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Easy on the eye and simple to make, thanks to shop-bought ingredients and no fiddly techniques. These recipes can be made ahead or require 30 mins or less of prep – they’re go-to ideas for entertaining special guests.

Whip up this effortless baked feta with roasted grapes and rosemary starter, then check out our grilled vegetable antipasti, purple sprouting broccoli tempura and more starter recipes.


  • 200g block of feta
  • 200g red grapes
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • runny honey
  • focaccia, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Put two sheets of foil just larger than an A4 piece of paper over one another on a worksurface. Position the feta in the middle. Add the grapes around it, along with the rosemary, broken into smaller sprigs. Drizzle with the olive oil and honey, and season with black pepper. Scrunch up the sides and seal the parcel. Chill until ready to serve – up to 24 hrs.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and bake for 30-35 mins or until the grapes have burst and the feta is soft. Serve with warmed focaccia for dunking.

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Anna GloverSenior food editor

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