Tonnato is a smooth sauce of olive-packed tuna,
mayonnaise, capers and anchovies popular in Piedmont, Italy akin in flavor to a
Caesar dressing. Traditionally it is served with slices of roasted veal,
however, in this version, we accompany it with raw summer vegetables.
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
One 8-ounce jar of tuna packed in olive oil, drained
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 oil-packed anchovies, drained
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
¼ cup mayonnaise
Assorted raw vegetables, such as carrots, cucumbers, peppers, etc.
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until very smooth. Serve immediately with raw vegetables, or reserve in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Photo courtesy of Epicurious.