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Easy starters - ideas please

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MrsJamesMathews Thu 20-Apr-17 20:42:32

Just that really.

Hosting a dinner party at the weekend and I need easy and yummy starters ideas please.

Can't be fish - because of fussy guests - or soup because the mains is 'wet'.

troodiedoo Thu 20-Apr-17 20:51:40

Parma ham and melon, watermelon and feta, pate?

What is this wet main you're having?

queenofawkward Fri 21-Apr-17 00:10:09

Stilton, pear, walnut and rocket salad

Blondie1984 Fri 21-Apr-17 00:20:51

Pate with with really good bread like sourdough

What are you serving for the main and dessert? Without knowing those it's hard to know what to suggest as obviously you want to make sure that it all fits together....

prettybaubles Fri 21-Apr-17 08:36:40

Red onion and feta tarts with baby leaves
Stilton and Leek tarts with baby leaves
Bruschetta

do need to know main and pudding though!

AdaColeman Fri 21-Apr-17 08:56:05

Goat cheese on toast with salad leaves.
Salad leaves scattered with lardons and diced black pudding.
Mushroom Stroganoff.

AdaColeman Fri 21-Apr-17 09:00:38

Asparagus with lemon mayonnaise.
Avocado vinaigrette.
Individual baked Camemberts.

BasicBetty Fri 21-Apr-17 12:54:56

I made this recently - with a shop bought pastry case because pastry and I don't get along very well. Was easy and very nice www.womanandhome.com/recipes/541513/goats-cheese-tart

Teddy6767 Fri 21-Apr-17 13:01:16

Bake a Camembert and have yummy crust bread to dip in it. And also have some other Nibbles on the table like olives.

Or how about a nice homemade soup with bread?

Something I like to do for a dinner party is buy some gnocchi and then make a homemade tomato sauce with buffalo mozzarella and some fresh basil. I then just serve a small portion of that for a starter

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 21-Apr-17 14:19:33

Halved hardboiled eggs on top of a heap of lightly cooked green beans and finely diced skinned tomato dressed in a slightly mustardy vinaigrette. Top with a crisscross of anchovy. My go-to dinner party first course.

foodiemama26 Fri 21-Apr-17 20:15:53

would a meze style starter work? Grilled halloumi, lamb meatballs, fresh pitta, olives and dips

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