Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt

In this updated version of the tuna melt, we go light on the mayo and top it with fresh tomato slices and shredded sharp Cheddar, which allows us to use considerably less cheese while ensuring that there's great cheese flavor in each gooey bite.

Recipe from EatingWell
SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
10 mins
TOTAL TIME
15 mins

Tuna Melt

In this updated version of the tuna melt, we go light on the mayo and top it with fresh tomato slices and shredded sharp Cheddar, which allows us to use considerably less cheese while ensuring that there's great cheese flavor in each gooey bite.

Recipe from EatingWell
Recipe from EatingWell
Ingredients
  • 12   ounces canned chunk light tuna, drained (see Note)
  • 1   medium shallot, minced (2 tablespoons)
  • 2   tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1   tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1   tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/8  teaspoon salt
  •  dash of hot sauce
  •  Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4   slices whole-wheat bread , toasted
  • 2   tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2  cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
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Directions
1. 
Preheat broiler.
2. 
Combine tuna, shallot, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, salt, hot sauce and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread 1/4 cup of the tuna mixture on each slice of toast; top with tomato slices and 2 tablespoons cheese. Place sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
Tip:
1. 
Note: Chunk light tuna, which comes from the smaller skipjack or yellowfin, has less mercury than canned white albacore tuna. FDAEPA advice recommends no more than 6 ounces of albacore a week; up to 12 ounces canned light is considered safe.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 252, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 66, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 16, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 31, vit. A (IU) 971.8, vit. C (mg) 11.81, sodium (mg) 408, Potassium (mg) 242, Vegetables () 0.5, Starch () 1, Lean Meat () 3, High-Fat Meat () 0.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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