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Try this 30 minute meal Tuna Melt recipe from cooking matters!

Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 small stalks celery
  • 1 large tomato
  • ½ medium lemon
  • 2 (5- or 6-ounce) cans light tuna, packed in water, no salt added
  • 2 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill or tarragon
  • optional (Hot sauce, to taste)

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Instructions

  1. Rinse and dice celery. Rinse, core, and cut tomato into 4 thick slices.
  2. Rinse lemon and cut in half. In a small bowl, squeeze juice. Discard seeds.
  3. In a colander, drain tuna.
  4. Grate cheese.
  5. In a medium bowl, add tuna. Flake apart with a fork. Add celery, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and black pepper. Mix with fork until combined. If using dried herbs and hot sauce, stir in now.
  6. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 slices bread. Cook until toasted on bottom, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Repeat with other 2 slices. Remove pan from heat.
  7. On the toasted side of each bread slice, add ½ cup tuna salad. Top with tomato slice and sprinkle with cheese (about 2 Tablespoons each).

  8. Return skillet to medium heat. Place 2 sandwiches in skillet. Cover and cook until cheese is melted and underside is browned, about 3–5 minutes. Remove from pan. Repeat with other 2 sandwiches.
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