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Traditional Tuna Salad Recipe

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    Ingredients:

    • 2 cans (5 oz each) of chunk light tuna in water, drained
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped pickles or relish for added crunch

    Instructions:

    Prepare Tuna:

    Open and drain the cans of tuna.

    Transfer the tuna to a mixing bowl and use a fork to break it into small, bite-sized chunks.

    Mix Dressing:

    In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.

    Whisk together until well blended, creating a creamy dressing.

    Combine Ingredients:

    Add the creamy dressing to the tuna and gently fold them together.

    Add chopped red onion, celery, parsley, and optional pickles or relish.

    Mix all ingredients until well combined.

    Seasoning:

    Squeeze fresh lemon juice into the mixture for a hint of brightness.

    Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Stir the ingredients again, ensuring an even distribution of flavors.

    Chill (Optional):

    For enhanced flavor, cover the tuna salad and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

    Serve:

    Once chilled (if desired), give the tuna salad a final gentle stir.

    Serve on a bed of lettuce, in a sandwich, or with crackers.

    Garnish (Optional):

    Garnish with additional chopped parsley or a lemon wedge for a decorative touch.

    Enjoy your delicious Traditional Tuna Salad! Adjust ingredient quantities according to personal preferences, and feel free to customize with additional ingredients like chopped hard-boiled eggs, capers, or your favorite herbs.

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