A classic tuna-melt served as an appetizer. The tuna mixture is spread on slices of cocktail pumpernickel bread, topped with cheese and broiled.
2 cups drained, canned tuna
1⁄3 cup mayonnaise
1⁄4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1⁄4 cup chopped scallions
1 tbsp. minced dill
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
12 slices cocktail pumpernickel bread
2 oz. sliced cheddar or
1. In a bowl, mix tuna, mayonnaise, bell pepper, scallions, dill, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
2. Spread tuna mixture on bread slices; top with cheese. Place on a sheet pan and broil until cheese melts and tuna mixture is slightly warm.
3. Garnish with gherkins.