Tuna Melts with Avocado

Fresh rules at my house, especially when it comes to fish. It’s nice to find a recipe that reminds me canned (and frozen) foods can be just as tasty and healthy. Not to mention, they are often time-savers. This open-faced sandwich demonstrates all those things and gives you a light, but satisfying lunch. If you are cooking for just yourself, go ahead and make the entire tuna mixture. You can save the rest for another sandwich or a snack. 

Tuna Melts with Avocado

From Cooking Light, June 2011

Total Time: 14 minutes

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients:

  • 2  1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (6-ounce) can solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1  1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1  1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 (6-ounce) pieces French bread, halved lengthwise and toasted (I did not pre-toast my bread. It will go in the broiler and get toasty anyway.)

 Directions:

  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well to coat. Place juice in a small bowl. Peel, seed, and chop avocado. Add avocado to juice; toss. Add avocado mixture and tomatoes to tuna mixture; toss well to combine. Sprinkle cheese evenly over cut sides of bread, and broil for 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Keep a close eye on your bread- it can get very burnt very quickly. Place 1 bread slice, cheese side up, on each of 4 plates, and divide tuna mixture evenly among bread slices. If you prefer hot tuna, add mixture to bread and broil for 20-30 seconds. 
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