Everyone loves a tuna melt. Okay, that’s probably not true, but people who like tuna most likely love tuna melts.
This tuna melt is gourmet because I got this tuna salad recipe from the Italian deli/restaurant I work at when I’m in New Jersey. It was one of the first things I made after I was hired, since when you’re making a much bigger portion, chopping those veggies gets a bit tedious. However, it’s easy when it’s just for yourself, and adding the carrots, celery, and red onion is the secret to taking your tuna salad up a notch.
Tuna Melt: Udi’s Gluten Free Bread, Trader Joe’s sliced goat cheese, tuna salad, 2 tomato slices
Gourmet Tuna Salad:
- 1 can tuna
- .5-1 tbsp mayo
- 3/4 carrot
- 3/4 celery stalk
- red onion (a few slices)
- 2-3 tsps lemon juice
- 2-3 tsps red wine vinegar
- salt, pepper
Time: 15 minutes. Serves 1-2.
Chop the tuna, red onion, and celery finely. Put the veggies in a bowl and add the tuna and mayo. Stir with a fork or spoon. Add a few tsps each of salt and pepper, the lemon juice, and red wine vinegar. That’s it! It’s so simple and delicious.
After preheating the oven to 350, on a cookie sheet place a slice of bread, slab the tuna over it, add a slice of tomato, and your choice of cheese. Bake it in the oven for 5-10 minutes depending on the oven and your preference. I also like to broil it for a couple minutes so that the cheese gets nice and bubbly.
There you have it. An easy and delicious way to make the perfect tuna melt.