A starter is a small quantity of food that is served as the first course of a meal. Starters are also known as Appetizers (mainly in British English).

Some of the most popular salad varieties are green salads (tossed or composed), bound, vegetable, fruit, and combination. The five basic salads that can be served throughout the course of a meal are starter, accompaniment, main course, intermezzo, and dessert. Once you have some starters in your tummy, It is said to be igniting the hunger more for your main course meal.

Starter recipes can be different from restaurant to restaurant, but mainly it can be anything near Chinese, Mexican & Indian recipes.

Some restaurants serve Mexican salads, nachos, tacos & even chips as starters while some of the restaurants in India include our own way of serving dishes for starters like Paneer, Potato wedges, fries, momos & even spring rolls made out of multiple things.
Usually, starters are accompanied by some sort of cold beverages like mojitos, aerated drinks and mocktails.