Gluten Free Tuna Melt

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.

Gluten Free Tuna Melt


Yield: Makes 2 sandwiches

Gluten Free Tuna Melt

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)


  1. Open and drain the tuna.
  2. With a fork, break up the tuna chunks and add your desired amount of mayonnaise. I use about 3 heaping measuring tablespoons.
  3. Add vinegar, celery, pepper and onion, if using; mix well.
  4. Place half the tuna on one slice of bread; add cheese and other vegetables, if using; close; and slice diagonally.
  5. 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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