Starter recipes to impress your guests, including fig and goats' cheese tarte tatin, tear and share bread with baked camembert and easy smoked salmon pate
Find starter recipes that are easy but impressive to start your dinner party in the best way, with a wow starter without the fuss.
Try this classic prawn cocktail recipe made with simple ingredients and a splash of cognac, or click through to see more start recipes…
Serve a slice of this glossy beetroot tart with goats’ cheese with a rocket salad as a starter.
Make a simple smoked salmon pate recipe with a zing of horseradish that’s ready in just 20 minutes.
Asian-style prawns with chilli and lemongrass work so well with roasted cauliflower and a Thair dipping sauce as individual starters or party food on a large serving plate.
Golden pea fritters made with fresh coriander and lemon zest make a moreish starter with a minty yoghurt dip.
Slow cooked French onion soup makes an impressive dinner party starter recipe with toasted French bread topped with melted gruyere.
Prawns with tomato and chilli dip make a starter with a kick that’s ready in just 15 minutes.
Fig and goats’ cheese tarte tatin makes an impressive starter that will wow your guests.
Using just simple ingredients, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella bruschetta make a casual sharing starter recipe.
Make individual courgette and marrow tarts with feta and serve with a llight salad as a starter.
Make easy courgette fritters and serve with fresh tomatoes as a simple starter that’s ready in just 20 minutes.
See the courgette fritters recipe.
Mussels with dry sherry and herbs make a simple but special starter served with fresh crustry bread.
This prawn, avocado and mango salad is lightly spiced and full of fresh flavours. Serve in individual bowls or glasses as a light starter.
Chilled avocado soup is light with fresh cucumber, watercress and lime. If you don’t like cold soup, you can heat it up and serve with crusty bread.
Individual asparagus and pesto tarts make perfcet starters when asparagus is in season.
Dahl fritters filled with herbs and spices and served with a fresh pea dip make a delicious sharing starter.
A healthy and warming vegetarian creamy pumpkin soup recipe with chilli to give it a little extra kick in flavour – plus it’s great for beating colds and fat-burning.
A simple-to-prepare smoked trout salad with rocket, beetroot and horseradish cream recipe, packed full of flavour.
Shelina Permaloo’s spicy crab courgette flowers are an easy but impressive starter thata er ready in 20 mintes.
Zingy orange, fennel and hazelnut salad has a ginger and chilli dressing to make a refreshing starter recip.
Try a updated take on classic prawn cocktail, with red chicory and tender crayfish in this crayfish and prawn cocktail recipe
This traditional smoked salmon with capers, onion and egg recipe is simple and easy to prepare.
Possibly one of the best savoury tart recipes of all time, you?ll find yourself going back for another piece of this delicious fish smoked haddock, Gruyère and saffron tart recipe.
A simple starter of creamy mozzarella, crispy serrano ham and roasted red peppers in oil.
These delicious soft boiled dukkah eggs with grilled asparagus and hummus make a spring starter that will get everyone talking
See the dukkah eggs with asparagus recipe.
Take your time over smoked mackerel ravioli for a show-off dinner party starter.
Make a seeded tear and share bread wreath with oozing camembert for dipping as a starter centrepiece at a casual dinner party.