Italian starters (239)

    Find heaps of Italian starters for an impressive (but easy) starter or party nibble. We've delicious recipes and how-to videos for bruschetta, crostini, risotto and more.

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    Bruschetta   (62)

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    1 review

    Take shop-bought grissini breadsticks and turn them into an impressive and tasty nibble with this recipe! Perfect party fare.

    Recipe by: Aldo

    3 reviews

    A straightforward, classic bruschetta with 5 main ingredients - bread, garlic, tomatoes, fresh basil and olive oil. A great way to use up bits of baguette or crusty bread loaves that are a day or so old.

    Recipe by: Ita

    2046 reviews

    An authentically delicious risotto with the woodsy flavour of mushrooms. Mix up the variety of mushrooms if desired, especially if there are wild mushrooms available. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the centre).

    Recipe by: MYLEEN

    6 reviews

    Simple salad! Perfect with grilled meats or BBQ. Tomatoes, basil, sea salt and good balsamic vinegar ensure that this salad tastes like summer. As a variation, replace the extra virgin olive oil with garlic oil.

    Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

    20 reviews

    Great flavours in one dish - escarole, olives, lemon juice and capers. Serve as a side dish or with toasted bread, or even use to top a jacket potato. Makes two generous servings. If you can't find escarole, use curly endive.

    Recipe by: Tammy

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