Monday, June 27, 2016

MONDAY RECIPE POST - TUNA MELTS - SERVES 2


I was looking for a nice light lunch and found the recipe for the Tuna Melts here.  

Tuna Melts  - 2 servings

1 large tomato, about 6-1/2 ounces before trimming
2 ozs. Cheddar or American cheese, shredded
1 recipe of tuna fish salad - you will find that recipe below this one.

Slice the stem and bottom ends off the tomato, then cut into 4 thick slices.  Place the tomato slices on a foil-lined baking sheet.  

Mound enough tuna salad onto each tomato slice to suit your taste, and top each with 1/4 cup of the cheese.  

Broil until the cheese melts and is slightly golden.

The host of the above website used a 3 inch diameter tomato, about the size of a baseball.

Calories per serving: 313
You can get more nutritional information at the website.



Tuna Salad  -  makes 4 to 8 servings

This recipe was found here.

12 ozs. canned tuna, drained
4 eggs, hard-boiled and coarsely chopped
1/4 sugar-free sweet pickle relish (I used regular)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chives (I used thinly sliced green onion)
Salt and Pepper to taste


Not to be frozen

Per 1/4 of the recipe has 264 calories (once again, you can find more nutritional information on their website link above).



What did I think?  I was surprised how much I enjoyed this meal.  

I didn't want to make such a big batch of tuna salad, so I halved the recipe and there was more than enough for another meal.  I will add a bed of lettuce to that one, or put it on a slice of my favorite bread and have an open-faced sandwich.

The only larger sized tomato I could find was what we call a beefsteak tomato.  I cut the slice I needed for my lunch, and used the rest in a salad at dinnertime.

I made my hard-boiled eggs for the tuna salad earlier in the morning, and then I forgot to add them.  It didn't spoil the outcome as it tasted just as great.  I also used the hard boiled eggs for my salad that evening.

I used a sharp Cheddar cheese.

There was one packet of chives when I went to the store and it didn't look very good, so I used thinly sliced green onions instead. 

I also didn't bother with the sugar-free pickle relish but used the regular I already had in the fridge.





15 comments:

  1. I have to be honest in saying that I don't like tuna, but I love salmon. However, that having been said, this does look delicious and I would be very willing to try it. Thanks so much for sharing, Denise. :)

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  2. This looks so good, and so good for you! It has a bit of everything...protein, vegetable, and cheese! I have copied it and ma going to print it out. Fast and good.

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  3. I only had to look at the photograph to feel hungry. It has been a long time since I saw large tomatoes in the shops but perhaps I haven't looked closely enough.

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  4. this looks truly divine to me...and also really easy to do

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  5. Hello Denise, the tuna melt on the tomato looks delicious. I would love this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  6. Quite a meal, though I have an aversion to sea food.

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  7. I do like tuna - this looks a great recipe idea Denise, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  8. I really like the idea of the thick slice of beefsteak tomato as the base instead of bread. Looks delicious!

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  9. Thanks for reminding ne of this. My dughter was crazy about tuna melts when she was in high school. I hadn't thought of them in years.

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  10. We make something quite similar to this and have it for lunch now and then.

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