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.
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