Chef Jasper Recipe

Heirloom Tomatoes & Salsa Tonnata

  • Ingredients
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes
  • 3oz. canned tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. capers
  • 3 anchovies (optional)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • cracked pepper and sea salt to taste

1. Combine tuna, mayonnaise, olive oil, capers, lemon juice, cracked pepper and sea salt in a food processor and make a purée. Place in a container and put in the refrigerator for one hour.
2. Slice tomatoes and place tuna purée on top.
3. Finish with cracked pepper, lemon slices and capers as a garnish.

Chef Jasper’s Notes:
One of my favorite sauces is the famous chilled Tonnata sauce that is served in Italy. Seriously, this dish tastes like a tuna sandwich. Absolutely delicious. The sauce is also very versatile and you can use on sliced veal or pork slices. It’s summertime and now is the time to enjoy the wonderful local heirloom tomatoes. Many thanks to my good friend Judy Francini in Tuscany for the inspiration.