green beans, tonnato sauce

green beans with tonnato
green beans with tonnato
green beans with tonnato

green beans, tonnato sauce

This dish started out as an experiment when I was bored one day from the usual WFH lunch. Squeaky hot beans, charred in a pan with some capers, form the perfect foil to a silky smooth tonnato sauce. Tonnato is basically a brilliant tuna-based creamy sauce, often drizzled on rare beef in Italy. In my recipe it has a veg sidekick, and is all the better for it.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Calories 512 kcal


  • 1 can of tuna
  • a handful of green beans trimmed
  • 2 anchovies
  • a handful of capers
  • mayo
  • lemon
  • olive oil


  • Blitz up a can of tuna with the juice of half a lemon, one anchovy, a big squeeze of mayo and glug of olive oil.
  • In a screaming hot pan char a handful of green beans with a few tablespoons of capers in a glug of olive oil.
  • Spoon over your green beans and capers onto a puddle of tonnato.


Calories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 37gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 834mgPotassium: 595mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 827IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 4mg
Keyword beans, capers, green beans, lemon, lunch, tonnato, tuna, wfh lunch
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