All the recipes below make delicious
first courses for just about any occasion. Many make mouthwatering
light lunches or suppers too - served in slightly larger portions.
When choosing a suitable appetizer, make
sure it will complement the rest of the meal. For instance, choose
something light and refreshing before a hot, heavy main course. Or
serve a more substantial starter before a light main meal. Don't serve
a salad starter followed by salad instead of vegetables in the main
course. Avoid similar ingredients in both, such as cheese soup
followed by lasagna topped with cheese sauce.
Color plays an important role too. There
should be lots of color offsetting each other and not clashing or