The tastiest tuna melt

    20 min

    These tasty tuna melts are so incredibly easy to make and even easier to fall in love with, so do give 'em a try!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tins of tuna, drained (approx 185g each)
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (English mustard can substitute, but consider using 1/2 tsp)
    • 4 hefty tablespoons of mayonnaise
    • 1 whole spring onion, finely diced
    • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, finely diced (plus extra for serving)
    • 1/2 small red pepper, finely diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • squeeze of fresh lemon juice, to taste (plus extra for serving)
    • salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
    • 100g to 150g Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 4 thick slices of bread
    • 4 teaspoons sour cream for topping (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large bowl, mix together your tuna, mustard and mayo. Then add your spring onion, parsley, red pepper, paprika, lemon Juice, salt and pepper and a sprinkle of the grated cheese. Mix, then cover and place to one side.
    2. Lightly toast your bread in a toaster, only until lightly golden. Turn on oven grill to High.
    3. Evenly spread the tuna mixture across the 4 slices of bread; top with the remaining grated cheese. Place on middle shelf, about 12cm from grill for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, an extra squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.


    Here in Australia, I used a loaf called 'Lawson's traditional bread' - beautifully thick and fluffy. A nice sourdough or even a muffin would work great. I used a couple tins of tuna in springwater and added my own seasonings. If you're using a pre-flavoured tuna then adapt your ingredients/seasoning to suit the flavour.

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