Winter starters (59)

    Make the most of limited winter produce with our warming and easy winter starter recipes. Pureed winter veg soups garnished with creme fraiche, warm winter salads, baked cauliflower pots and lots more.

    Top winter starter recipes

    11 reviews

    This Greek meze is perfect for entertaining, and the pastry could not be easier to make. Serve as a nibble or starter, and enjoy the leftovers for weeks to come - they freeze well after they're baked. Just defrost and pop them in a warm oven, and you'll think they're freshly baked.

    Recipe by: Diana

    8 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

    31 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.

    24 reviews

    This a my family's favourite recipe. We make this satay recipe on the barbeque in the summer and we also like it as a starter to a meal in the winter. The flavour is exceptionally good when cook on a barbeque. It is equally good when the sate are cooked under the grill.

    Recipe by: Key

    58 reviews

    This is a warm salad - cooked mushrooms poured over mixed greens. The warm mushrooms are supposed to wilt the lettuce a bit.

    Recipe by: extraordinary machine

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