Oregon Albacore Tuna Melt

Lynn Clay


This recipe comes from the Tillamook Cheese Factory.


★★★☆☆ 1 vote

15 Min
20 Min
Sandwich Press


  • 2 can(s)
    6 oz albacore tuna
  • 1/4 c
    finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • ·
    salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4
    ciabatta rolls, split
  • ·
    dijon mustard and mayonnaise, for spreading
  • 8
    ¼-inch-thick slices of tillamook sharp cheddar or tillamook swiss cheese
  • 24
    slices garlic dill pickles
  • 2 Tbsp
    tillamook unsalted butter, softened

How to Make Oregon Albacore Tuna Melt


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the tuna with the onion, olive oil, vinegar, basil, and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a panini press or griddle. Spread the cut sides of the rolls with mustard and mayonnaise and top each roll half with a slice of cheese.
  3. Spread the tuna salad on the bottoms and cover with the pickles. Close the sandwiches and spread the outsides of the rolls with butter.
  4. Place the sandwiches on the press or griddle and cook over moderate heat until the cheese is melted, about 6 minutes. To make sure the sandwiches are fully cooked, open them up and place in a 450°F oven for about 1 minute.
  5. Remove from oven, close sandwiches, cut in half, and serve.

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About Oregon Albacore Tuna Melt

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American

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