Tuna Melt Recipe

Tuna Melt Recipe


  • 9 ounces canned tuna  drained 
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise  
  • 1/2 celery stalk, finely sliced 
  • 1/4 small ( 2 tablespoons) red onion, finely chopped 
  • 1/4 medium (about 2 inches long) cucumber, peeled, if desired, and finely diced 
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon 
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 
  • 1/2 baguette, cut crosswise into 2 portions, or 4 slices bread, such as sourdough or multigrain 
  • 4 slices tomato (optional)
  • 2 slices cheese of your choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).
  2. Using a fork, flake the tuna into a bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise, celery, onion, cucumber, and lemon juice and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix again. 
  3.  Cut the baguettes in half lengthwise and divide the tuna mixture between the bottom pieces. Place 2 slices tomato on each sandwich, if desired. Top with a cheese slice and the baguette lids, pressing down gently to settle the filling. 
  4.  Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet and bake for 5 to 7 minutes, until the sandwich is warmed through and the cheese begins to melt and turn ooey gooey. Alternatively, you can warm the sandwich in a griddle or sandwich maker. 
  5. Serve the sandwiches immediately, preferably with napkins galore.

Source – Leite’s Culinaria