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Light & Healthy Tuna Melts

I know, I know…yet another “Eat, Shrink & Be Merry” recipe. Can you tell I love their cookbook?

Star-Kissed Tuna Melts from Eat, Shrink & Be Merry

2 cans (6 0z/170 g each) water packed tuna, drained
1 cup broccoli slaw mix
1/4 cup light ranch salad dressing
1/4 cup minced red onions
2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp each salt & freshly ground black pepper
6 slices multigrain bread with flaxseed, toasted
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
6 slices light cheddar cheese

Preheat broiler. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, broccoli slaw, dressing, onions, mayo, lemon juice, sugar, salt & pepper. Mix well.

Place toasted bread on a baking sheet. Distribute tuna mixture evenly over bread. Top with tomato slices & cheese. Broil until cheese is brown & bubbly.

Recipe Notes: This isn’t exactly the same directions as the book has. The way above is how I did it (other than I halved the recipe). They used a multi-step broiling process that I think is a waste of time. Ours were super delicious & definitely a “doer-againer” as Dewey always says. The original recipe also called for 4 pieces of bread & 4 pieces of cheese but said it served 6. Dunno how that would have worked. My half recipe made 3 perfect melts (1 1/2 each for Dewey and I). I forgot to add: I used normal cheese shreds. I hate light cheese…it doesn’t taste like cheese…so I don’t use it. Also, I was afraid that these would taste really “ranchy” b/c of the salad dressing but they don’t (which is good). I like ranch flavor but I just wasn’t sure about it mixed with tuna.

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Beckie

Tuesday 19th of August 2008

You are Merry. How can you not love that cookbook? ;)

Shan

Friday 15th of August 2008

Hey! How did I not notice this recipe in that book. I am so going to make these. We love tuna. Well Mike and I do, the girls not so much. Thanks for the heads up Merry!

Jen of A2eatwrite

Thursday 14th of August 2008

I LOVE tuna melts. And I love healthier versions even more. I may need to check out that cookbook!