Low-Calorie Tuna Melt Recipe - Clean Eating Magazine

Tuna Veggie Melt

Stripping the fatty mayonnaise and indulgent cheeses from an old-school tuna melt doesn't mean destroying the taste. In fact, we consider our veggie-packed tuna salad and light Jarlsberg cheese a step up.
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low-cal tuna melt

Nutrients per serving (1/2 cup tuna salad, 1 slice tomato, 1 oz cheese, 2 oz bread): Calories: 340, Total Fat: 4.5 g, Sat. Fat: 2 g, Omega-3s: 260 mg, Omega-6s: 390 mg, Carbs: 31 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 7 g, Protein: 41 g, Sodium: 410 mg, Cholesterol: 35 mg

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  • 2Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz can or pouch unsalted tuna in water, drained
  • 3 tbsp celery, diced
  • 3 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp Golden Delicious apple, unpeeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 loaf fresh-baked whole-wheat bread (4 oz)
  • 2 thin slices tomato
  • 2 1-oz slices Jarlsberg Light or reduced-fat Swiss cheese

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together first 11 ingredients until well combined.
  2. Slice bread horizontally, making a top and bottom. Place both halves crust-side-down, divide tuna salad equally among halves and spread onto each. Top each with 1 slice tomato and 1 slice cheese.
  3. In an oven or toaster oven, broil topped bread halves on low for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup tuna salad, 1 slice tomato, 1 oz cheese, 2 oz bread
  • Calories: 340
  • Carbohydrate Content: 31 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 35 mg
  • Fat Content: 4.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 41 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 410 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7 g