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Tuna Salad Melt

Photo: Johnny Autry
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Solid white tuna is albacore, the most sustainable choice among varieties of tuna.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) can solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 (1-ounce) slices multigrain bread
  • 1 1/2 ounces shredded Swiss cheese (about 1/3 cup)
  • 12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 1 cup baby spinach

Nutrition Information

  • calories 231
  • fat 11.1 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 2.9 g
  • polyfat 3.8 g
  • protein 15.2 g
  • carbohydrate 18 g
  • fiber 3.9 g
  • cholesterol 21 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 500 mg
  • calcium 94 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Combine first 11 ingredients in a medium bowl; toss gently to coat.

  3. Top bread evenly with cheese; broil 4 minutes or until bubbly. Arrange 2 tomato slices and about 1/3 cup tuna mixture over each bread slice. Top sandwiches evenly with spinach.

Cook's Notes

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