Citrus Tuna Melt

Citrus Tuna Melt
This warm toasted sandwich is easy to make. Our recipe uses one slice of bread per serving. An open-faced sandwich has less sodium and fewer calories.
Course Dinner, lunch
Servings 6 servings
Calories 191 kcal


  • 12 oz canned tuna drained
  • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes diced (or 2 tablespoons, about 2 ounces, low-sodium diced tomatoes, drained)
  • 1/2 cup apple diced
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 slices whole grain bread or homemade bread
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley or cilantro chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne or jalapeño chilies diced (optional)
  • 3 slices pasteurized process American cheese cut into halves
  • 6 slices tomatoes
  • 6 leaves lettuce


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine tuna, lime juice, onion, tomatoes, apple, celery, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Toast the bread.
  • Place 6 slices of toasted bread on a cookie sheet. Put an even amount of tuna mixture on top of each slice. If using parsley and chilies, add these too.
  • Put 1/2 slice cheese on top of the tuna and bake for about 3 minutes.
  • Add an extra slice of tomato and lettuce on top if you like.
  • Serve hot.


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 21gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 408mgPotassium: 380mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gCalcium: 152mgIron: 2mg
Keyword RD Reviewed, Sandwich
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