tuna melt

Tuna melts are the perfect weekend lunch or a quick weeknight dinner.  They only take a few minutes to make and taste great every time.  Tuna melts are one of those things you can make when your fridge is looking a little empty and you're wondering what to make.  I like my tuna sandwiches with lots of extra "stuff" in them...pickles, green onion, celery, but you could just have it plain too.  We had our sandwiches with a berry smoothie and some raw veggies - simple, but satisfying.  

Tuna Melt

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 can tuna
  • 2-3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dill pickles, minced
  • 2 green onions, slivered
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated

First toast the bread, that way it won't get too soggy with the tuna on it.  Next drain the tuna and break up the large pieces in a medium-sized bowl.  Add the mayo, lemon juice, pickles, green onion and black pepper to taste, mix well.  Divide the tuna between the toasted pieces of bread and place on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle the cheese over top.  Put the oven rack in the middle position and turn the broiler on high.  Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.