Toaster ovens are an ideal way to make a quick and easy meal. Open-faced tuna melts are one of the many wonderful meals that can be made in a toaster oven.
A lot of people like myself go to diners to get such meals. Now, with recipes like these, they can be made at home. Also, unlike the sandwiches made at diners, it is lower in fat and calories, and is good for those that are dieting or just want to watch what they eat.
It is very easy to make also. I am going to share this recipe because I think it will be a good and tasty appetizer, meal, or snack, all depending on the occasion it is needed and how many people are going to be served.
Also, to make this sandwich a complete, serve it with fruit and/or salad. The recipe is called an “Open Faced Tuna Provolone Melt”.
It takes ten minutes to prepare and it makes two sandwiches. These are the ingredients that are needed to make this dish and how to make it:
- One five ounce can of Prime Fillet Albacore Tuna in Water, drained and flaked
- Two teaspoons of lemon juice
- Two teaspoons of fresh dill (or ⅛ teaspoon of dried dill)
- Two tablespoons of light mayonnaise
- ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper
- Two tablespoons of chopped red onion
- Three tablespoons of chopped celery
- One whole wheat bagel, sliced in half lengthwise
- Four medium tomato slices, divided
- Two slices of Provolone Cheese, divided
In a tiny bowl, mix together lemon juice, dill, mayonnaise, and black pepper. Then put the tuna, onion, and celery. Stir them together until they are completely mixed. Cover each half of the bagel with half of the tuna mixture, two slices of tomato, and one of the pieces of the provolone cheese. Toast in a toaster oven or under the broiler until the cheese is melted and is starting to bubble on the edges.
I have not tried this recipe. However, it does sound like it would make a great snack or a quick meal for times when someone needs to eat a meal that is not a hamburger and fries or other non-healthy fast food meals. This meal has vegetables, protein, dairy products, and even some fruit juice that not only makes this meal not only healthy, but delicious and flavorful as well.
I look forward to eating in the future and sharing it with my family as well. I will definitely look forward to making it when I need a good and quick meal on days and/or nights when I do not have a lot of time to prepare and cook a meal. I hope that others will join me in enjoying this simple and tasty meal as well.