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Tuna Melt with Tomatoes
and green salad

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

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.



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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  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.


  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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This meal has 22 reviews

I’ve missed tuna salad so much since becoming vegetarian! Thanks for including this delicious recipe:)

By: Delaney
Posted: May 16, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Simple, easy, tasty. I used habanero pickles and miracle whip, because they were in the fridge. Kids enjoyed the melts sans tuna.

By: Juliana
Posted: May 15, 2019
Diet: Original

Solid meal. I discovered I'm not a huge fan of radishes so I would sub them with carrots or cucumber next time.

By: Nicole
Posted: May 15, 2019
Diet: Original

Quick, simple. Burned the bread on the first go because my broiler is different than the one CS describes. Halved all the times and it was perfect!

By: Jack
Posted: May 15, 2019
Diet: Original

Simple weeknight meal that was filling and satisfying.

By: Judith
Posted: May 15, 2019
Diet: Original

More filling than expected. Great salad dressing! Sandwiches were good too - would never have thought to make it like this. Used Swiss because I prefer it to Provolone

By: Jennifer
Posted: May 15, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian