Tuna Melt

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

Tuna Melt
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

  • 2 5-ounce cans chunk light tuna, (see Tip), drained

  • 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

Directions
  1. 4 servings

  2. Preheat broiler.

  3. 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.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
209
Carbohydrates
17g
Fat
7g
Saturated Fat
4g
Monounsaturated Fat
2g
Protein
18g
Cholesterol
29mg
Dietary Fiber
3g
Potassium
355mg
Sodium
497mg
Added Sugars
1g
Exchanges
1 starch
1/2 vegetable
3 lean meat
1/2 high-fat meat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin C (20% daily value)
Vitamin A (18% dv)
Calcium (15% dv)

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