The Perfect Tuna Melt


WOW! I LOVE different kinds of sandwiches like this! I did lightly drain the tuna (I used and Italian oil-packed tuna) b/c I didn't want it to be too runny, and I'm glad I did. I only had regular cheddar cheese and Italian bread on hand, so I used those. Oh man, this is a seriously delicious sandwich! Great blend of flavors and textures. Be sure to keep a stack of napkins on hand, this is a messy one, lol! I will def be making this again.


    Tuna, 2 cans, drained
    Onion, medium size, chopped
    Celery, 1/2 a stalk, chopped
    Garlic (1 clove), minced
    Parsley, 1 tablespoon, chopped
    Mayonnaise, 3-4 tablespoons
    Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons, divided
    Mozzarella, 1/3 cup, shredded
    Bread, sliced
    Butter, softened
    Salt and Pepper to taste


    Drain water from tuna and put the tuna into a medium bowl.
    Chop onion, celery, and parsley. Mince garlic and add ingredients to tuna.
    Add mayonnaise, olive oil, and mozzarella cheese. Combine all ingredients until well incorporated. Salt and pepper to taste.
    Place a non-stick skillet on the stove and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When the skillet is hot, take a slice of bread and generously spread butter on one side.
    Place the bread (buttered side down) in the hot skillet.
    Using a spoon, scoop about 2 tablespoons of tuna salad on bread while it is browning.
    Butter another slice of bread with butter and place non-buttered side on top of tuna.
    Using a spatula, check to see if the bread is toasted brown. If so, turn the tuna melt over and grill the other side until it's golden brown.
    Set the tuna melt on paper towels and allow to cool enough to serve.

Original Recipe The Perfect Tuna Melt