This is a really lovely creamy soup with a bit of a kick to it. It's an ideal winter warmer or as spicy starter which delights the palate. Leave out the Worcestershire sauce and it's suitable for vegetarians.
Recipe by: Jon Barnes
A wonderful, light salsa recipe given to me by a friend who claims she can't cook! Serve with tortilla crisps, or as an accompaniment to chargrilled chicken.
Recipe by: Julie Dumford
A creamy, cheesy warm party dip with spinach and artichokes, best served with pitta triangles, crackers or bread. For a version that is lower in fat and calories, try using light cream cheese and half fat creme fraiche.
Recipe by: CINDYJ60
Can be served as either a side or a warm starter. Indulge with the finest balsamic vinegar you can find, and enjoy!
Recipe by: Kimber
Makes crunchy aubergine crisps, perfect for a tasty snack or party nibbles.
Recipe by: Michele O'Sullivan
Savoury aubergine with a hint of spice. Serve as a starter, side, or use to top toasties with lots of melted cheese. I recommend grilling these rounds rather than frying, but they are delicious either way!
Recipe by: BAWARCHI
A quick, simple recipe for a tasty guacamole with tomatoes. Serve with tortilla crisps for a festive party nibble.
Recipe by: Denise Goodman
This Greek yoghurt sauce made with cucumbers and fresh mint is a classic. Serve with kebabs, chips, crusty bread or warm pitta. You need to make this in advance but it still tastes really fresh.
Recipe by: 0316BJD
These tasty vegetable fritters are great as a vegetarian option or as a dinner party starter. You could use a mix of cauliflower and broccoli.
Recipe by: SLIND
This is an attractive recipe to serve as a main dish, and it is equally good served as a first course, when it will provide 8 portions. Serve a fresh, crisp green salad as an accompaniment, taking advantage of the wide range of leaves and green vegetables that can be eaten raw.
Recipe by: Norma MacMillan