Mostly Veggie Tuna Melt
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Homestyle
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 can tuna, drained
  • 4 slices of whatever bread you like
  • 2 large celery stalks, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup fennel, finely chopped
  • 1 apple of your choice, cored and diced
  • 1 large dill pickle, diced
  • ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup dill, chopped
  • ½ tsp dill seeds
  • ½ cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup prepared mayo or full fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh fennel fronds for sprinkling
  1. Preheat the oven broiler and set the rack about 5 inches from heat source.
  2. Spread slices of bread on baking sheet and toast.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (with the exception of cheddar cheese) and toss until all ingredients are coated in mayo/greek yogurt.
  4. Distribute the tuna salad mixture on top of the toasted pieces of bread and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  5. Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt & pepper and garnish with fresh fennel fronds or dill.
Makes 4 open face sandwiches.
Remember to save the fennel fronds. They make a nice finishing touch to the tuna melts.
Recipe by The Peony Life at