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Tuna Melt with Tomatoes
and green salad

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min
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This easy, fresh meal got great reviews when we last featured it in 2018, but our community members wanted more substance to the meal. We've doubled up on the tuna salad melts this time to insure that this meal is still quick but even more satisfying.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Tuna Melt:
  • 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)
Green Salad with Radishes and Snap Peas:
  • 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

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Snap peas / Radishes / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

Make

  1. 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.
  2. Place bread in a single layer on a sheet pan.
  3. Slide pan under broiler until bread is lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve tuna melts with salad on the side. Enjoy!
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Reviews

This meal has 22 reviews

This is a solid tuna melt. The shallots really make it, plus we had homemade pickles for some extra kick. Yummy and simple.

By: Jenn
Posted: Jun 14, 2019
Diet: Original

Husband loved this meal but the rest of the family wasn't sold.

By: Catherine
Posted: Jun 10, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

Simple and tasty. Not a showstopper, but good.

By: Jenna
Posted: Jun 06, 2019
Diet: Original

This was really easy and was not something I would typically think to make for dinner.

By: Rachel
Posted: Jun 04, 2019
Diet: Original

So quick and easy!

By: Karen
Posted: May 28, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

I love how convenient this one is - will definitely eat it again. I didn't like the tomato on it so I sliced it up and ate it on the side.

By: Andrea
Posted: May 23, 2019
Diet: Original