Tuna melts are one of my all time favorite comfort foods. It's like a grilled cheese, there is something about melted cheese and warmed bread that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Tuna melts are a great go to meal when you have no time and no fresh food in the fridge. I always have canned tuna, bread, and cheese in my kitchen. Tonight's recipe is a jazzed up version with a Mediterranean twist: garbanzos, capers, and green olives. I've made this open faced sandwich many times and it's absolutely delicious. To make it for dinner,
2 cans (6 ounces each) chunk light tuna packed in water, drained
1 can (15 1/2 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped green olives
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
1 loaf (8 ounces) Italian bread, split lengthwise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- Heat broiler.
- In a bowl, combine first eight ingredients (through mustard); season with salt and pepper.
- Lay bread, cut side up, on a broiler-proof baking sheet; top with tuna mixture.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan. Broil until golden, 2 to 4 minutes.
- Cut into pieces; serve.
Per serving: 414 calories; 10.8 grams fat; 31.1 grams protein; 46.1 grams carbohydrates; 4.6 grams fiber