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Tuna Melts with Avocado

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Hands-on time 11 mins
Total time 14 mins
Yield 4 servings
You can serve these with carrot and celery sticks and a bit of light ranch dressing on the side for dipping.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (6-ounce) can solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 (6-ounce) pieces French bread, halved lengthwise and toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 455
  • fat 19.7 g
  • satfat 3.9 g
  • monofat 10.6 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 20.1 g
  • carbohydrate 49.7 g
  • fiber 5.3 g
  • cholesterol 26 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 860 mg
  • calcium 140 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well to coat. Place juice in a small bowl. Peel, seed, and chop avocado. Add avocado to juice; toss. Add avocado mixture and tomatoes to tuna mixture; toss well to combine. Sprinkle cheese evenly over cut sides of bread, and broil for 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Place 1 bread slice, cheese side up, on each of 4 plates, and divide tuna mixture evenly among bread slices.

  3. Sustainable Choice: Solid white tuna is albacore, the most sustainable choice among varieties of tuna.