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.

Photo by Henya B.
Adapted from webmd.com

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

15

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

15

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Adapted from webmd.com

Ingredients

  • 12

    ounces canned chunk light tuna, 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

Recipe Steps: 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. Per serving: 257 calories; 10 g fat (2 g sat, 5 g mono); 66 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrate; 24 g protein; 5 g fiber; 378 mg sodium; 818 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (140% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Potassium (23% dv). 1 Carbohydrate Servings Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

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