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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

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This is a delicious fresh antipasto dish, which relies on the freshness and quality of its ingredients. Raw vegetables are dipped into the finest extra virgin olive oil served on the side. Lemon wedges are served separately for everyone to make their own little mix to suit their tastes, and ingredients are varied according to season.


  • 3 medium-sized fennel bulbs
  • 6 small spring onions (scallions), trimmed
  • 1 small head


Wash the vegetables, drain well and pat dry. Prepare a bowl of cold water with some lemon juice.

Trim the artichokes of their tough outer leaves. Chop off about a third of the top spear. Cut off the stem, leaving about 3 cm (1¼ in) and trim down towards the end into a pyramid point, trimming away the dark outer green stem. Divide lengthways into quarters. Trim away the choke. Put them i