BBQ starters (79)

    We wait all year for summer barbecues. Make them special with our mouth-watering BBQ starters. We've spicy peanut Thai prawn skewers, barbecued asparagus, BBQ figs, barbecued pizza and loads more recipes that your guests will love.

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    7 reviews
     
    40min

    Prawns are marinated in lemon, garlic and parsley for 30 minutes, then barbecued. Serve these succulent prawns as a starter or main. This marinade also works well with scallops.

    Recipe by: Holly Murphy

     
    2 reviews
     
    20min

    Salty feta and fresh mint combine as a refreshing spread on barbecued courgette slices. Perfect for a summer barbecue.

    Recipe by: Jagodzianka

     
    No reviews
     
    1hr30min

    Avocados are cooked on the barbecue, then mashed with red onion, chilli, soured cream, lime juice, tomatoes and coriander. This guacamole is creamy and chunky, with a smoky caramel undertone.

    Recipe by: maddysmom

     
    3 reviews
     
    1hr25min

    These chicken skewers are always the belle of the barbecue. They are well-spiced, tender and truly delicious. Serve them as a starter, main course or side dish. They're also perfect with naan bread and raita.

    Recipe by: honeyandspice

     
    No reviews
     
    51min

    Thin slices of aubergine are chargrilled on the barbecue and rolled up with a filling of goat cheese and roasted red peppers. A quick and colourful summer starter!

    Recipe by: BUSYBEE25

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