I got this recipe when I was working at a restaurant, when I was a teenager, that is no longer in business. I like the tuna salad in it because it is a little different then most. And this sandwich is just a little different then most. I serve this with small relish tray of olives, pickles or cucumbers, green onions, pickled beets, pickled okra, and sliced tomatoes. Plus a salad of some sort, like a corn salad or pasta salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 tuna melts
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Combine tuna, mayonnaise, celery, green onions, carrots, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and mustard in a bowl; mix until well combined.

  • Brush melted butter on one side of each bread slice. Top an unbuttered side with a slice of cheese, some tuna salad, another slice of cheese, and another slice of bread, buttered side facing up. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Transfer sandwiches to the prepared baking sheet.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Once in a while I'll use wheat pita instead of sourdough bread.

You can cook these sandwiches on a grill, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

778 calories; protein 34.6g; carbohydrates 34.3g; fat 56.2g; cholesterol 169.7mg; sodium 839.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2020
This is by far the best tuna salad I have ever had. There is one thing that didn't work but I'm not going to knock off a star for it because the tuna mix itself is that good. The bottom side of the melt never gets toasted and you are left with a soggy piece of buttered bread. I will toast the bottom and flip it over before assembling the rest next time. I ate the leftover tuna mix without any bread the next day and I actually preferred it that way. Hands down the best tuna salad out there! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2020
This is by far the best tuna salad I have ever had. There is one thing that didn't work but I'm not going to knock off a star for it because the tuna mix itself is that good. The bottom side of the melt never gets toasted and you are left with a soggy piece of buttered bread. I will toast the bottom and flip it over before assembling the rest next time. I ate the leftover tuna mix without any bread the next day and I actually preferred it that way. Hands down the best tuna salad out there! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2020
Yummy! Only change is heat sandwiches in oven to make sure warmed thru. Then add cheese and put under broiler till melted Read More
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