Looking for vegetarian starter ideas? Try our meat-free recipes to begin your dinner party, including plant-based options for vegans. Then check out our vegetarian entertaining ideas and vegetarian canapés.
Easy veggie starter recipes
These easy fritters are quick and easy to make, and are great served before a meal. The dill and garlic mayonnaise dip really takes them to the next level, too.
Make a plate of earthy beetroot, paired with salty goat’s cheese and sweet candied walnuts, for a stylish veggie starter to present at your next dinner party. This recipe is from Fenn in London.
Get your dinner party off to a vibrant start with our creamy beetroot soup topped with crunchy, cheesy mini sourdough toasts. Try our veggie soup recipe for a warming starter.
Kick off a classic Italian meal with these gorgeous grilled veggies. Serve with fresh focaccia and olives and for an impressive dinner party starter that everyone can tuck into.
Flat mushrooms topped with mustardy rarebit and served with a quick red wine vinegar dressing makes for an ideal dinner party starter. It’s gluten free, too!
Give your burrata an upgrade by topping with a nutty granola. This smart dish makes for a quick and easy start to your meal as you can make the granola ahead of time.
Want a vegan snack that friends and family can enjoy before the main course? Impress with our broccoli tempura with ponzu dipping sauce, a vibrant meat-free option.
Calling all cheese lovers! Our halloumi shawarma serves three but can easily be doubled if you’re feeding a crowd. Accompany with a fresh salad and flatbreads for a mezze-style vegetarian starter.
A soothing starter ready in less than 30 minutes, impress your dinner guests with a bowl of freshly homemade soup. Serve with lots of crusty bread and you’re onto a winner.
Lightly spiced and packed with chickpeas, these vegetarian fritters are ready in just 30 minutes. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and fresh cucumber salad.
Want to impress with a mezze-style spread? Try making your own hummus and jazz it up with pine nuts, raisins and olives. Serve with pittas and let everyone dig in.
Our tomato gazpacho makes for a refreshing veggie starter, while cheesy pesto croutons an a little indulgence. This recipe serves four, and can be made ahead as it needs to be chilled before serving.
This simple vegan starter requires only five ingredients and is easy to make. Roast the garlic ahead of time, then top the toasts just before serving.
Brush sweet onions in a balsamic honey glaze, bake until tender and serve with dollops of creamy ricotta for an easy veggie starter that the whole table can tuck into.
Make broccoli the star of the show with this vegan entertaining dish, ready in 40 minutes. The scattering of spring onions and peanuts adds a salty kick.
Seasoned with sweet smoked paprika, ground cumin and dried ancho chilli, this fragrant soup makes for a punchy start to your veggie dinner.
Want a warming vegan starter? Rustle up a batch of our velvety sweet potato and miso soup ahead of time, then top with crispy miso kale before serving for an umami kick.
Go retro with this 80’s-inspired starter. You only need a few ingredients to create this colourful veggie salad.
Easy to make and ready in just 45 minutes, this Mediterranean-style starter combines sweet peppers with salty olives and creamy goat’s cheese. A fuss-free starter than spends most of its cooking time in the oven.