Tuna Melt Sandwich


A sandwich with homemade classic tuna salad, freshly grated mild cheddar cheese, fresh salad and tomatoes. Ready in 15 minutes, recipe for 2 people.

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Tuna melt sandwich
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-04-04, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 15 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 08-03-2021

15 minutes 2 people Lunch
Tuna melt sandwich


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  • (Homemade) tuna salad
    • Click to see our recipe for a classic tuna salad.
    • 1 can of white tuna packed with water
    • 1 stalk celery
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 small red onion
    • 2 dill pickles or sweet gherkins
    • 1/2 clove garlic
    • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
    • salt and pepper
  • Bread to toast, we used whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • Large handful of grated fresh mild cheddar cheese
  • Curly lettuce
  • 1 ripe red tomato
  • Note: other ingredients pictured below are for the classic tuna salad recipe.
Tuna melt sandwich ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Can opener (optional)
  • Large bowl
  • Silicone spatula
  • Chef's knife + cutting board
  • Oven with grill option
  • Salad dryer (optional)

Tuna Melt Sandwich

15 minutes 2 people Lunch

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Start by making the classic tuna salad (recipe here), this takes about 10 minutes. Roughly grate about a large handful of fresh mild cheddar cheese. Wash and cut one ripe red tomato into slices.

Wash the curly lettuce, dry using a salad dryer and shred into large pieces. Grab a piece of bread, add a few spoonfuls of classic tuna salad on top along with 2-3 slices of tomato.

Add a large handful of roughly grated mild cheddar cheese. Repeat this step for another piece of bread.  

Tuna melt sandwich
Tuna melt sandwich

Finishing up the tuna melt sandwich -- 5 minutes

Place both pieces of toast (with cheese on top) onto your baking tray or rack. Grill for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted nicely. This is virtually the same method as subway does, by the way.

After grilling, add lettuce on one side and put the other side on top of it. Optionally drizzle some good quality olive oil on top. Eat while hot, enjoy! 

Classic tuna salad
Classic tuna salad

Classic tuna salad In case you've missed it: Grab the recipe for fresh tuna salad here

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