Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 6 mins


  • 6 slices rye bread
  • 3 6 ounce cans solid albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 2/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 celery ribs, trimmed and diced
  • 1/2 cup shedded carrots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 12 thin slices Alpine Lace American cheese (a generous 1/4 pound)
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, cored and sliced

Make It

1. Heat broiler. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toast rye bread under broiler for 3 minutes, turning once. Set aside.

2. In medium-size bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, celery, carrots, pickle relish, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Stir until blended, then taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.

3. Spread a scant 1/2 cup tuna salad onto each slice of rye toast. Top each with two slices of cheese. Return to broiler; heat 3 minutes, until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Serve one open-face melt with sliced tomato on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 361, Fat, total (g): 17, chol. (mg): 59, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 24, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 28, sodium (mg): 994, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.