Tuna Melt with Tomatoes
and green salad
- Shallots - 1 clove, diced
- Pickles, any type (opt) - 1 Tbsp, chopped (sub pickle relish)
- Tuna, in water (5 oz / 142 g) - 3 cans, drained
- Mayonnaise - 2 Tbsp
- Lemon juice - 1 tsp
- Tomatoes, medium - 2, thinly sliced
- Bread, sandwich - 8 slices
- Cheese, provolone - 4 slices (sub any sliced cheese)
- Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
- Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
- Honey - 1 tsp
- Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp
- Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
- Snap peas, fresh - 8 oz, thinly sliced
- Radishes - 5, halved and sliced
- Mixed greens - 5 oz
- Shallots / Pickles - (If prepping right before cooking, turn on the broiler before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Make vinaigrette - Whisk together lemon juice (portion for vinaigrette), mustard, honey, and lemon zest. Add oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Make tuna salad - Drain tuna. Combine shallots, pickles, tuna, mayonnaise, and lemon juice (portion for tuna). If you like your tuna salad creamier, add some additional mayonnaise. Taste and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- Snap peas / Radishes / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.
- Turn on the oven’s broiler (use the low setting if available). Place an oven rack at least 6” / 15 cm from the heat source.
- Place bread in a single layer on a sheet pan.
- Slide pan under broiler until bread is lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Top toasted bread with tuna salad and sliced tomato. Tear cheese in half and top each piece of bread with 1/2 a slice of cheese. Slide pan back under the broiler and continue toasting until cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes more.
- Just before serving, combine snap peas, radishes, and mixed greens in a large mixing bowl. Add vinaigrette until dressed to your liking. Toss everything to combine. Season with some salt and pepper.
- Serve tuna melts with salad on the side. Enjoy!
I'm sorry!!! I always try to stick to the recipe, but I'm from Maryland and we always make our tuna with Old Bay®... It's great on tomatoes too! So I deviated from the recipe and used my Old Bay® and it was awesome!! I really enjoyed this casual meal- thank you!0 Helpful
wasn't my favorite salad but the tuna melt was tasty!0 Helpful
Great tuna melt! We used way more mayo, but otherwise mostly followed recipe. Also didn't make salad.0 Helpful
This is a solid tuna melt. The shallots really make it, plus we had homemade pickles for some extra kick. Yummy and simple.0 Helpful
Husband loved this meal but the rest of the family wasn't sold.0 Helpful
Simple and tasty. Not a showstopper, but good.0 Helpful