‘an Avocado Tuna Melt is the perfect after school snack for the kids, or a quick and easy lunch for the Tuna lovers among us!’ – Hungry now? Jump to Recipe
Tuna and avocado really is one of my all time favourite combinations. It’s literally making me weak at the knees just thinking about it. But stick it on a bagel? With some fresh tomato and cheese?? I’m done. But in the bigger picture, the thing I truly love about working with a simple can of tuna is it’s versatility.
It’s so easy to fall into the trap of mixing up some tuna mayo, sticking it in some pasta or bread and be done with it. I mean don’t get me wrong, that’s certainly not the worst thing I’ve heard of doing, but tuna offers itself to so many other beautiful flavours.
One thing I love to do for a quick lunch is grab a couple cans of tuna and whip up an avocado tuna melt or 2… Or 4.
Not just a pretty face, these avocado tuna melts are actually packed with flavour. I love a subtle punch of garlic with a nice twang from the cayenne pepper and dijon mustard. A fresh blast of parsley with a good squeeze of lemon juice, all wrapped in some creamy mayo, topped with some ooey gooey cheddar cheese. Yum!
Could you just finely chop the tomato and avocado as well? The simple answer – yes. But I feel it’s more of a textural treat to keep them sliced. Besides, look how pretty they are!And kids love them. A nice way to sneak in some veggies and serve a nice hearty after school treat.
For me, I love these for a quick, simple and flavoursome lunch when the tuna craving hits.
All in all this recipe super fun, flavoursome and incredibly moreish. The recipe below will serve 4, but feel free to bulk make and double the tuna mix in preparation for your next tuna craving!
Let me know how you get on folks and I’ll catch you on the next post!
'an Avocado Tuna Melt is the perfect after school snack for the kids, or a quick and easy lunch for the Tuna lovers among us!'
- 2 Bagels
- 2 cans Tuna, drained (approx 185g each)
- 2 Tomatoes, sliced
- 1 Avocado,sliced
- 2 hefty tbsp Mayo
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 Green Onion, finely diced
- 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely diced
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 4 pinches Cheddar Cheese, grated
- Lemon Juice, to taste
- Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
In a bowl, combine your Tuna, Mayo, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Garlic, Seasoning, Cayenne Pepper and Lemon Juice. Place to one side.
Half, destone and slice your Avocado into evenly sized strips. After, slice your Tomato into circles with similar thickness and half them. Place to one side.
Evenly slice your bagels in half. Toast either under the grill or in toaster for about 3/4 of the time you usually would, until just crispy. They will finish cooking later.
Assemble by placing a Tomato slice, spread with around 1 tsp Tuna, then Avocado and Tuna again. Repeat in a circular format.
Top with Cheese and broil until gooey yet crispy on top.
For another recipe portraying the beauty of avocado and seafood, why not try my Sweet Chilli Prawns with Avocado and Mango Salad.
Cheers guys, this has been ‘ Avocado Tuna Melt ’ Comment, share, do whatever you fancy but for crying out loud don’t go bacon my heart. See you next time 🙂