For the laziest, quickest, easiest yet still pretty stupendous looking starter for a dinner party or dinner for four look no further than the glorious, colourful and delectable anti-pasta platter.
The secret to a good anti-pasta platter is variety of flavours, textures and colours.
Cheese is a must - cubes of feta are brilliant as the compliment so many of the other dishes and add a creaminess to the platter.
Salami, chorizo and parma ham provide the smokey flavours.
You can also add toasted pita breads cut into strips with dips. I think that hummus sprinkled with pomegranate seeds, tzatziki and moss green pesto provide a great variety of flavours and colours.