Roast sugar snaps & green beans with tonnato dressing served on a plate

Roast sugar snaps & green beans with tonnato dressing

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins plus soaking


Serves 6 as a side

Serve this salad of roast green beans and sugar snaps with an Italian-inspired tonnato dressing with tuna and anchovies. It's easy to make but big on flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal220
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 600g mix of sugar snaps and green beans, topped but not tailed
  • 1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • small handful of flat-leaf parsley, very finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

For the tonnato dressing

  • 70g tuna, drained weight



    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • 4 anchovies, drained and chopped



    Silver, slender salty little fish found mainly around the Black Sea and the Pacific and Atlantic…

  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ¾ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 medium egg yolks
  • 75ml extra virgin olive oil (a fruity one) or a mixture of extra virgin oil and groundnut oil
  • 1-1½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp capers, rinsed and soaked in hot water for 30 mins, then drained
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…


  1. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. For the dressing, put the tuna, anchovies, garlic, Dijon, egg yolks, some black pepper and a little salt in a food processor. Blitz while slowly adding the oil, a drop at a time, letting the mixture thicken between each addition. Add the vinegar, taste and add however much lemon you think it needs. Stir in the capers. The mixture shouldn’t be as thick as mayonnaise – you should be able to drizzle it. If it’s too thick, whisk in water 1 tsp at a time to loosen.

  2. Put the beans onto one or two baking trays where they can lie in a single layer. Add the olive oil, toss with your hands and roast for 8 mins. Put some of the tonnato dressing on a platter, then spoon the beans on top. Drizzle with more of the dressing and scatter over the parsley. Offer the rest of the dressing on the side.

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