Spicy Tuna Melts

Instead of the traditional lemon and dill lineup, our tuna melt recipe takes a cue from Tex-Mex cuisine and employs some southern flavor with a little kick.
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Spicy Tuna Melts

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pouched low-sodium tuna or canned low-sodium water-packed tuna, drained
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp each chile powder and ground cumin
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices whole-grain bread, lightly toasted
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella-cheddar cheese blend

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, yogurt, celery, onions, lime juice, chile powder, cumin and cayenne. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Place bread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread tuna salad on each slice, dividing evenly. Top each with 1/4 cup cheese. Bake in oven for 4 to 6 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling and tuna is warm. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 melt
  • Calories: 237
  • Carbohydrate Content: 14 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 37 mg
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 390 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g