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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.

Don’t forget to check Shan’s blog to see what else is cooking this Wednesday!


Tuesday 19th of August 2008

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


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!