Tuna Melt Sandwich

Servings : 2 sandwiches

Creamy, buttery and cheesy! This is one fabulously satisfying sandwich. What’s even better is that it is so easy to put together!


  • 1 can tuna, drained (200 gm)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • pinch of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper powder
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 chopped red chilli
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tomato, sliced thin (optional)
  • 4 slices of bread (your choice)
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • butter for grilling


Add the mayo, finely chopped onion, coriander, chilli, sugar, salt, pepper and lemon juice to the drained tuna in a bowl. Mix it up, give it a taste and adjust to your preference. Then cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, heat 2 tsp. oil in a pan and sauté the sliced onions with a pinch of salt until golden brown.

Now time to put your tuna melt together. First, butter up the outer sides of your bread slices. This makes sure you have that lovely crisp and golden delicious crust.

Next, spread a generous amount of the tuna mixture on a slice of bread, then top with some of the fried onions and a couple of tomato slices. Place the cheese slice over it and cover with the second slice of bread to close up your sandwich. Repeat with the second sandwich.

Heat a pan and grill over medium heat. Not too hot or else your bread will burn before the cheese has time to melt properly. It takes about 2 minutes per side to get your tuna melt to that perfect stage.

Take the sandwich off the heat and place it on a rack to cool slightly – the cheese will continue melting a little more. Now slice each sandwich diagonally and serve!

Enjoy! 🙂

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