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Feta parcels with grilled courgettes and peaches

Favourite vegetarian recipes

Feta parcels with grilled courgettes and peaches

Wrap feta in courgette ribbons and grill or barbecue to make this delicious vegetarian starter or main. Serve with juicy...

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Potted duck with pistachio

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Potted duck with pistachio

This pimped potted duck starter is easy to make ahead of time and will lend a French bistro vibe to...

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Beetroot-cured salmon with watercress

Christmas starter recipes

Beetroot-cured salmon with watercress

This colourful starter uses beetroot and citrus zest to produce a beetroot-cured salmon that looks as good as it tastes....

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Baked camembert bread bowl

Recipes using sourdough bread

Baked camembert bread bowl

This camembert bread bowl works as a hearty starter, informal tear and share lunch, or perhaps as part of a...

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Devilled eggs

Canapé recipes

Devilled eggs

The best Christmas party food, devilled eggs are about as moreish as canapés get. Popular, simple to make and colourful,...

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Asparagus with labneh, mint, almonds and seeds

Asparagus recipes

Asparagus with labneh, mint, almonds and seeds

This stunning spring starter by Gill Meller pairs charred asparagus with thick and creamy labneh, fresh mint and crunchy almonds....

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Peppers with roasted garlic, anchovies and basil

Italian starter recipes

Peppers with roasted garlic, anchovies and basil

A stunning Italian starter by Angela Hartnett featuring sweet roasted red peppers, salty anchovies, roasted garlic and basil.

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Classic prawn cocktail

Christmas starter recipes

Classic prawn cocktail

Make our classic prawn cocktail when you want to whip up a starter in just 15 minutes. The prawns and marie-rose...

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Ful medames

Vegetarian starter recipes

Ful medames

Ful medames is an Egyptian dish made with fava beans, parsley and garlic. Some versions are made into a dip...

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Burrata with balsamic strawberries

Strawberry recipes

Burrata with balsamic strawberries

A five-minute and five-ingredient starter recipe made with gorgeously creamy burrata cheese and sweet summer strawberries. If the idea of...

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Scallops with garlic, chilli and anchovy butter

Alternative barbecue recipes

Scallops with garlic, chilli and anchovy butter

Serving scallops in their shells always makes a pretty and impressive starter. Find out how to cook them on the...

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Pea and crab crostini

Crostini recipes

Pea and crab crostini

A super-easy crab crostini recipe. Simply top baguette slices with a mixture of crab, peas, tarragon and crème fraîche. These...

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Baba ghanoush

Aubergine recipes

Baba ghanoush

To really amp up the flavour of this Middle Eastern dip, char the aubergines on the barbecue for extra smokiness....

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Chilled pea soup

Summer soup recipes

Chilled pea soup

Delicately fresh and sweet, this chilled pea soup is a summer stunner. It’s cheap to make too as it uses...

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Cumin-cured salmon

Salmon fillet recipes

Cumin-cured salmon

Home-curing is such a rewarding way of preparing meat or fish. Have a go at this cumin-cured salmon recipe –...

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Russell’s asparagus, gorgonzola, walnut and mint bruschetta

Asparagus recipes

Russell’s asparagus, gorgonzola, walnut and mint bruschetta

Food writer Russell Norman finds his inspiration in Italy’s beautiful cities and this bruschetta recipe, with asparagus and mint, reflects...

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