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Spicy Tuna and Avocado Melts

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: P.J. Mehaffey


Prep time 22 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Serves: 2
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.


  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper
  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 516
  • fat 29 g
  • satfat 9 g
  • protein 28 g
  • carbohydrate 39 g
  • fiber 10 g
  • cholesterol 68 mg
  • sodium 1745 mg

How to Make It

  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.