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.
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.