Recipe

Kicked-up Tuna Melts

  • Yield: 4 open-faced sandwiches; serves 2 to 4
Kicked-up Tuna Melts

Ingredients

  • Four 5-ounce cans solid white tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, plus more for spreading
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • 4 slices rustic white bread or other dense white bread
  • 8 thin slices tomato
  • 4 ounces sliced provolone cheese

Directions

  • Position a rack about 6 inches from broiler element and preheat broiler.

  • Combine tuna, mayonnaise, red onion, lemon juice, pepper, salt, and oregano in a medium bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.

  • Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet and spread additional mayonnaise over each slice, if desired. Divide tuna salad evenly among bread slices, then top with tomato. Arrange provolone evenly over sandwiches. Place baking sheet under broiler and cook until cheese is golden and bubbly, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve hot.