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Composed Dilled Tuna Salad

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“A tasty and attractive composed salad of dilled tuna, capers, green onions and cucumber-- the perfect summer lunch! Easy to make. Serve chilled with crisp whole wheat crackers or a baguette, and perhaps a nice glass of chardonnay.”

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna (be sure that it is very well drained), mayonnaise, lemon juice, finely chopped dill, 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions, and 1 teaspoon finely chopped capers. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill until serving time.
  2. Make carrot curls: use a vegetable peeler to slice off thin strips of carrot; plunge the carrots into ice water to curl. Drain before using.
  3. For each serving, place the tuna mixture into a small rounded bowl and pack down with a rubber spatula.
  4. Overturn the bowl onto a salad plate and lift it away.
  5. Create a border with fanned cucumber slices, tuck in a few sprigs of fresh dill topped with carrot curls and slices of green onion.
  6. Stud the tuna salad mound with a few whole capers and sliced green onions, and top with a slice of cucumber and sprig of fresh dill.
  7. Serve with crisp whole wheat crackers or a baguette.

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