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Plant-Powered Dinner Party: Best Vegan Starters

by Fabian Jackson

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Been wondering how to kick off a vegan three course meal? Here are our favourite, easy plant-based dishes to serve as a vegan starter that’ll be sure to wow your guests.


Soup as a starter just makes sense, right? These bowls of nourishment always go down well, and are a classic favourite for good reason. The recipes we’ve picked are light, packed full of flavour and are certain to whet your guests appetite. 

Try our super-creamy and super-green kale and parsnip soup with crispy parsnip chips, dill and fresh chillies for a professional finish. 

kale and parsnip soup

Or how about this recipe for rich spiced carrot and butternut squash soup instead, filled with hints of cumin, smoked paprika and turmeric?


If soup hasn’t caught your fancy, then what about a culinary nod to Mexico with some vegan soft-shell tacos?

These crispy tempeh tacos are bursting with fresh and smokey flavours. 

Alternatively, why not give our vegan fish tacos a go? They’re crispy, flakey and perfectly paired with a fresh mango salsa.

Either of these are certain to get your vegan dinner party rolling.  

Light vegan starters

These recipes will leave plenty of space for mains (and a vegan pudding too).

Our summer bruschette is crunchy, fresh and always goes down a treat. They’re also wonderfully adaptable, throw on whichever greens and herbs you’ve got to hand.

summer bruscetta

Have you tried to make our vegan Caesar salad yet? If the answer is no, what’re you waiting for? It’s simple to make and no one will leave without the recipe. 

Heartier choices

No one will leave your dinner party hungry with these heartier options. 

This recipe for vegan pumpkin ravioli is destined to put a smile on your face. We think it’s one you’ll want to make over and over, as just two or three pieces per person makes for a great starter

pumpkin ravioli

What about our vegan saffron risotto as a starter? A miniature bowl of this golden delight is a great way to start a vegan feast in our opinion.

Finger food

Thinking of nibbles for a starter instead of an extra sit-down course? Then check out this post of the best vegan party food.

Let us know your favourite vegan starter recipe in the comments below.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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