Easy, quick and delicious! These vegan starters for all occasions mostly use fresh veggies, with just the occasional 'special' vegan ingredient.
Delicious, easy starter using fresh avocado and tinned raspberries.
Vegan bhajis made with a gram flour batter and seasoned with fresh coriander and chilli.
A thick, creamy soup made with fresh coriander. Yum!
A light and refreshing soup made with fresh oranges.
Incredibly quick and easy, this soup uses masses of fresh broccoli and a hint of fresh ginger.
A lovely, creamy, makes-you-feel-good soup, great on cold days, made with fresh parsnips and a tin of butterbeans.
Although this is called raw soup, it is slightly cooked. It makes a great pick-me-up when you have a cold or flu.
A lovely creamy soup which includes parsnips and sweet potato.
A very quick soup, easy to make, slightly spicy and very tasty.
Delicious, thick chowder with heaps of sweetcorn and a hint of nutmeg.
For a huge selection of vegan soups see the soup section of the USA-based VegWeb website.
Dips and pates
A tasty, garlicky dip using fresh avocados.
A very quick and versatile paté, can also be used as a tasty dip or a sandwich filling.
This is a quick and easy recipe using tinned olives. Great for a quick snack or light supper.
For this hot starter you'll need some soya cream, black olive paté and a fresh baguette.
This delicious dip uses fresh basil and nutritional yeast flakes which give a slightly cheezy flavour.
This is easy to make using store cupboard ingredients. It is delicious served with potato wedges.
Make your own with a tin of chickpeas, some tahini, garlic and fresh lemon juice.
Tasty paté made with raw mushrooms, pine nuts, a touch of tahini and fresh parsley.
Delicious roasted potato wedges. You'll need vegan mayo for the garlicky dip.
A tangy, smooth dip made with fresh lemon juice and a touch of tofu.