Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club



This versatile Italian sauce is traditionally served over poached veal. But we love it on chicken, crudités, cooked vegetables (like green beans), and even as a sandwich spread. For mayo, try Japanese Kewpie, Duke’s, Hellmann’s, or Best Foods. You can customize the tonnato by adding a pinch of red pepper flakes, a splash of hot sauce, Calabrian chile paste, or even fresh chile peppers.


  • 7 ounces canned or jarred best-quality tuna packed in olive oil, drained
  • 2 to 4 anchovies packed in olive oil, drained
  • 2 tablespoons brined capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Combine all the ingredients in a blender jar. (Use just a pinch of salt to begin with as the capers are salty. You can always add more if needed.) Process until the mixture is smooth, like pourable cream. Transfer to an attractive bowl. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days if not serving immediately.

Serves 4 to 6 as a starter — Recipe adapted from