The Best Tuna Melt

Recipe By : Heavenly Recipes


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The Best Tuna Melt


1/3 c. mayonnaise

½ a lemon

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

2 (6-oz.) cans tuna

1 ribs celery, finely chopped

3 dill pickles, finely chopped

1/4 c. finely chopped red onion

2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

8 slices bread, such as sourdough

2 tbsp. butter

1 tomato, sliced

8 slices cheddar


    STEP - 1

    Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes (if using).

    STEP - 2

    Drain tuna then add to mayonnaise mixture. Use a fork to break up tuna into flakes. Add celery, pickles, red onion, and parsley and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

    STEP - 3

    Butter one side of each bread slice. Top an unbuttered side with approximately 1/2 cup of tuna salad, 2 to 3 slices tomato, and 2 slices of cheese. Top with another slice of bread, buttered side facing up. Repeat with remaining ingredients and place on a large baking sheet. Bake until cheese is melty, 5 to 8 minutes.

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