked chilli pear and fig bruschetta

Baked chilli pear and fig bruschetta0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 20 mins Cooking 35 mins
GO VEGAN: Grate a vegan blue-style cheese over the bruschetta in place of the Stilton. Read recipe »

South Indian inspired chickpeas starter

South Indian inspired chickpeas starter1 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 2 Preparation 5 mins Cooking 3 mins
Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas, 1 tbsp- any oil, 1/2 tsp-chilli flakes,1tsp- mustard seeds,1/2tsp- turmeric powder, coriander powder, 2tbsp- desiccated cocon... Read recipe »

Menu TWO - Spice-crusted okra and baby carrots with noodle nests

Menu TWO - Spice-crusted okra and baby carrots with noodle nests0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 20 mins + cooling Cooking 14
GO VEGAN: Plain soya yogurt should be used as a substitute for Greek yogurt. Check noodle packaging for non-vegan ingredients, as many contain egg. If in d... Read recipe »

Menu ONE - Baked beetroot with goat’s cheese

Menu ONE - Baked beetroot with goat’s cheese0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 20 mins Cooking 1 hr 30 mins
GO VEGAN: Although goat's cheese is recognisably different to cream cheese, vegan cream cheese dollops will work just fine here. Try Sheese or Tofutti.... Read recipe »

Edamame with wasabi salt

Edamame with wasabi salt0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 6 Preparation 10 mins Cooking
GO VEGAN: Use a dairy-free spread here, soya yogurt, and nuts or gomasio.
FREEZE ME: Freeze, well wrapped, in the dish. Defrost and reheat in a modera... Read recipe »

Miso with snow peas and silken tofu

Miso with snow peas and silken tofu0 Ratings

Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 5 mins + steeping Cooking 5 mins
Dashi is Japanese stock made with dried seaweeds. It's very simple to make your own but instant powdered dashi is also available. Do check the ingredie... Read recipe »

Melted cheese pots with mixed dippers

Melted cheese pots with mixed dippers1 Ratings

Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 15 mins Cooking 10 mins
GO VEGAN: A dairy-free cheese sauce would be best here, so try No-Moo Sauce from Vegusto, mixed slowly with as much of the thyme, wine vinegar, vegetable s... Read recipe »

Saffron and almond gazpacho

Saffron and almond gazpacho 0 Ratings

Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 15 mins + chilling Cooking n/a
FREEZE ME: You can freeze the gazpacho in a sealable container, but the texture will suffer a bit.
Several different sorts of nut milks are now availa... Read recipe »

Macadamia salad

Macadamia salad 0 Ratings

Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 10 mins + standing Cooking 4 mins
We might think of macadamia nuts as a recent novelty, but Aboriginal Australians have used them for centuries. European explorers found them in 1828 and al... Read recipe »