Tuna melt
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Tuna melt

Recipe (lunch)

This quick and easy to make tuna melt is classic American finger food. The crunchy bread combined with the creamy tuna mixture is a delicious combination! (Image: © Saskia Lelieveld)


  • 1

    Mix the drained tuna, red onion, parsley and mayonnaise in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 2

    Spread the butter on the slices of bread and turn around. Divide the tuna mixure on 4 slices of bread and top off with the cheddar cheese and the remaining bread slices.

  • 3

    In a frying pan without oil or butter, fry the sandwiches on medium high heat until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

  • 4

    Slice the sandwich diagonally and serve warm.

(Image: © Saskia Lelieveld)


  • - 2 cans of skipjack tuna in sunflower oil (160 g each, drained)

  • - 1 red onion, chopped finely

  • - 2 tbsp. flat-leaf parsley, chopped finely

  • - 3 tbsp. mayonnaise

  • - 8 thick slices of bread

  • - 30 g butter

  • - 4 cheddar cheese slices

  • - salt and pepper

  • 15 min
  • 4 persons