Open Faced Tuna Melt

Tuna MeltHi all!

Just a quick post to clue you in to one of my most favorite comfort foods.  Gaze upon the Open Faced Tuna Melt.

Now, for any of you reading this who happen to be my siblings, I realize you may think of this dish as unremarkable.  We did, after all, eat these with some regularity while growing up.  But sometimes it takes distance and time to really appreciate those things in your life that are surprisingly special.  I have always loved making these and my husband and kids love them just as much as I did.  I swear it is the cheese.  Somehow, things become extraordinary when you melt cheese on food, transforming a plain old tuna sandwich into a lunch worthy of a blue plate special at your neighborhood diner.  The addition of avocado to the already hearty healthy fish, whole grain bread, and fresh garden tomatoes make this a good for you lunch that takes very little time and still manages to somehow feel indulgent and fun.  Make no mistake.  The flavor will make you-or your siblings:)-feel special.

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Open Faced Tuna Melt
This serves three, but obviously you can adjust it to make as many as you need!

2 cans tuna packed in water, drained
1/4 c canola mayo, or to taste
black pepper
Mix the above three ingredients together in a small bowl, adding more mayo if you like it really creamy.  The pepper is important.  It makes such a huge difference so add as much as you like!  So now, build your melt!
Whole Grain Bread
Tuna Mixture
Sliced Avocado
Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced Cheddar, Colby, or Co-Jack
Place your melts in a toaster oven on broil, or broil on a sheet pan in the oven JUST UNTIL THE CHEESE MELTS!  Enjoy!