Quick and easy starters (349)

    From bacon and black pudding salad to steamed mussels - find lots of quick, easy and delicious starter recipes that you can whip up in less than half an hour, but which are still sure to impress guests.

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    6173 reviews
     
    10min

    Fresh chopped tomatoes work nicely blended into a classic guacamole. Serve with tortilla chips for an easy, festive nibble.

    Recipe by: Bob Cody

     
    327 reviews
     
    25min

    Be transported to the south of France with this dish. Serve with crusty bread, and a nice chilled glass of white wine.

    Recipe by: Patti

     
    66 reviews
     
    20min

    This is not your normal prawn cocktail! This recipe calls for lots of fresh coriander, cucumber, spring onions and chilli which gives the classic a Mexican flavour boost. It's a great colourful starter for a summer dinner party.

    Recipe by: Rey Garza

     
    35 reviews
     
    15min

    This is a traditional Italian salad served on wild greens. Here I use wild rocket.

    Recipe by: Barrett

     
    452 reviews
     
    25min

    Tasty baked tortilla crisps you make at home. Serve with your choice of dips and salsas.

    Recipe by: Michele O'Sullivan

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