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Quick and Easy Tuna Melt

Stumped on what to bring for lunch every day? Give this Quick and Easy Tuna Melt a try and you’ll be craving it at your desk all week!

How many of you are stuck inside during this crazy bomb cyclone? I hope all of you east-coasters are staying safe and warm out there! I certainly wouldn’t mind a good bit of snow right now, but I feel for those of you who have to endure the winds and bitter cold! It’s been in the teens here lately and I haven’t wanted to venture outside at all. If you’re stranded inside and are running low on ingredients and patience, this Quick and Easy Tuna Melt will be perfect for a hearty lunch.

Another thing you’re probably doing while avoiding the frigid temps is bingeing Netflix/Hulu/Amazon/HBO. While I’m anxiously awaiting the return of my weekly shows from winter hiatus, we’ve been watching all the Netflix. The newest season of Black Mirror just started and it’s just as dark as I would have hoped. Speaking of Dark, that’s another show that we’ve considered starting, along with Mindhunter. There’s just so many to choose from! Matt recently started watching Suits as well and I’m officially obsessed with Megan Markle. I hate to be one of those people, but I am beyond excited for the royal wedding. I’m not sorry about it, actually. On that note, we also started the newest season of The Crown and the anglophile in me has never been happier. What shows have you been watching lately? I feel like the winter is the perfect time to indulge in a little lazy TV time, right?

I’m new to the world of tuna melts, but I’m wondering why they haven’t always been in my life. I’m making it my mission to order them any time they’re on the menu for comparison sake. Traditionally, they can be a decidedly heavy sammie, but this one is lighted up just a touch. I love that it’s served open-faced, so you’re only eating one slice of bread instead of two! My favorite addition is probably the capers. I’m a sucker for capers with seafood. If you have a toaster oven in your break room at work, you could totally make this up to the broiling point and then melt the cheese right before you eat!

If you’re looking for more work work-friendly lunches, try my Greek Chicken Salad Pitas!


Quick and Easy Tuna Melt
 
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Serves: 4 servings
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Ingredients
  • 10 oz chunk light albacore tuna, drained
  • 2 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted (I prefer slices of Artisan bakery-style bread)
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Combine tuna, red onion, mayo, lemon juice, capers, salt, red pepper flakes and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread ¼ cup of the tuna mixture on each slice of toast and top with tomato slices. Sprinkle the tops with about 2 tablespoons cheese each. Place sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. **Keep a VERY watchful eye on them because they can and will burn in an instant.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 269 Fat: 13.2g Saturated fat: 4.9g Carbohydrates: 16.6g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 724mg Fiber: 2.9g Protein: 22.9 Cholesterol: 48mg

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