This delicious vegetarian pâté tastes great on toast. Serve on crostini for a colourful party nibble.
These marinated veggies are delicious party nibbles, or you can use them as part of a salad. You can also add olives or cubed feta cheese to this recipe for even more flavour.
Bite-sized cherry tomatoes are filled with a mixture of goat cheese and freshly chopped basil. Really quick and easy - perfect for party nibbles or a summer barbecue.
An impressive summertime dinner party starter. Use very ripe tomatoes, good quality olive oil and Parmesan for best flavour.
This is a simple recipe if you want to have a go at making homemade spring roll wrappers. Be sure to keep the dough chilled, as the egg will remain raw until the spring rolls have been cooked.
Tomatoes are dried out in the oven on low heat. Not a labour intensive process, but certainly a lengthy one. Once dried, store them in airtight jars with olive oil to keep them plump and moist.
This recipe makes enough for a large party. The tofu makes the houmous mild and creamy. Add as much garlic as you like!
In this recipe, tempeh is marinated in a bit of water, garlic and salt. It's then fried until golden and served hot.
Tastes rich and crunchy, yet it's very quick and simple to prepare. Lovely with a nice glass of wine. Sometimes I make this for myself to eat with a salad.
The only tricky part of this recipe is working with filo pastry, but once you get used to it - it's easy. Sometimes you get a batch of filo that rips and tears, so I always buy an extra just in case. I usually freeze these before baking. Just add a few minutes to the cooking time if you are cooking them from frozen. I have also doubled this recipe for large parties.
This recipe is a typical recipe of Southern Italy, precisely the region of Apulia. Spinach and mushrooms are sautéed with onion, garlic, vinegar and white wine. Serve with crusty bread.
A rich cheese and spinach mixture is baked inside crisp filo pastry.
These basic devilled eggs are another recipe passed down to me by my mother. A little retro, but always delicious!
A dip low in fat and calories, but with loads of flavour. Let the dip chill so the consistency thickens and the beans have time to meld with the spices. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried or a tin of refried beans instead.
Fresh chopped tomatoes work nicely blended into a classic guacamole. Serve with tortilla chips for an easy, festive nibble.
A party dip full of flavour, with creamy avocado, ripe tomatoes, chilli, citrus and olives. Also serve with your favourite Mexican dish, such as tacos.
A wonderful, yet simple and quick, party dip recipe. Perfect when you need nibbles to serve at the last minute. Serve with tortilla chips.
I picked up this great alternative to devilled eggs from my brother. You have to like avocados to enjoy this!
A Mediterranean dip of sweet grilled aubergine accented with onion, olive oil and dill. You can adjust the seasonings to your liking.
This simple and tasty savoury frappé is a cool and refreshing way to get your five a day. If desired, you can also serve this as a cold summer soup.