Emerald Divinity

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Seasonal Salads

By Fi Buchanan

Published 2023

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This green, intensely delicious dressing is perfect poured on crisp flavour vessels like celery and baby gem leaves. Or dip crisps in it. Try it on grilled chicken or over crispy tofu. It’s the taste of spring in a sauce. For a healthier alternative, replace the mayonnaise with one very ripe avocado.


  • 4 baby gem lettuces, cut lengthwise into quarters
  • 4 celery sticks, tough strings removed, sliced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly


Make the dressing by blitzing the parsley, watercress, tarragon and basil in a blender for two 10-second pulses, then add the lemon juice, vinegar, oil, mayonnaise or vegenaise and the salt and blend until incorporated.

Arrange the lettuce, celery, fennel and spring onions on a large platter. Either serve the dressing on the side so people can add their own or dip, or drizzle the dressi