Recipe by GLORI B.
"This is a quick and easy twist to your average tuna melt, and it looks and tastes delicious."
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2 (6 ounce) cans
dill pickle relish
tomato, sliced into thin wedges
shredded Cheddar cheese
Just a couple of changes to a tuna melt, but its nice when someone writes it down. We use some "Finlandia Rye" pitas, there about 4" to 5" across, but the extra flavour and nutrition is great. Like many others, I now omit the salt, or I use a pinch of sea salt. My favourite change is to replace the tomato with red/yellow/orange bell pepper. Just cut the pepper into 1/2" strips, put about 4 on a pita, between the cheese and tuna. Bell peppers have three times the vitamin c of an orange.
This was tasty, but I didn't like the tomato in them. It made them too moist. I would also salt the tomatoes before putting them in - I like my tomatos with salt.
Very good and enough for two lunches actually even when you cut the recipe in half! I used "Barbie's Tuna Salad" from this site instead of the tuna salad with the recipe because one Tbsp. of mayo for a whole 6 ounce can of tuna just doesn't cut for me.
On a whim I tried this for a family visit today. Not only were there no left overs, but my 2 year old daughter loved it! A nice variation is to add two hardboiled eggs chopped. Very delicious recipe! The best part was how quick it is prepared...I was able to spend more time visiting than cooking. A+ in my book!
I've made something like this for a long time. Make the tuna the way you like it, then add some sunflower seeds and raisins (YES its GOOD!!), use the pita or very sourdough bread and then top with very sharp cheddar cheese....melt as directed! AWESOME!!!
I LOVE tuna, so this made a great lunch! I never thought of using pita bread and it was a really nice change. Unless you're a saltaholic, leave it out as the tuna has plenty by itself. I'm not crazy about relish in my tuna, so I omitted it but added some chopped red onion along with garlic and onion powders and black pepper. Thanks Glori!
I haven't made these for dinner but am trying to find new things for hubby to take to work since he works 12hrs and is on nights. He loved these. I mixed the tuna mixture and put it in a bowl in his lunch box with freezer squares to keep cold. I sent his cheese and pitas in seperate ziplock bags and he assembled at work then microwaved. He loved them. Put his diced tomatos on top after everthing was heated up. Thanks for the great post.
This recipe was so tasty and a snap to make. I didn't have any dill pickle relish, just sweet relish, and thought it still tasted quite good. Don't bother putting in the 1/4 tsp. salt, there is so much in the tuna and cheddar cheese already.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tuna Pita Melts
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 113
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