Tuna Melt

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 open-face sandwich


2 (6.5-ounce) cans white albacore tuna canned in water, drained
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 tablespoon dried parsley
4 slices 100% whole wheat bread
4 slices very ripe tomato
4 (1-ounce) slices cheddar cheese


Combine tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, and parsley. Toast bread slightly and spread with tuna mixture. Top with tomato slice and slice of cheese. Preheat broiler and broil for 2–3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving:
Calories: 282
Protein: 21 grams
Total fat: 16 grams
Saturated fat: 7 grams
Cholesterol: 48 milligrams
Sodium: 563 milligrams
Dietary fiber: 2 grams

Liz Friedrich is a nutrition and health promotion consultant based in North Carolina.

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