Low Carb Cheesy Tuna Melt
It's been so long since I have had a tuna melt. After going to the coast this past week, I saw on a menu at one of my favorite restaurants a tuna melt that looked amazing. Unfortunately, the sandwich has a lot of ingredients that I couldn't have. Soooo...I decided that when I got home I would recreate this sandwich and make it lower in carbs. What I came up with was a cheesy tuna melt with a nice crunch from the addition of toasted slivered almonds and buttery toasted bread. The fresh dill and tarragon really bring out the flavors of the tuna and pai well with the melted cheese. I know you are going to love this sandwich as much as we do! Enjoy!
For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
2 cans of solid white tuna
2 tbsp of mayonnaise, adjust to taste
2 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped
2 tbsp toasted slivered almonds
1/4 cup celery, finely diced
1 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped (you can use dried as well)
1/2 tsp Monk Fruit sweetener
1/4 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp tarragon, dried
2 slices of bread of your choice, I use Franz Keto White Bread
1. Boil two eggs, cool, and chop. While eggs are boiling, lightly toast your slivered almonds for a few minutes in your oven. Keep a close eye on them as they go from toasted to dark brown quickly.
2. Wash celery and finely dice. Wash dill and finely chop.
3. Drain tuna and add to a mixing bowl. Add eggs, celery, dill, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, Monk Fruit sweetener, salt and pepper, paprika, and tarragon.
4. Mix well and adjust salt, pepper, and Monk Fruit sweetener to taste.
5. Butter both sides of bread and place on piece on a buttered pan over medium heat.
6. Place 3 tbsp on tuna salad on first piece of bread in pan, add grated cheese, and top with last piece of bread.
7. Grill for 5 minutes or until bottom of bread is golden brown. Carefully flip with a large spatula.
8. Grill for another 5 minutes or until bottom of bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.
9. Remove from heat, cut in half, and enjoy!