Tuna Salad Cheddar Melt

Melty cheesey sandwiches make the perfect weekend comfort food lunch! Kids ate every crumb, loading up on a big dose of omega 3’s. For Tuna Salad:


  • Sliced bread of your choice
  • 3 five oz. can wild albacore tuna (or about 15 oz cooked fresh)
  • 6 Tbsp mayonnaise or alternative
  • 3 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped celery (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped dill pickles (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 -1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for at least 5-10 minutes for flavors to marinate.
    Toast bread (I used Essential Baking Company’s “Rosemary Bread”)
  2. Top your toast with a few spoonfulls of your tuna salad.
  3. Layer with a couple tomato slices (optional)
  4. Top with sliced sharp cheddar cheese (I used Whole Foods Organic White Cheddar)
  5. Broil for a few minutes until cheese is melted and browned!

Nutrition info for tuna salad: