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    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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    1 review
     
    20min

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

    Recipe by: Aldo

     
    1 review
     
    15min

    This classic Italian caprese salad is quintessential summer fare. Serve with a chilled white wine and enjoy in the sunshine or on a balmy summer evening!

    Recipe by: Jackie

     
    6 reviews
     
    5min

    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

     
    31 reviews
     
    25min

    This exciting Italian dipping sauce is meant to be served warm with crudités, crusty ciabatta, or whatever inspires you. The creamy blend of garlic and anchovies will become a favourite!

    Recipe by: Julie P.

     
    8 reviews
     
    35min

    Beetroot risotto topped with halloumi cheese and boiled eggs. I was inspired to cook this after being served beetroot risotto in a very expensive restaurant and being terribly disappointed. So I made it how it should have been made! Preparation time is only 5 minutes as you do most of it whilst you're cooking the rice!

    Recipe by: krone9

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