Italian starters (159)

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

    Recipe by: Aldo

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    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

    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

    3 reviews

    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.

    5 reviews

    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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