I have been really into tuna sandwiches lately. I know that sounds weird, but they are seriously delicious. Tuna is also one of the cheapest things you can buy so I tend to stockpile it in my pantry. I like to spend time every week browsing around the Cooking Light website because they always have new themed slideshows. This week there was one about low-budget meals, and these tuna melts were included. It seemed like a really great way to dress up a tuna sandwich because I have been getting a little bit tired of the classic tuna/mayonnaise mixture.
I grow fonder of avocado every time I eat it. I started out hating it, then I only liked it in guacamole, then I liked it in salads, and now I love it on sandwiches. It is just one of those foods that really grows on you, and it seems to go with pretty much everything. I had never eaten it with tuna before, but now it’s just one more thing to add to the list of foods that are delicious with avocado. These tuna melts definitely meet the definition of a budget-friendly and tasty meal. I bookmarked at least 6 other recipes from that particular slideshow so I am excited to try them out, and you can look forward to more recipes that are good for people like me who have no money.
Tuna Melts with Avocado
2 1/2 Tbsps olive oil
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsps thinly sliced shallots
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 (6-oz) can solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
1 1/2 Tbsps lemon juice
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered (I just halved them because they are small)
1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese (I used slices)
2 (6-oz) pieces French bread, halved lengthwise and toasted
Preheat broiler to high.
Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well to coat (olive oil through tuna).
Place lemon juice in a small bowl. Peel, seed, and chop avocado. Add avocado to lemon juice and toss.
Add avocado mixture and tomatoes to tuna mixture; toss well to combine. Sprinkle cheese evenly over cut sides of bread.
Broil for 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Place 1 bread slice, cheese side up, on each of 4 plates. Divide the tuna mixture evenly among bread slices.