tuna melt

The first time Diana and I made this very quick recipe, I accidentally toasted the bread before I put all of it in the oven. Big mistake. I ended up burning the bottom of the toast. Therefore I took the “toasted” part out of the 4 slices whole-wheat bread ingredient to make it less confusing. We made this again last night and it was really good and fast. I love these quick recipes because sometimes you just don’t have enough time to cook for an hour and a half.

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Yield
4 servings

Ingredients
* 12 ounces canned chunk light tuna, drained (see Note)
* 1 medium shallot, minced (2 tablespoons)
* 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* Dash of hot sauce
* Freshly ground pepper to taste
* 4 slices whole-wheat bread
* 2 tomatoes, sliced
* 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Preparation
Preheat broiler.

Combine tuna, shallot, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, salt, hot sauce and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread 1/4 cup of the tuna mixture on each slice of toast; top with tomato slices and 2 tablespoons cheese. Place sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 252
Fat: 6g (3 g sat, 0 g mono)
Protein: 31g
Carbohydrate: 16g
Fiber: 3g
Cholesterol: 66mg
Sodium: 408mg
Potassium: 242 mg
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A & Vitamin C (20% daily value).

The EatingWell Tuna Melt – Eating Well.

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