Lemon Walnut Tuna Melt

Lemon Walnut Tuna Melt


Lemon Walnut Tuna Melts

There are some things in life that are underrated. In my humble opinion, tuna melts are one of

those things. I love adding grated cheese to the tuna mixture. This way, cheese melts

throughout, but if you prefer to have cheese melted on top, I say go for it!

2 (170 g each) cans tuna, drained well

⅓ cup (75 mL) mayonnaise

Finely grated zest of one lemon

Juice of half lemon

½ cup (125 mL) roughly chopped walnuts

⅓ cup (75 mL) chopped green onions

¼ cup (60 mL) chopped fresh mint

¼ tsp (1 mL) each of salt and pepper

pinch ground nutmeg

1 cup (250 mL) grated aged cheddar cheese

6 pieces of lightly toasted bread (or 3 buns cut in half)

¼ cup (60 mL) softened butter

Garnish: additional chopped green onions and chopped fresh mint


● Mix tuna with mayonnaise, lemon zest, juice, walnuts, onions, mint, salt and pepper until

well combined. Fold in grated cheese.

● Arrange bread or buns on a baking sheet.

● Spread butter evenly between bread/buns. Divide tuna mixture evenly between


● Place on the middle oven rack under the broiler for about 3 minutes or until the tops are

lightly golden and the cheese has started to melt.

● Garnish each tuna melt evenly with additional chopped green onion and chopped fresh


Delicious & Doable Tips:

● Stir in finely diced apple or pear to tuna mixture before broiling.

~ For added zing, stir in a couple of tablespoons of prepared pesto to the tuna mixture.

Charmaine Broughton is a cooking instructor, cookbook author (‘Delicious & Doable ~ Recipes For Real and Everyday Life’) and host of 'In Char’s Kitchen' on YourTV. Charmaine's fun, energetic and fuss-free style will inspire you to recreate 'Delicious & Doable' recipes with ease.

For more information visit www.charmainebroughton.com.

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