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Spicy pumpkin soup

Make the most of seasonal squash in the early autumn and try a spicy pumpkin soup. You can toast the seeds, too, and add as a topping

Author: Anna Glover

Crab & tangled asparagus salad on toast

Shave asparagus into ribbons to top Tom Kerridge's crab on toast - it isn't something you see often and gives the dish a chef's touch. It makes a lovely starter

Author: Tom Kerridge

Classic minestrone soup

Whip up this classic Italian vegetable soup with a rich tomato base and pasta. It's low in calories and packed with fibre and vitamin C

Author: Esther Clark

Pear, date & walnut salad with creamy stilton dressing

Gary Rhodes' perfect starter for a Boxing day lunch, made with lots of leftovers from the day before

Author: Gary Rhodes

Celery soup recipe

Looking for a celery soup recipe? This simple soup recipe is perfect and is packed full of flavour. It makes a slim line lunch or tasty, light starter

Author: Nichola Palmer

White asparagus with Serrano ham & chive dressing

White asparagus has an earthier, nuttier flavour than the more usual green

Author: Mary Cadogan

Spice cured tuna tacos

Use the freshest fish possible in these tacos. Instead of tuna, you could use fresh or smoked salmon, sliced scallops, picked white crabmeat, or chopped cooked king prawns

Author: Tom Kerridge

Mary Berry's Crab and Herb Blinis with Pickled Fennel Herb Salad

As seen on her BBC2 series, Simple Comforts, Mary Berry's crab blinis with a pickled fennel side salad are perfect as a dinner party starter or an extra special lunch dish.

Author: Mary Berry

Mussels with leeks & saffron

Combine mussels with leeks, sherry, white wine, double cream, garlic and parsley to make this Spanish-themed dish. It makes a great starter or light lunch

Author: Diana Henry

Celery 'string' blue cheese & walnut salad

Add a touch of indulgence to this autumnal salad with creamy blue cheese and wholesome walnuts

Author: Barney Desmazery

Mexican street corn soup

Serve up a bowl of this spicy Mexican soup for lunch or supper. Made with lime, green chilli and smoked paprika, it's full of interesting flavours

Author: Nadine Brown

Lightly spiced carrot soup

A satisfying soup which is delicately spiced and works well as a rustic starter

Author: Emma Lewis

Beetroot & mint dip

A healthy and vibrant dip, flavoured with nigella seeds and cumin to serve with crudites or flatbreads - it works well in lunchboxes too

Author: Emily Kydd

One pan carrot & cumin soup

Warm up with a comforting bowl of carrot soup. We've used double cream for a velvety texture, and to carry the flavours of warming cumin and star anise.

Author: Good Food team

Grilled mackerel fillets

Enjoy grilled mackerel fillets in a punchy soy, honey, ginger and sake marinade. The spicy leaves in the salad pair beautifully with the oily fish

Author: Clare Hargreaves

Salpicón de marisco

Transform this seafood starter with the help of a sprinkle of smoked paprika at the end. It's a great get-ahead dish that can be prepared the day before

Author: Milli Taylor

Minted melon, tomato & prosciutto salad

Quality produce makes this dish, Charentais melon, heirloom tomatoes and salty prosciutto marry beautifully. Ideal as a sharing platter starter for a summer dinner party

Author: Barney Desmazery

Golden noodle soup with soft boiled eggs

Kids can learn how to cook noodles and boil an egg with this simple noodle soup recipe. If they like spice, they can add chilli too

Author: Cassie Best

Tom yum (hot & sour) soup with prawns

An authentic and deliciously nourishing clear Thai broth with seafood and big bold flavours by John Torode

Author: John Torode

Halloumi, carrot & orange salad

Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day

Author: Good Food team

Pea, mint & spring onion soup with parmesan biscuits

The parmesan 'tuiles' make this soup stylish enough for entertaining - but they take just a few minutes to make

Author: Good Food team

Triple cheese croquettes with cranberry sauce

Make the most of any leftover Christmas cheese with these croquettes. Once fried, they have a crisp shell and wonderfully oozy, melty middle

Author: Esther Clark

Healthy tomato soup

Enjoy this vegetable-packed tomato soup for a lovely light family meal, with leftovers for the next day. Serve with bread or our Cheese, Marmite & spinach pinwheels

Author: Cassie Best

Pea, mint & chilli dip

A speedy guacamole-style purée that's ready in minutes and perfect for snacking or lunchboxes

Author: Good Food team

Strawberry, tomato & watercress salad with honey & pink pepper dressing

Serve this strawberry, tomato and watercress salad as a side, or simply on its own as a light lunch. Pink peppercorns in the dressing give a gentle spice

Author: Anna Glover

Herbed broad bean & feta crostini with asparagus

Make the most of seasonal broad beans during the summer months and make this vibrant bean and feta crostini. Ideal as a starter, simply top with asparagus

Author: Rosie Birkett

Stilton & fig salad with honey thyme drizzle

Honey, fruit and strong cheese is a match made in heaven - serve as a simple starter with crusty bread

Author: Good Food team

Carrot & tahini soup

Ideal for a light lunch or starter, this healthy, colourful soup is a tasty blend of chickpeas, carrots and tahini. Top with a scattering of fried chickpeas to serve

Author: Liberty Mendez

Watermelon, prawn & avocado salad

Too hot to cook? This superhealthy salad makes a refreshing light lunch or starter

Author: Good Food team

Marinated fig & mozzarella salad

This sourish marinade works really well with sweet figs and creamy mozarella - serve as a main or starter

Author: Tom Kime

Black bean soup with chunky raita

Rustle up this spice-rich soup and hearty raita for a tasty and speedy lunch. It's also healthy, delivering four of your 5-a-day

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Pickled pears & cheese platter

This stunning prepare-ahead starter can be served on individual plates, or just gather everyone around for drinks in the kitchen

Author: Good Food team

Fig, burrata & prosciutto tartine

Use larger slices of sourdough for our fig, burrata and prosciutto tartines for an impressive-looking lunch or starter that's deceptively easy.

Author: Esther Clark

Carrot soup with chilli coriander pesto

Warm up on a cold day with our carrot soup, spiked with ginger, garlic and curry powder. A dollop of chilli coriander pesto gives the soup an added kick

Author: Esther Clark

Honey roast parsnip soup

Give parsnips the starring role in this velvety soup. With a sweet, caramel-like flavour when roasted, they make an ideal base for creamy purées or soups

Author: Esther Clark

Baked falafel & cauliflower tabbouleh

Make a batch of our easy baked falafel for a tasty, low-calorie lunch option. This simple healthy recipe is perfect for pairing with plenty of salad

Author: Sophie Godwin - Cookery writer

Beet, spinach & goat's cheese couscous

Perfect for packed lunches, this colourful, filling salad transports really well

Author: Jennifer Joyce

Pork terrine

Need an easy starter for your Christmas Day guests? This is an excellent recipe as you can make it up to 2 days ahead

Author: olivemagazine

Chilled pea soup with frozen mint & malt vinegar

Serve this silky smooth soup with flavoured ice cubes to keep it chilled - garnish with fresh peas and crispy bacon for a dinner party

Author: Tom Kerridge

Smoky tomato gazpacho

Pack in the goodness with this speedy smoky gazpacho soup, it's healthy, low in fat and calories, yet full of flavour. Garnish with basil leaves to serve

Author: Liberty Mendez

Beetroot, lentil, celeriac & hazelnut salad

A lovely, wintry salad using fresh, seasonal ingredients that you can serve warm or cold. Bright beetroot, crunchy hazelnuts and a punchy mustard dressing

Author: Diana Henry

Salade aux lardons

A chic, quick to make starter that looks great on the plate

Author: Marie Pierre Moine

Pea & burrata salad with preserved lemon salsa

Add burrata to our pea and broad bean salad to introduce a delicate, soft and buttery element to the plate. A lemon dressing really cuts through the richness

Author: Rosie Birkett

Smoked salmon fillets with dill pickled vegetables, crème fraîche & salmon roe

Pickle vegetables and serve with smoked salmon for a fabulous festive starter. Keep the leftover veg in the fridge to have with cold cuts over Christmas

Author: Diana Henry

Ham shank broth

Serve this flavourful ham shank soup packed with lentils and veg for lunch or supper - delivering four of your five-a-day, it's both filling and nutritious

Author: Kathleen Campbell

Creamy cucumber with gravadlax

This light and refreshing cucumber salad also goes well with smoked salmon or pickled herrings

Author: Barney Desmazery

Miso & butternut soup

Make lunch more exciting with this silky and deeply savoury miso and butternut soup. Delivering all of your five-a-day, it's also bursting with goodness

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Mary Berry's Warm Chicken and Dill Salad with Mustard and Parmesan Dressing

A twist on the classic chicken Caesar salad From Mary Berry's BBC2 series Simple Comforts, using fresh dill and dill pickles.

Author: Mary Berry

Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds

A colourful salad recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi. This mix of baby spinach, crunchy almonds and sweet dates gives a delightful variety of flavour and texture.

Author: Yotam Ottolenghi

Scotch egg pasties

Two picnic favourites in one - try them with piccalilli or brown sauce for an extra kick

Author: Jane Hornby