Recipes: Starters

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 »

Tomato and goat’s cheese samosas with basil pesto

Tomato and goat’s cheese samosas with basil pesto 0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 40 mins + cooling Cooking 40 mins
GO VEGAN: Make your own vegan pesto using vegan cheese or omit the cheese completely. Failing that, pop down the shop and buy a vegan brand. Chop in some c... Read recipe »

Quorn skewers with lemon and oregano pesto

Quorn skewers with lemon and oregano pesto0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 25 mins + marinating Cooking 10 mins
GO VEGAN: Quorn is not suitable for vegans, so choose a different brand, such as VBites or Fry's. Read recipe »

Cake salé

Cake salé 0 Ratings

Category Starter Makes 8 Preparation 5 mins Cooking 15 mins
Whenever my French neighbours throw aperos (drinks and nibbles parties), there's sure to be little squares of cake salé. Sadly for me, it often ... Read recipe »

Brodo di sanguinello

Brodo di sanguinello 0 Ratings

Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 25 mins Cooking 25 mins
Bloody soup? Don't panic, it is vegetarian. You'll get the best, richest, deepest colour and flavour for this clear soup if you use blood oranges, ... Read recipe »

Vegetable ceviche

Vegetable ceviche 0 Ratings

Category Starter Serves 4 Preparation 15 mins + marinating Cooking n/a
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