Avocado Tuna Melts



Avocado Tuna Melt is the perfect after school snack for the kids, or simply a quick and easy lunch for the Tuna lovers among us!

Tuna and avocado really is one of my all time favourite combinations, its literally making me weak at the knees just thinking about it. But stick it on a bagel? With some fresh tomato and cheese?? Im done.

But in the bigger picture, the thing I truly love about working with a simple can of tuna is its versatility.

Its so easy to fall into the trap of mixing up some tuna mayo, sticking it in some pasta or bread and be done with it. I mean dont get me wrong, thats certainly not the worst thing Ive heard of doing, but tuna offers itself to so many other beautiful flavours.

One thing I love to do for a quick lunch is grab a couple cans of tuna and whip up an avocado tuna melt or 2& Or 4.

Because seriously its way too easy not to!

Avocado Tuna Melt Ingredients

  • Bagel/Bread
  • Tuna
  • Mayo
  • Cheese
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Green Onion
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Lemon Juice

How to make a Tuna Avocado Melt

  1. Grab yourself a couple cans of tuna and mix in with the fillings and seasoning. Place to one side.
  2. Get an avo and a couple tomatoes and slice them up. Arrange in a circular motion on a toasted bagel. Season and give a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  3. Top with the tuna and finish with some cheese andpop under the grill until golden and bubbly. Finish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice!

Easy right? 10000x times better than a boring avocado and tuna sandwich!

Not just a pretty face, these avocado tuna melts are actually packed with flavour. I love a subtle punch of garlic with a nice twang from the cayenne pepper and dijon mustard. A fresh blast of parsley with a good squeeze of lemon juice, all wrapped in some creamy mayo, topped with some ooey gooey cheese. Now thats my kinda lunch.

Could you just finely chop the tomato and avocado as well? The simple answer yes. But I feel its more of a textural treat to keep them sliced. Besides, look how pretty they are!

And kids love them. A nice way to sneak in some veggies and serve a nice hearty after school treat.

What bread to use for a Tuna Melt?

Personally I love a bagel, not just for their taste but also because it helps create that perfect circle of joy. However do go ahead and usual regular bread if thats what your tastebuds are calling for. I advice going for a thick slice in comparison to a thin, flimsy slice.

What Cheese to use for a Tuna Melt?

I recommend a sharp cheddar cheese. The cheese is one of the hero ingredients of a tuna melt so I nice strong cheddar will let it shine. But whatever you fancy, just make sure its a cheese with a low melting point so you get a nice cheesy tuna melt. Mozzarella also works well if you want a more subtle flavour.

What to serve with an Avocado Tuna Melt?

For me its always gotta be some Sweet Potato Fries. But a nice side salad will also work great

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How to make an Avocado Tuna Melt (Full Recipe & Video)

Avocado Tuna Melt Bagels

'Avocado Tuna Melt is the perfect after school snack for the kids, or simply a quick and easy lunch for the Tuna lovers among us!'
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Course: Brunch / Lunch
Cuisine: Original / Quick Meal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Chris Collins

Ingredients (check list):

  • 2 Bagels
  • 2 cans Tuna, drained (approx 185g each)
  • 2 Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Avocado,sliced
  • 2 hefty tbsp Mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Green Onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 pinches Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Lemon Juice, to taste
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, combine your Tuna, Mayo, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Garlic, Seasoning, Cayenne Pepper and Lemon Juice. Place to one side.
  • Half, destone and slice your Avocado into evenly sized strips (8 strips per half). Half your Tomatoes and slice to similar thickness. You should end up with 16 slices of Avocado and 16 slices of Tomato.
  • Evenly slice your bagels in half and toast either under the grill or in toaster.
  • Assemble by placing a a slice of Avocado on the bagel, then a Tomato slice and repeat in a circular pattern. 4 slices of each should cover the surface.
  • Sprinkle a little Salt and Pepper and drizzle a bit of Olive Oil. Top with Tuna then finish with Cheese.
  • Grill unto golden and bubbly on top. Serve with an extra squeeze of Lemon Juice and a sprinkle of Parsley.

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) If you don't have bagels then a thick slice of toast will work just as perfectly!

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Tuna Melt Bagels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.05g32%
Saturated Fat 7.104g36%
Trans Fat 0.335g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.031g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.571g
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 667mg28%
Potassium 543mg16%
Carbohydrates 30.85g10%
Fiber 5.7g23%
Sugar 4.37g5%
Protein 29.13g58%
Vitamin A 1500IU30%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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For another recipe portraying the beauty of avocado and seafood, why not try mySweet Chilli Prawns with Avocado and Mango Salad.

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