tuna melt

Mouthwatering isn’t it? Whether you’re a tuna fan or not, surely you can recognize the gloriousness that is a tuna melt! Warm sourdough bread, melted cheese, and fresh tomatoes! Done in less than 10 minutes! What’s not to love? Right?

Okay, I’m a sucker for tuna. I have been my whole life. In fact, I’m pretty sure I ate tuna everyday for lunch for nearly a year when I was younger without once getting sick of it. Disgusting isn’t it? What can I say? I’m a creature of habit during the lunch time hours. I ate the same sandwich every day for lunch for almost 3 years during college. I loved that sandwich! I miss that sandwich…

Back to tuna… I find it to be such a versatile lunch. Tuna can be prepared a number of different ways to bring out different flavors – add grapes and apples for something sweeter, use dill relish for something tangy, add a little citrus vinegar for something fresh and tart, or crunch up some bacon and throw in goat cheese for a savory snack.

Today’s way of accessorizing tuna: traditional tangy with melted cheese and fresh tomatoes on sourdough bread.

This sandwich has it all! Sweet, savory, sour, bitter, and umami!  Can you say that about your lunch today?


1 can tuna fish, drained
1 T mayo
1 T dill relish
salt and pepper to taste
1-3 slices of tomato
1-2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1-2 slices bread of your choice

Turn oven on broil (high). Mix tuna, mayo, and dill until combined. Spoon half tuna mixture onto piece of bread. Place cheese on top. On other piece of bread, place tomato slices, then place a piece of cheese on top. Place onto baking pan in oven for 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Remove and combine to form one amazing sandwich.

Other great options for this sandwich include: fresh avocado slices, 1/4 t cayenne, bacon, and fresh lemon juice.

How do you accessorize tuna?

3 thoughts on “tuna melt

  1. I have a serious and unjustifiable mayonnaise-hatred, so I substitute plain yogurt, and it tastes just fine (according to other people who do eat mayo).

    Sometimes I throw in sauteed onions & spinach too, if I’m falling behind on the veggie intake. But I throw sauteed onions and spinach in everything.

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