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Tuna Melt - New Jersey Diner Style


A tangy take on the traditional tuna melt.

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  • 1 can (6 oz) solid white tuna in water, drained
  • 2 TBS Mayonnaise (full fat)
  • 2 TBS celery, finely minced
  • 1 TBS onion, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp parsley, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 slices ripe tomato
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese (1 oz each)


Servings 2
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 10mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1. Preheat broiler

2. In a bowl, mix the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, parsley, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Place bread slices on a baking sheet and broil 1 minute in the oven, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and spread with the tuna salad mixture. Place 1 cheese slice over the tuna salad on top of each piece of bread, layer with a tomato slice, and top with remaining cheese slice.

4. Return layered bread to the oven and broil 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Makes 2 servings (slices). Each serving = 13 Weight Watchers points (may vary depending on what type of bread you use).


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