Spicy Tuna and Avocado Melts

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.

Yield: Serves: 2
Cost per Serving: $2.91
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Nutritional Information

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  • Calories: 516
  • Fat: 29g
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrate: 39g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 68mg
  • Sodium: 1745mg


  • 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


  1. 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. 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.
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