Tuna Melt

Carol Davis


I first had a tuna melt at a seaside diner in San Diego. Quickly became my favorite. Here's how I make them.


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10 Min
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  • 5 oz
    can albacore tuna, drained
  • ·
    salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2
  • 1
    celery stalk
  • 2-3 Tbsp
  • 4 slice
    rye bread
  • 3 slice
    baby swiss cheese
  • ·
    spreadable butter or margarine

How to Make Tuna Melt


  1. Flake tuna into a small bowl with a fork, salt and pepper. Put scallions and celery into a mini-food processor, pulse until fine, add to tuna. Fold in mayonnaise, mix well.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat your griddle. Next assemble sandwiches. Spread tuna mixture evenly over 2 slices rye bread. Top with 1-1/2 slices Swiss cheese and remaining rye bread. Turn over, butter outside of tuna side. Place, butter side down on griddle, butter top.
  3. When toasty brown, flip sandwich over and toast remaining side. Remove to sandwich plate, slice and serve.

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About Tuna Melt

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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