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!
A salty, sweet and spicy marinade made with orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, dried chillies and sesame oil is used to make this baked tofu dish. Serve as a starter, or as a main with stir-fried broccoli and jasmine rice.
This colourful salad is packed with nutrients. Thick wedges of cooked beetroot, thinly sliced apples and orange sections are dressed with a delicious vinaigrette and spooned onto a bed of shredded beetroot greens.
I love this fresh mango and tomato salsa recipe. It's easy to whip up if you're expecting a crowd. Serve with tortilla chips or with barbecued chicken breasts.
Simple but delicious nibble to serve to guests with drinks. Prunes wrapped in bacon and baked served with skewers.
Fresh ripe figs are stuffed with goat's cheese, wrapped in vine leaves, roasted on the barbecue, and drizzled with honey. For extra flavour, skewer the figs on rosemary sprigs. Most supermarkets sell vine leaves in brine. If you can't find them, you could wrap the figs with prosciutto instead.
Fruit and oily fish combine to provide a balanced boost of vitamins and minerals. As well as being sweet and refreshing, melons contain beta carotene and lycopene.
Here is a very simple way of enjoying avocados as a starter.
This salad has the perfect combination of flavours and textures. It's fruity, sweet, tangy and crunchy. Lettuce is layered with pears, Roquefort, avocado and spring onions, drizzled with a mustard dressing and scattered with caramelised pecans. It's the perfect summer salad to be enjoyed anytime of the year. Serve as a side dish or starter.
A delicious and unusual salad perfect for summer, combining duck breast with sweet watermelon and fragrant herbs.
A simple sweet and spicy salsa made with watermelon, chilli, onion and balsamic vinegar. Best served with tortilla chips.