A vegetable based starter is an excellent way of contributing to the recommended five-a-day for fruit and vegetables. I first thought about a simple french bean (haricot verts) salad as a starter after witnessing two rather slim Parisian ladies 'tucking' into this at lunchtime. I felt quite satisfied as I was eating the same thing, then noticed that along with sipping mineral water they went on to eat another plate of this salad for main course. Needless to say I was not eating or drinking the same as them at this stage!
For 4 people