Classic Tuna Melt

Sustainable Pacific albacore, heirloom tomatoes, purple onions, celery, homemade mayonnaise and local pepper-jack cheese on toasted wild-yeast sourdough English muffins..

Classic Tuna Melt

Classic Tuna Melt

For the Tuna Salad

1 5.3 oz can hook-and-line-caught Pacific NW albacore tuna
2 tablespoons homemade mayonnaise
1/4 cup thinly-sliced celery
1/4 cup finely-diced purple onion
1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
sliced heirloom tomato
fresh chives
salt & pepper
sourdough English muffins
pepper-jack cheese

Split and toast sourdough English muffins. Place slices of pepper-jack cheese on top of the muffins, then add a thick slice of ripe tomato The cheese on the bottom will prevent the tomato from making the sandwich soggy.

Mound tuna salad on top of the tomato and compact into place.Β  Top with additional cheese slices and bake in a 450 degree oven until the cheese is bubbly.Β  Top with snipped chives and serve immediately.

19 thoughts on “Classic Tuna Melt

  1. I just stumbled upon your blog. Great post. Your photo is way too good to come from just a ‘cheap camera.’ I love a classic tuna melt and I imagine the quality of ingredients you use (including the wild yeast sour dough) must really lift this over the top. From reading your bio it sounds like we have similar cooking philosophies.

    • Thanks a lot, Kelly!

      It really is just a Kodak point-and-shoot digital camera, but you’re absolutely right about quality ingredients turning the mundane into the sublime πŸ™‚

  2. I am SO sad, because I’m pretty sure heirloom tomatoes (all tomatoes) are done here in IN. πŸ™ I wish I had this recipe a few weeks ago! We did enjoy a wonderful bacon, tomato, avacado melt with our very last one though.

    On a positive note, we got green tomatoes in our last CSA box, so fried green tomatoes are on the menu this week.

    This tuna melt looks fabulous, and I may have to do it anyway, with tomatoes purchased from a local service.

  3. Now this is a new twist on the Tuna Melt Buns I grew up with.
    Will give a try soon. Still working to perfect my wild yeast sour dough breads.
    Sour dough definitely is challenging! Our garden is down to just sweet potatoes to harvest. Expecting a hard freeze this coming Friday. Time to till under and ready it for winter and next spring.

  4. I just found your blog and I love the recipes you are posting. Have you considered adding a print function to make them into a printable format?

    I am having tuna melts tomorrow evening for sure πŸ™‚ They look gooooood.

  5. Ren – here is a direct link to the sociable links that Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS told me she had…..….this one you can pick and choose which you want on your site and it has print function / email function along with a long list of sociable networks – twitter, stumble upon, etc.. – nice to be able to have only the ones you want and not that long long drop down list of dozens ( of which yours does have a print option in it ).

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