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Traditional Tuna Melt

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.

  • Traditional Tuna Melt
  • Ingredients
    • 4 slices whole grain bread
    • 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, to taste
    • Black pepper, to taste
    • 1 large tomato, sliced
    • 4 slices gouda cheese

    Directions
    1. Lightly toast each slice of bread. 1. While bread is toasting, combine tuna, celery, carrots, onion, mayonnaise, vinegar, 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 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. Serve warm.

    Variations

    For gluten free: Use gluten free bread in place of whole grain bread.


    Nutrition

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


    Serves: 4 servings

    Gluten Free Kid-friendly Main Dish 10 Dollar Meal American 20 Minute Meal Snack Baking