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.
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Beetroot Tart with Goats' Cheese
Serve a slice of this glossy beetroot tart with goats' cheese with a rocket salad as a starter.
Hot Smoked Salmon Pate
Make a simple smoked salmon pate recipe with a zing of horseradish that's ready in just 20 minutes.
Chilli and Lemongrass Prawns with Thai Dipping Sauce
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. See the chilli and lemongrass prawns with roasted cauliflower recipe.
Crispy Pea Fritters with Minty Yoghurt
Golden pea fritters made with fresh coriander and lemon zest make a moreish starter with a minty yoghurt dip.
French Onion Soup
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
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
Fig and goats' cheese tarte tatin makes an impressive starter that will wow your guests.
Oven Dried Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta
Using just simple ingredients, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella bruschetta make a casual sharing starter recipe.
Courgette Tart with Feta
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, Garlic and Thyme
Mussels with dry sherry and herbs make a simple but special starter served with fresh crustry bread.
Prawn, Avocado and Mango Salad
This prawn, avocado and mango salad is lightly spiced and full of fresh flavours. Serve in individual bowls or glasses as a light starter. See the prawn, avocado and mango salad recipe.
Chilled Avocado Soup
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.
Asparagus and Pesto Tarts
Individual asparagus and pesto tarts make perfcet starters when asparagus is in season.
Dahl Fritters With Minty Peas
Dahl fritters filled with herbs and spices and served with a fresh pea dip make a delicious sharing starter.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
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.
Smoked Trout with Horseradish, Beetroot and Cress
A simple-to-prepare smoked trout salad with rocket, beetroot and horseradish cream recipe, packed full of flavour. See the smoked trout with horseradish, beetroot and cress recipe.
Spicy Crab Courgette Flowers
Shelina Permaloo's spicy crab courgette flowers are an easy but impressive starter thata er ready in 20 mintes.
Orange, Fennel and Hazelnut Salad
Zingy orange, fennel and hazelnut salad has a ginger and chilli dressing to make a refreshing starter recip.
Crayfish and Prawn Cocktail
Try a updated take on classic prawn cocktail, with red chicory and tender crayfish in this crayfish and prawn cocktail recipe
Smoked Salmon with Capers, Onion and Egg
This traditional smoked salmon with capers, onion and egg recipe is simple and easy to prepare.
Smoked Haddock, Gruyère and Saffron Tart
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.
Buffalo Mozzarella with Crispy Serrano Ham
A simple starter of creamy mozzarella, crispy serrano ham and roasted red peppers in oil.
Dukkah Eggs with Griddled Asparagus
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.
Smoked Mackerel Ravioli
Take your time over smoked mackerel ravioli for a show-off dinner party starter.
Seeded Tear and Share Camembert Bread
Make a seeded tear and share bread wreath with oozing camembert for dipping as a starter centrepiece at a casual dinner party.
Friands with gooseberry and hazelnut
These friands with gooseberry and hazelnut make the most of the fruit's short season
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Make the most of the summer nights by spending them outside rather than in the kitchen with this easy one-pot chicken ratatouille
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Semifreddo with grilled peach, pistachio and amaretto
Semifreddo is a classic Italian dessert. We've given it a warm, boozy kick that goes perfectly with an after-dinner coffee.
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