Tomato tonnato

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes 10 minutes

Serves: 6 as a starter


handful flat leaf parsley

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

6 anchovy fillets in olive  oil, drained

220g jar albacore tuna  in olive oil, drained

5 tbsp mayonnaise

1 garlic clove, peeled

3 tbsp small capers, rinsed

750g tomatoes (use a mix of colours and sizes)


1 Whizz the parsley and olive oil in the small bowl of a food processor (or use a hand blender); transfer to a bowl and set aside. Put the lemon juice, anchovies, tuna, mayonnaise, garlic and 1 tbsp capers in the food processor and blend to a smooth paste, adding around 3-4 tbsp water until a thick pouring consistency; set aside.

2 Roughly chop or slice the tomatoes, then arrange on  a platter. Sprinkle with salt, then spoon over the tuna dressing. Serve with the remaining 2 tbsp capers and the parsley oil.