Home Made Tuna Melt

Tuna gets an undeserved bad reputation. It’s high in protein, exceptionally low in fat and great on a budget. Throw in some bold, easy to use flavours and you’ve got yourself a healthy and tasty lunch in 10 minutes flat.

This featured recipe on Allrecipes.com courtesy of user JONCLEGG 


  • 1 can of tuna
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 teaspoons chopped pickles
  • 1/4 shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place bread slices in the oven to toast while it preheats, and while you make the tuna salad.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, salt, balsamic vinegar, mustard and dill pickle until well blended. Remove bread from the oven, and pile the tuna mixture onto one slice. Sprinkle cheese over the other slice of bread.

3. Bake for 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and tuna is heated through. Place the cheese side of the sandwich on top of the tuna side. Cut in half and serve immediately.


Shak’s Tips: If you’re not big on mustard, skip it. The bold flavours of the sharp cheddar and pickles can carry the sandwich without mustard. Consider opting for light mayo and a good pre-sliced cheddar for a high-protein, lower-fat meal.

Tuna melts are a great way to treat yourself to a savoury, and relatively healthy, meal on a budget. Chances are you have most of the ingredients at home, so stock up on canned tuna next time they are on sale.



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