Classic comfort diner food, just got a make-over... the low fat tuna melt. Adding veggies to your tuna, replacing the full fat cheese and mayonnaise with light mayo and cheese and serving it opened faced makes this classic sandwich lower in fat and Weight Watcher friendly. Use your favorite whole grain bread and serve with a salad or a cup of soup on the side.
Yield: 2 servings
4.89 from 9 votes

The Skinny Tuna Melt

Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Classic comfort diner food, just got a make-over – the skinny tuna melt.


  • 1 4.5 oz can tuna (in water), drained
  • 1/4 cup carrots (minced)
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 1 tbsp red onion (minced)
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise (Hellman's Light)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 slices 2% reduced fat cheddar or American cheese
  • 2 slices tomato
  • oil spray (I used my Misto)


  • Combine tuna, celery, carrots, onion, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over low heat.
  • Spray skillet with oil, and place two slices of bread on top.
  • Top bread with cheese, then tuna salad and tomato. Cook on low heat until cheese melts and bread gets toasty.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1open face sandwich, Calories: 231kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.5g, Protein: 28.5g, Fat: 6.5g, Fiber: 3.5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 6