Tuna Pita Melts

Tuna Pita Melts


"This is a quick and easy twist to your average tuna melt, and it looks and tastes delicious."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 362 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 661 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the whole pita breads in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, relish, dill and salt. Spread an equal amount of the tuna mixture onto each of the pita breads. Arrange tomato wedges over the tuna, and sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese has melted.
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Just a couple of changes to a tuna melt, but its nice when someone writes it down. We use some "Finlandia Rye" pitas, there about 4" to 5" across, but the extra flavour and nutrition is great. Like many others, I now omit the salt, or I use a pinch of sea salt. My favourite change is to replace the tomato with red/yellow/orange bell pepper. Just cut the pepper into 1/2" strips, put about 4 on a pita, between the cheese and tuna. Bell peppers have three times the vitamin c of an orange.


Very good and enough for two lunches actually even when you cut the recipe in half! I used "Barbie's Tuna Salad" from this site instead of the tuna salad with the recipe because one Tbsp. of mayo for a whole 6 ounce can of tuna just doesn't cut for me.


On a whim I tried this for a family visit today. Not only were there no left overs, but my 2 year old daughter loved it! A nice variation is to add two hardboiled eggs chopped. Very delicious recipe! The best part was how quick it is prepared...I was able to spend more time visiting than cooking. A+ in my book!