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Open-Faced Tuna Melt

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Open-faced tuna melt

I’m not much of a lunch eater. For some reason, I just don’t ever feel like putting much effort into lunches, so lunches end up being a snack-fest more often than anything.

Recently, however, I’ve been on a tuna melt kick. It’s a quick, easy, and filling lunch that I can totally get behind (and fit in between the gym, grocery, showering, and getting to tutoring sessions on time). I posted a picture of this sandwich on Instagram the other day, and y’all immediately requested the recipe.

Forgive me for a short post today. I wish I could tell you that I had to rush off to a Memorial Day barbecue, or some other pressing engagement. The truth? I have to finish this post and my laundry before the season premiere of The Bachelorette. I mean, c’mon…the previews keep promising me a healthy mixture of abs and man-tears! You couldn’t expect me to miss that, could you? 

Open-faced tuna melt

Open-Faced Tuna Melt
Yield: 2 open-faced sandwiches
  • 1 can tuna, drained
  • ⅓ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • Splash of red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2-4 tablespoons your favorite shredded cheese
  • 2 slices crusty bread (I used sourdough)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the tuna, red pepper, scallion, mayo, yogurt, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread the tuna over the two slices of bread and top each with 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite shredded cheese. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and just starting to brown around the edges, and the sandwiches are heated through. Allow to cool for a minute before cutting in half and serving.
In lieu of using half mayo, half yogurt, you can use all mayo or all yogurt. Similarly, the red pepper can be replaced with about 2 tablespoons of jarred pimentos.

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Go-To Lunch Ideas from 20+ Food Bloggers » Rachel Cooks

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

[…] go-to lunch (or single-lady dinner!) is an Open-Faced Tuna Melt. This recipe takes about 10 minutes to pull together and can use almost anything you like or have […]

Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

I love a good tuna melt. I think it is a great, quick little meal. As for the Bachelorette... I totally agree that she got dealt a lot of weirdos. I am rooting for the shirtless wonder to stick around for a while because I know he will make for good TV. Also, Mike is not thrilled that this show is back on and taking up his Mondays for two hours.


Wednesday 29th of May 2013

I love tuna melts... I don't know many people who agree with me.


Wednesday 29th of May 2013

I really like Tuna melts and haven't had one in forever. I will have to try your recipe!

The guys on the bachelorette are a bunch of crazies...can't wait to see what drama unfolds! :)

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

OK firstly, I want to faceplant into this open-faced sammich. YUMMMM.

Secondly, thoughts on this season of The Bachelorette thus far? I think Des got dealt a crazy/cruddy hand of men. Though I am excited for the man-tears! ;)


Tuesday 28th of May 2013

Ok, seriously, this is the BIGGEST bunch of weirdos I've maybe EVER seen. This is gonna make for some great TV.