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garlic tuna melt (air fryer)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
duonyte x
Villa Park, IL

I remember tuna melts fondly from college, where they were made on a bagel. This version is a fusion of garlic bread and tuna melt, and I think it makes a more interesting sandwich.

(1 rating)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 6 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For garlic tuna melt (air fryer)

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1-2 clove
  • 2 slice
    sturdy bread
  • 1/4-1/3 c
    tuna salad
  • 1-2 slice
    tomato (optional)
  • 1 slice
    melty cheese (swiss, american, quesadilla - anything that melts well)

How To Make garlic tuna melt (air fryer)

  • 1
    Mince garlic and mix with olive oil in a small bowl. Let stand at least 15 minutes, longer if you can.
  • 2
    Preheat air fryer at 360 deg F. Meanwhile, brush the garlic olive oil on one side of each slice of bread.
  • 3
    Place one slice oil side down. (Depending on your air fryer, it might be easier to do this right in the basket). Spread with tuna salad, top with tomato and cheese. Cover with second slice of bread, oil side up.
  • 4
    Transfer to air fryer - I find a turner and tongs really help. Cook for about 6 minutes - check at five minutes, air fryers really vary in timing.
  • 5
    The bread should be nicely browned. Enjoy!
  • 6
    Note: Quantities here are estimated, as it depends on the size of bread slices. Extra oil can be used to saute meat or veggies, or in salad dressings - refrigerate any leftover and use within a week. Make sure your tuna salad is not gloppy - be cautious in adding mayo if you are making it at home, and blot excess if you bought it at the deli.

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