Recipe: Tuna Melt with Sliced Tomato


Tuna Melt with Sliced Tomato, Courtesy:
Tuna Melt with Sliced Tomato, Courtesy:

Just ask my coworkers…nine times out of ten, I will order a tuna melt when we go out to lunch. It’s one of my favorites. I had to try this recipe when I realized that it is an open-faced sandwich and it has double cheese! Just add some chips and a pickle spear and you have a great lunch or light dinner.

2 cans (5 oz each) solid white tuna in water, drained
1/ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper
4 slices rye bread
8 slices Swiss cheese
8 slices tomato


  1.  Set oven control to broil.
  2. In medium bowl, mix tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, parsley, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  3. Place bread slices on baking sheet. Broil with top about 4 to 6 inches from heat 1 minute or until lightly toasted.
  4. Turn bread over on baking sheet.
  5. Spread the untoasted side of each slice of bread with about 1/3 cup of the tuna salad, 1 slice of the cheese, 2 slices tomato and 1 of the remaining slice cheese.
  6. Return sandwiches to oven; broil 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Serve hot.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I used wheat bread instead of rye (personal preference), but I think that the rye would have held up better to the heavy sandwich.

Yield: 4 servings





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