Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tomato Tuna Melts

 

 

 

Since I am always looking for ways to eat a low carb lunch, but still have variety and flavor in my diet, I was happy to see this recipe pop up on the Skinnytaste Instagram account. I love a good tuna fish sandwich, but do not love the carbs in the bread that comes with it and try to limit the amount of sandwiches I eat at lunchtime. What a great idea for the healthy tomato to become the vessel for the tuna.

I did make a few changes to the recipe to both suit my taste and to use what ingredients I had on hand.

First, I did not have any celery in the fridge, so I used chopped pickles instead. I love pickles in tuna fish, but may try celery the next time for a little more fresh flavor and crunch. Also, I did not add the vinegar since I used pickles, but probably wouldn't have added it anyway. Finally, the last change is totally a matter of taste, but I like a softer, partially cooked tomato, so instead of broiling for 2 minutes, I baked the tuna and cheese topped tomatoes for 10 -12 minutes at 400 degrees. This melted the cheese, but also warmed the tuna and the tomato. So simple, but so good. Enjoy!

Happy Thursday!

 

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8 comments:

  1. This looks totally yummy. I just picked some tomatoes and have some tuna...I know what I am having for lunch!

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    1. It's so obvious, but I'm glad I now have this lunch option.

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  2. That looks delicious, thanks for the idea. I try to avoid sandwiches, too. x

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  3. Well, that makes me hungry! YUM! Have a blessed day dear Vicki, HUGS!

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  4. These look delish. No, we never have celery, do we? Me either. But the dill sounds great!

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  5. Came to your blog from merediths! I love it. Best of wedding luck and joy in the days ahead. My adult children are not married yet so I have no experience! I am always counting carb and weight watcher points . IM interested in breadless meals. I LOVE BREAD. My hubby likes tuna so he'd like your pickle tuna!

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