From a cool watermelon and feta salad to bacon-wrapped dates, we have heaps of mouth-watering fruit starters to serve at your next dinner party. Melon and prosciutto, chilled fruit soups, grilled figs with goat cheese, and loads more!
This is an easy gourmet starter. I often add some chopped green olives to the olive mixture and a little more balsamic. A fresh, rindless goat's cheese may also be used in place of the cream cheese. Serve with slices of toasted baguette or crackers.
Make the most of this wonderful berry while it's in season. Strawberries and natural yoghurt are puréed with sugar, orange juice and ground cardamom in this recipe for a refreshing and unique chilled summer dessert soup.
This is a traditional Italian salad served on wild greens. Here I use wild rocket.
Creamy avocado, ripe tomatoes and fruity mango mingle in this full-flavoured salsa. Perfect for dipping with tortilla chips and a refreshing margarita on the side!
Plantains can only be eaten cooked. Fried plantains are a traditional treat in Latin America and many other parts of the world. Overly ripe plantains work best for this recipe. If you want a savoury experience, serve these with salt. If you want something sweet, serve with sugar and cinnamon.