Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

Christmas dinner for vegetarians will be wonderful with one of these vegetarian starter recipes, including cauliflower cheese croquettes and three-onion soup with stilton croutons

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Add some spice to your festive failsafes with our five Glow Up hacks, including herby candied pecans to add to salads and starters and a glossy sage and nutmeg garlic butter to stir through veg.

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Halloumi, clementine and barley salad

Halloumi recipes

Halloumi, clementine and barley salad

Add a pop of colour to any festive spread with this vibrant and robust halloumi and clementine salad. Enjoy as...

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Marinated goat’s cheese salad

Christmas starter recipes

Marinated goat’s cheese salad

Infusing creamy, soft goat’s cheese with aromatic fennel seeds, rosemary and chilli is a simple way to turn an already...

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Turnip, cheddar and quince rose

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Turnip, cheddar and quince rose

This turnip, cheddar and quince rose makes a beautiful vegetarian starter. It’s easy to make and showcases an often-forgotten vegetable...

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Miso devilled eggs

Miso recipes

Miso devilled eggs

Who doesn’t love a devilled egg? This Japanese-inspired twist on the retro classic amps up the umami with a spoonful...

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Giant mushroom vol-au-vent

Favourite vegetarian recipes

Giant mushroom vol-au-vent

The sharing dish just got a whole lot more fun with our giant mushroom vol-au-vent recipe. Dive in and help...

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Harissa and pine nut palmiers

Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

Harissa and pine nut palmiers

The perfect snack or mini starter before the main course, these harissa and pine nut palmiers are irresistibly moreish and will...

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Cheese, cranberry and thyme fondue star

Christmas baking recipes

Cheese, cranberry and thyme fondue star

This fun, savoury Christmas bake is indulgent, comforting and equally delicious served as a snack with drinks or with a...

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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

Christmas canapés

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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Baked camembert with honey, granola and rye crackers

Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

Baked camembert with honey, granola and rye crackers

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill baked camembert recipe. We’ve combined an oozy baked cheese with the the crunch of homemade rye...

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Potato and parsnip latkes

Favourite vegetarian recipes

Potato and parsnip latkes

Chef Alan Rosenthal’s version of latkes – potato pancakes – are so crispy and more-ish that they’ll disappear in seconds....

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Mini mushroom and freekeh scotch eggs

Vegetarian starter recipes

Mini mushroom and freekeh scotch eggs

A vegetarian twist on a classic, these mini mushroom and freekeh scotch eggs make a fun festive starter and will...

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Three-onion soup with stilton croutons

Christmas starter recipes

Three-onion soup with stilton croutons

An updated version of a classic, this three-onion soup with stilton croutons makes both a decadent  and crowd-pleasing starter. Or...

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Garlic bread and melty baked cheese wreath

Savoury bread recipes

Garlic bread and melty baked cheese wreath

Is there a better way to bring a crowd together than with a melty cheese and garlic bread wreath? No,...

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Cheesy polenta fritters

Canapé recipes

Cheesy polenta fritters

There are so few ingredients in these little cheesy morsels and yet they’re so tasty. Serve them as a canapé...

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The ultimate Swiss cheese fondue

Alpine recipes

The ultimate Swiss cheese fondue

We challenged cookery assistant (and seasoned skier) Olivia to perfect her recipe for the ultimate fondue. Take it from us:...

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