Spicy Tuna and Avocado Melts

Spicy Tuna and Avocado MeltsRecipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: P.J. Mehaffey


Spicy Tuna and Avocado Melts is a delicious take on a traditional tuna melt. This quick sandwich is easy to make for lunch or serve the whole family for dinner.


Serves: 2

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Recipe Time

Prep: 22 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 516
Fat 29 g
Satfat 9 g
Protein 28 g
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fiber 10 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Sodium 1745 mg


1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon finely chopped pickled jalapeños
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 5-oz. can tuna packed in water, drained
1 small avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
2 whole-wheat English muffins, split
4 slices tomato
4 slices American cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, jalapeños, lime juice and salt in a small bowl. Season with pepper. Combine tuna and avocado in a medium bowl. Gently fold mayonnaise mixture into tuna mixture.

2. Arrange English muffins in a single layer on a baking sheet. Top each muffin half with 1/4 of tuna mixture, 1 slice of tomato and 1 slice of cheese. Bake until cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.