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Mexican Tuna Melt

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
5-oz tuna cans
2
tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1
tomato, chopped
1/4
cup onion, chopped
1
serrano chile, chopped
Splash of lime juice
Salt, to taste
2
bolillo (bread rolls)
4
slices Monterrey jack, Oaxaca, or Asadero cheese

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can top with hot sauce, homemade salsa, or pico de gallo.

I grew up with a family who observed Lent with many meatless dishes. My mother always made great food and Lenten season was my favorite. Seafood, grains and lots of vegetables stood out at our dinner table. Now that I get to cook for my family, it's no different. A Mexican tuna melt is always part of my Lent menu because it's inexpensive, delicious and very quick to prepare. Don't overthink your Lent menu this year: simplify it with easy recipes such as this one. You don’t even need silverware!

Eliminate Serrano chiles for a kid-friendly option.

Directions

  • 1 In a medium mixing bowl, place tuna, cilantro, tomato, onion and Serrano chile. Add lime juice and salt. Mix well with a fork or spatula.
  • 2 Cut bolillos in half, lengthwise. Place tuna mixture on a slice of bread and top with cheese.
  • 3 Place in an oven toaster for approximately 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

I grew up with a family who observed Lent with many meatless dishes. My mother always made great food and Lenten season was my favorite. Seafood, grains and lots of vegetables stood out at our dinner table. Now that I get to cook for my family, it's no different. A Mexican tuna melt is always part of my Lent menu because it's inexpensive, delicious and very quick to prepare. Don't overthink your Lent menu this year: simplify it with easy recipes such as this one. You don’t even need silverware!

Rate and Comment

Ericka Sanchez Ericka Sanchez
September 28, 2015

I grew up with a family who observed Lent with many meatless dishes. My mother always made great food and Lenten season was my favorite. Seafood, grains and lots of vegetables stood out at our dinner table. Now that I get to cook for my family, it's no different. A Mexican tuna melt is always part of my Lent menu because it's inexpensive, delicious and very quick to prepare. Don't overthink your Lent menu this year: simplify it with easy recipes such as this one. You don’t even need silverware!