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Tuna Veggie Melt

A quick and satisfying meal that uses English muffins topped with melted cheddar cheese.
Plate of english muffins topped with a tuna mix and cheese.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Makes: 6 Muffin Halves
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 can (5 ounces) tuna in water, drained
¼ cup chopped celery (about 1 stalk)
1 green onion, sliced
½ cup grated carrot
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon pepper
3 whole-wheat English muffins
½ cup (2 ounces) grated cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Wash hands in soap and water.
  2. Rinse or scrub fresh vegetables under running water before preparing.
  3. In a small bowl, mix tuna, celery, onion, carrot, mayonnaise and pepper.
  4. Top each muffin half with tuna mixture and grated cheese.
  5. Broil until cheese melts, about 3 minutes
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours

Notes

  • No tuna? Use canned or cooked salmon or mackerel.

Comments

We loved adding more vegetables to a normal tuna melt for a quick and tasty lunch. I chopped the celery small and grated the carrot so that it mixed in easily. You could use any type of cheese you have on hand. 

Sherman Extension used this recipe as part of the Sherman School SKORE afterschool program fall 2019.  The youth, grades 1-5, had already made a basic grilled tuna sandwich a week prior.  This Tuna Veggie Melt was fun for the youth to prepare, as it involved a lot of chopping and cutting, but most of the children were not very happy to see so many vegetables mixed in with the tuna!  They grudgingly prepared the sandwiches but only a few, in the class of 10, were willing to actually try the sandwiches...which were pronounced "pretty good" by those brave enough to taste test.  This recipe might be more appreciated by teens or adults who want to incorporate more veggies into their meals.

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