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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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Mediterranean veg, pesto and goat’s cheese tarts

Puff pastry recipes

Mediterranean veg, pesto and goat’s cheese tarts

This clever goat’s cheese tart recipe uses time-saving products, like ready-made puff pastry, to make midweek cooking a cinch. Our...

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Burrata with sticky roasted tomatoes, pine nuts and basil

Tomato recipes

Burrata with sticky roasted tomatoes, pine nuts and basil

Roasted tomatoes and a gorgeous ball of fresh, creamy burrata cheese is the taste of summer in a simple starter....

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Fresh crab with rhubarb, chilli and fennel seed yogurt

February seasonal recipes

Fresh crab with rhubarb, chilli and fennel seed yogurt

”The heat from the chilli and the anise of the fennel seeds bind the crab to the rhubarb beautifully –...

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Warm root vegetable salad with parma ham

Christmas starter recipes

Warm root vegetable salad with parma ham

A really easy winter salad with caramelised root vegetables – as well as crispy parma ham, crispy croutons and a...

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Smoked salmon, fennel and clementine salad

Christmas starter recipes

Smoked salmon, fennel and clementine salad

The refreshing flavours of clementine and fennel cut through the salty richness of the smoked salmon perfectly in this Christmas...

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Gazpacho

Tomato recipes

Gazpacho

Minimal effort in the kitchen is required to enjoy classic gazpacho, the chilled tomato soup. On the table and ready...

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Stracciatella soup

Italian starter recipes

Stracciatella soup

Fresh parsley and lemon add extra zing to flavoursome chicken stock to produce a simple Italian soup, ready in only...

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Bloody mary crabcakes

Crab recipes

Bloody mary crabcakes

Quick to make and easy to devour – these pepped-up crabcakes won’t be left untouched. Perfect as dinner party nibbles...

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Potted hot-smoked salmon with onion and apple pickle

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Potted hot-smoked salmon with onion and apple pickle

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a salmon starter. This potted hot-smoked salmon dish is simple, satisfying and best served alongside...

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Honey glazed parsnips with baked parmesan dip

Vegetarian bake recipes

Honey glazed parsnips with baked parmesan dip

Serve golden glazed parsnips with a baked mascarpone and parmesan dip for an alternative to crisps at your next drinks,...

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Lemongrass and chilli prawns with avocado bean salsa

Avocado recipes

Lemongrass and chilli prawns with avocado bean salsa

Combine spicy prawns with an avocado and butterbean salsa for a speedy midweek meal or summer starter that’s on the...

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Grilled halloumi toasts with avocado and tapenade

Halloumi recipes

Grilled halloumi toasts with avocado and tapenade

Selin Kiazim takes cheese on toast to a new level. The dreamy mix of salty halloumi, creamy avocado, tapenade and...

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Spiced butter bean and za’atar dip

Recipes with tinned beans

Spiced butter bean and za’atar dip

All this spicy bean dip needs is a stack of toasted pittas or crudités and your snack or starter is...

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Cheat’s ricotta gnudi with asparagus and crumbs

Asparagus recipes

Cheat’s ricotta gnudi with asparagus and crumbs

Wow your guests with this easy gnocchi-like dumpling recipe. Made with light ricotta instead of potato; gnudi is the perfect...

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Lemon ricotta bruschetta with Tenderstem and heirloom tomatoes

Italian starter recipes

Lemon ricotta bruschetta with Tenderstem and heirloom tomatoes

Need a quick, seasonal starter to a spring meal or an easy springtime lunch? These colourful bruschetta made with griddled...

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