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A sandwich topped with tuna filling, cheese slice and tomato slice
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5 from 5 votes

Tuna Melt

Creamy tuna filling with the perfect amount of crunch from celery!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 4 cans 5 oz tuna packed in water, drained
  • ¼ c. celery finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp red onion finely minced
  • 1 tsp flat-leaf parsley finely minced
  • ½ - ¾ c. mayonnaise add a little at a time **see notes
  • 1 tsp mustard dijon or stone ground
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Serving Ideas

  • 8 pieces Bread your favorite
  • 4 Cheese Slices your favorite
  • Butter for bread, to toast
  • 4 Tomato Slices


  • Drain and flake tuna, add to large bowl
  • Add celery, red onion, and parsley, stir to combine
  • Add mayonnaise, mustard and lemon juice and stir until well combined
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste

Serving Options

  • Bread: butter and toast in oven or in toaster to your desired darkness or you can leave the bread untoasted
  • Tuna Salad: add desired amount of tuna salad to toast
  • Cheese: Add cheeses slices and melt in oven or microwave
  • Tomato: thinly slice tomato and add to top of salad, or on bottom
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired
  • Serve open face or add another slice of toast for a sandwich


**Mayo - the amount will depend on how creamy you want your tuna salad


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg