Tuna Melts with Avocado

This recipe is not for the average tuna melt—shallots, fresh lemon juice, avocado, and cherry tomatoes brighten up this delicious lunch.

Photo by Kira A.
Adapted from sargento.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

Servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from sargento.com

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 2

    tablespoons thinly sliced shallots

  • 1

    tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/4

    teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/8

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    (6 ounce) can solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked

  • 1 1/2

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    ripe avocado

  • 1

    cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • 8

    slices swiss cheese

  • 2

    (6 ounce) pieces French bread, halved lengthwise and toasted

Directions

Preheat broiler to high. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well to coat. Place lemon juice in a separate small bowl. Peel, seed, and chop avocado. Add avocado to juice; toss. Add avocado mixture and tomatoes to tuna mixture; toss well to combine. Place cheese evenly over cut sides of bread, and broil for 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Place 1 bread slice, cheese side up, on each of 4 plates, and divide tuna mixture evenly among bread slices.

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