Tomato Tuna Melts

I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy bread-less tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!

I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy bread-less tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!

I often think up recipe ideas that sound good in my head but may not always translate into a blog-worthy recipe. These tomato tuna melts are one of those ideas I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. My first attempt I baked the tomatoes, so they were soft and warm but they were pretty messy to eat. Then I thought, why not just broil them so they stay firm and it worked out perfect, plus this only takes 5 minutes to make! Great for gluten-free and low-carb diets, if you want to keep this dairy free, Vegenaise Mayo would be a great alternative to traditional mayo.

I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy bread-less tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!

Tomato Tuna Melts

I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy bread-less tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (5 oz) solid white tuna in water, slightly drained
  • 2 tbsp light mayo
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, halved
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese (2 1/2 oz total)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the broiler to high and adjust the rack second from the top. Arrange the tomatoes on a baking tray, season with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine the tuna salad ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Top each with 1/4 cup tuna salad and a slice of cheese. Broil the tomatoes until the cheese is melted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and eat immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 Servings, Serving Size: 2 halves

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 7
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 271
  • Total Fat: g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.5g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg
  • Sodium: 418.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11.5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 25.5g

I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy bread-less tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy bread-less tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!