Tex-Mex Tuna Melts

big flavor for a big sandwich
Tex-Mex Tuna Melts

Recipe Courtesy of Marge Perry and David Bonom

“Spice up your tuna melt with Bacon Ranch tuna pressed with jalapenos, pepperjack cheese and a creamy avocado!”

Find other recipes at their website A Sweet and Savory Life

4
Servings
54
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Sandwich

  • 4 (2.6 ounce)  Pouches of tuna, such as Starkist Kid's Tuna Creation Bacon Ranch
  • 1/3  Cup  plum tomato, diced
  • 1/4  Cup  white onion, finely chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cumin
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  oregano
  • 1  Tablespoon  jalapeno, chopped
  • 8 Slices  multi grain bread
  • 4  Teaspoons  unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 Slices  pepper jack cheese
  • Avocado

Directions

For the Sandwich

Combine the tuna, tomato, onion, cilantro, cumin, oregano and jalapeño pepper in a medium bowl.

Place four slices of bread on a work surface. Top each with the cheese, avocado and tuna mixture. Set the remaining slices of bread on the tuna. Brush the outside of each sandwich with the melted butter.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add 2 sandwiches, cover the pan and cook until lightly golden, 2 1/2-3 minutes. Turn over and cook until golden and the cheese has melted, about 2 1/2-3 minutes longer. Repeat with the remaining 2 sandwiches. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
1g
1%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
33µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
26µg
29%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
37mg
5%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
102mg
7%
Water
33g
1%