I have never had a tuna melt before, but decided I could make a gluten-free tuna melt without cheese! Of course, you can add cheese, if you desire. I wanted to add fish to my diet. I really do not like fish very much. I suppose there is a little child still left in me! Tuna melts are a great way to disguise the taste of fish, which may be a great way of getting kids to eat tuna that do not.
A flavorful, yummy tuna melt, made on gluten free bread.
- 1 small can (4.5 oz.) albacore tuna (I use Chicken of the Sea Very Low-Sodium Chunk White Albacore Tuna)
- 1/3 cup celery, chopped
- 3 heaping Tablespoons Mayonnaise (quantity desired)
- 2 teaspoons gluten-free vinegar (I use Heinz)
- Fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Yellow onion, chopped (optional)
- 2 slices cheese of your choice (optional)
- 2 slices tomato (optional)
- Sprouts (optional)
- Cucumber, peeled and sliced (optional)
- 4 slices Udi's Whole Grain Bread or White Sandwich Bread (I used Whole Grain)
- 1 Tablespoon butter (Use unsalted for low-sodium diets)
- Open and drain the tuna.
- With a fork, break up the tuna chunks and add your desired amount of mayonnaise. I use about 3 heaping measuring tablespoons.
- Add vinegar, celery, pepper and onion, if using; mix well.
- Place half the tuna on one slice of bread; add cheese and other vegetables, if using; close; and slice diagonally.
- Melt butter in a skillet or non-stick frying pan; fry on both sides until golden brown. When turning the sandwich, hold the top while flipping over. If using cheese, cover the pan and heat until cheese melts.
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