Avocado Tuna Melt

Delicious Avocado Tuna Melt

Growing up, when Mom was out of town Dad offered two options on the dinner menu: Tony’s frozen pizza or Kraft Mac & Cheese mixed with canned tuna (gross, right?). My dad has greatly expanded his culinary expertise since then, but we actually considered these meals a treat.  Boxed dinners were a rarity in our house.

There is something to say for an easy “go-to” meal though.  Carrying on Dad’s canned tuna tradition, I thought I would spruce it up a bit.  This tuna melt takes virtually no time and the simple ingredients are easy to keep on hand when you’re looking for a quick lunch idea.  I left off the cheese since I used avocado, but feel free to add a slice or two.

Ingredients for Tuna Melt

When the avocado or cheese begins to brown  under the broiler remove it from the oven… I enjoy it with carrots, apple slices and hummus.
 Close up of the Tuna Melt

Avocado Tuna Melt
There is something to say for an easy “go-to” meal. This tuna melt takes virtually no time and the simple ingredients are easy to keep on hand when you’re looking for a quick lunch idea. I left off the cheese since I used avocado, but
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 (5-ounce) can albacore solid white tuna
  2. 2 tablespoons shallots or onion, thinly slices
  3. 1 tablespoon spicy or Dijon mustard
  4. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  5. ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  6. 2 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted
  7. ½ avocado, cut in slices
  8. 1 small tomato, sliced
  9. Dash of hot sauce (optional)
  10. Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler. Mix the tuna, onion, mustard, lemon juice and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
  2. Arrange the spinach leaves on the bread and top with the tuna mixture. Add the tomato slices and then the avocado.
  3. Bake for 1-3 minutes, until the avocado just browns on the edges. Watch carefully so the sandwich does not burn.
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