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Tuna Melt

Once you try this version, you will throw out your other recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Tuna Melt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 6


Tomato Relish

  • 1/2 cup (90 g) tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup (61 g) dill pickles, diced
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) red onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cilantro, finely diced

Tuna Melt

  • 1 loaf of french bread (9 inches)
  • 2 (5 ounce each) cans tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup (119.5 g) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tablespoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle, finely diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced


Tomato Relish

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine tomato, pickles, red onion, and cilantro.  Set aside. 

Tuna Melt

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Slice French bread into 1-inch sandwich slices.
  3. Places slices in baking pan and lightly coat the top with butter.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes and then flip, lightly coat the opposite side with melted butter and bake for another 5 minutes (slices should be a light golden brown).
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, celery, salt, shallot, pickle, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  6. Remove bread from oven and spread tuna mixture on the bread. Top each with one slice of mozzarella.

  7. Return baking dish to oven and broil for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly.
  8. Top with Tomato Relish and serve immediately.

Recipe Video

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