Grilled Tuna Melts Recipe

Grilled tuna melts

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Grilled tuna melts are on of the ultimate comfort foods. These are ready in under 30 minutes - perfect for midweek



  • tuna 120g tin, drained
  • spring onions 2, finely chopped
  • celery 1 stick, very finely chopped
  • mayonnaise 2 tbsp
  • smoked paprika a pinch
  • chives finely chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • bloomer bread 4 slices
  • gherkins 2 large, sliced
  • emmenthal 4 slices
  • butter at room temperature
  • frozen peas 100g, defrosted
  • spring onions 2, chopped
  • white wine vinegar 1 tsp
  • olive oil
  • rocket a handful


  • Step 1

    To make the salad, mix the peas, onions, vinegar and 1 tbsp olive oil and season really well (don’t add the rocket at this point). Mix the tuna with the onions, celery, mayo, paprika, chives and season.

  • Step 2

    Spread the tuna over 2 slices of bread. Top with the pickle slices then the cheese. Put the other slice of bread on top and press together. Butter the top of the sandwich then flip butter-side down into a hot griddle or frying pan. Butter the top while the bottom cooks to golden, then flip and cook the other side until the cheese starts to melt.

  • Step 3

    Add the rocket to the salad then serve on the side with the melts.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 803
  • Carbs 38.2g
  • Protein 33.3g
  • Fat 56.2g
  • Salt 2.3g
  • Saturates 18.2g
  • Fibre 6g