Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuna Salad Melt

This afternoon I threw Creamy Salsa Chicken in the crock-pot and had some JalapeƱos leftover. I was planning on having tuna salad for lunch and thought I'd toss some in....yum! I love sweet and spicy together. I turned the salad into open faced melts, topping them with cheddar cheese. So good! Tuna melts are a childhood favorite and I still love them today. 


Tuna Salad Melt Recipe:

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  • English Muffin or Favorite Bread
  • 1 Can Solid White Albacore Tuna in water (5 oz) - drained
  • 2 Tablespoons JalapeƱos, chopped (optional - I used canned)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweet White Onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Miracle Whip (or your favorite mayonnaise)
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix salad ingredients in a small bowl. Lightly toast English muffin or bread. Divide and evenly spread tuna salad on bread and top with cheddar cheese. Place on non-stick cookie sheet and bake on middle rack of oven for about 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and starting to lightly brown on sides. Remove, salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy! Recipe makes two open faced melts or sandwiches. 

I use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise for a little tang and sweetness - you can use regular mayonnaise if you like. Also, try adding a little sweet relish - yum.   

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Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Can you believe I have never once in my life had a tuna melt?? My sister loves them and I promised her I'd try one sometime. I'll try yours! I do like a little spicy with my sweet!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Yummmm. this has to be what I'm having for lunch tomorrow.

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Ooh yum!!! I think I might try this soon too!!!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Yum, I'm on a stupid shake diet and that has me drooling!