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Tuna Melts - 3 Ways
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tuna melts header Whether you prefer them traditionally made, or prepared with a unique twist, open faced tuna melt sandwiches are easily customized so everyone can enjoy them! Toasty whole grain bread layered with thick, juicy tomato slices, heart-healthy tuna and your favorite melted cheese make a fun and satisfying snack or lunch. We've found three tasty combinations to keep your meals and snacks anything but ordinary!

20 Minute Meals:

Tuna Melts - 3 Ways

 

 

traditional - edited

Traditional Tuna Melt

Ingredients:

4 slices whole grain bread (or gluten free bread for gluten free)
1 (12 oz.) can chunk light tuna in water, drained
¼ cup diced celery
¼ cup carrots, shredded
1 Tbsp. red onion, minced
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. red wine vinegar Salt and pepper, to taste
1 large tomato, sliced 4 slices gouda cheese

Directions:

  1. Lightly toast each slice of bread.
  2. While bread is toasting, combine tuna, celery, carrots, onion, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  3. Place the toasted bread on a baking sheet. Place the tomato slices on top of the bread and distribute the tuna salad on top of the tomato. Place a slice of cheese on top of the tuna.
  4. Place the baking sheet under the broiler on high for 3-4 minutes until the sandwich is hot and the cheese is melted.

Yield: 4 servings

*Per Serving: Calories 270, Total Fat 11g (Saturated 4.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 690mg, Total Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g), Protein 28g, Vitamin A 30%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 20%, Iron 4%

parmesan - edited

Parmesan Pesto Tuna Melt

Ingredients:

4 slices whole grain bread ( or gluten free bread for gluten free)

1 (12 oz.) can chunk light tuna in water, drained

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise

2 Tbsp. prepared pesto

¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese

2 tsp. garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 large tomato, sliced

Directions:

  1. Lightly toast each slice of bread.
  2. While bread is toasting, combine tuna, mayonnaise, pesto, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  3. Place the toasted bread on a baking sheet. Place the tomato slices on top of the bread. Distribute the tuna salad on top of the tomato.
  4. Place the baking sheet under the broiler on high for 3-4 minutes until the sandwich is hot and the cheese is melted.

Yield: 4 servings
*Per Serving: Calories 390, Total Fat 22g (Saturated 5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 840mg, Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g), Protein 29g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 6%, Iron 6%  

avocado melt - edited

Avocado Tuna Melt

Ingredients:

4 slices whole grain bread (gluten free bread for gluten free)

1 (12 oz.) can chunk light tuna in water, drained

1 Tbsp. mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 avocado, peeled and sliced

1 large tomato, sliced

4 slices pepper jack cheese

Directions:

  1. Lightly toast each slice of bread.
  1. While bread is toasting, combine tuna, mayonnaise, olive oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  1. Place the toasted bread on a baking sheet. Place the tomato slices on top of the bread and distribute the tuna salad on top of the tomato. Place a slice of avocado and a slice of cheese on top of the tuna.
  1. Place the baking sheet under the broiler on high for 3-4 minutes until the sandwich is hot and the cheese is melted.

Yield: 4 Servings

*Per Serving: Calories 380, Total Fat 22g (Saturated 7g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 650mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 3g), Protein 29g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 20%, Iron 4%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

Have a question about nutrition? Our Mealtime Mentors would love to help! Reach out at AskFestivalDietitians.com or find them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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