8 Incredible Dinner Party Starters Your Friends Will Love

October 5, 2016
by Trisha Our Recipes

    Dinner parties can be quite the mission impossible. But chill your boots. With our super simple, devilishly delicious starter recipes, you’re in for a cracking start! If you like these, you should check out our 10 easy dinner party recipes – for main course!

    Coconut Caribbean Soup with Home Baked Tortilla Chips

    It’s creamy, it’s warming and it’s an incredibly new way to make soup. Treat your guests to something exciting and new this year with all these Caribbean flavours. Poudre de Columbo is a Caribbean curry powder from our wonderful spice suppliers ‘Seasoned Pioneers’. It smells pretty damn good and cooked with creamy coconut milk, veggies and crispy tortilla chips on the side, it tastes pretty damn good too!

    Steve’s Leaves with Sweet Potato Goat’s Cheese and Pecans

    If you want to start dinner with style, here you go. With beetroot and sweet potato, your guests will be feasting their eyes (and their bellies)!


    Harissa Halloumi with Pomegranate Tabbouleh

    Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful ingredients you can lay your mitts on, the pomegranate has been celebrated as a symbol of ambition and prosperity since Ancient Egypt. In fact, it seems that pretty much every ancient culture from the Middle East to the Far East has drawn, praised and written about it. For your next dinner party, you’ll be taking the bold step of adding it to this delicious recipe and we’re pretty sure you’ll be making your own little piece of dinner time history.

    Figgy Chorizo and Ricotta Tart with Roasted Veggies

    If you’re looking for an easy life, this one’s for you.  You won’t believe how little effort you will need to put in and I’m 100% sure your guests will think your a gastronomical genius!


    Sicilian Caponata with Herbed Pork and Garlicky Ciabatta

    Our chef Patrick learned how to make this dish whilst filming in the beautiful coastal town of Catania in Italy. It’s a wonderfully warming way to start dinner.


    Cold Busting Mexican Soup with Mixed Beans & Homemade Nachos

    This soup will not only warm your guests up, it’ll bring a bit of Mexican flavour and charm to your dinner table.

    Mexican Tortilla Stack with Guacamoleand Black Bean Salsa

    Head Chef Patrick doesn’t like fuss. He’s always telling us that the best kind of food is simple, soulful grub that makes you feel loved. That said, every dinner is a chance to practise your presentation skills. Bigger plates are a great way of framing your food and a sprinkle of herbs or a drizzle of olive oil at the end gives everything a bit more pizazz. For this recipe, we took classic Mexican ingredients and played with the presentation to create something that’s as tasty to the eye as it is to the tongue. It’s also a great sharing dish to bring people together and break the ice at a dinner party.

    A Creative Minestrone Soup with Conchigliette, Bacon and Fresh Pesto

    If you were firing a space rocket to the moon then chances are you’d want to get your sums right. Fortunately, the art of making a smashing soup is not quite so precise. For this fantastic minestrone recipe we’ve given you all the steps and ingredients you need to make the perfect soup. Your guests will love it!

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