Christmas starter recipes

The best Christmas starter recipes are simple, quick, delicious and full of festive flavour!

These recipes will add a little sparkle to the big day, and make sure you set the tone for a memorable meal.

BLOODY MARY SEAFOOD PLATTER

This Bloody Mary and Marie Rose seafood mash-up looks and tastes super-special. It’s a really fun way to get everyone involved, putting together their own combos of lettuce and seafood.

GLUTEN-FREE SPINACH & RICOTTA ROULADE

Brilliantly retro, this spinach and ricotta roulade will wow guests at your Christmas table! The bright orange swirl looks beautiful on everyone’s plates, too.

WHOLE ROASTED RICOTTA WITH HONEYED FIGS

Super-easy and so delicious. This fab recipe can be scaled up or down depending on how many you’re feeding – and can also work as a gorgeous canapé.

SALMON DEVILLED EGGS

Go retro with this little nibble – it’s the perfect light starter to whet your appetite. Prepare ahead and bring out for your guests with an apéritif.

STICKY BARBECUED PRAWN SALAD

With garlicky focaccia toasts, sweet balsamic-dressed tomatoes and sizzling prawns, what’s not to love?

For more festive starter ideas, head to our Christmas hub – packed with all the recipes, ideas and tips you need for a knockout Christmas meal!