Healthier Tuna Salad or Tuna Melts

Healthier Tuna Salad or Tuna Melts

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  • 2 small or one large can(s) tuna fish, drained
  • 1/2 bell pepper, perhaps a bit more, any color or an equivalent amount of mixed, finely diced
  • 1/2 stalk finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • 2 to 3 ounces, 1/4 or a little more of a block of a good meltiy cheese, in 3/8″ cubes
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sweet or regular pickle relish, your choice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, sour cream or a mixture
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • pinch of celery seed
  • squeeze of lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, optional


Mix all ingredients together except parsley together. Taste and adjust the amount of mayonnaise and seasonings

Divide among buns or bread. Serve as open faced sandwiches, closed sandwiches or wraps. If serving as sandwiches may be served as is or broiled to heat through and melt the cheese.


  • If desired, remove some of the bread from the cut surface, creating a “boat” and the tuna salad will have a place to sit.
  • If broiling on firm rolls or bread like sourdough, French, Italian, toasting the bread before adding the tuna salad will help to keep it from getting soggy.

Keywords: Bargain Meal of the Week, Bell Peppers, Fish and Seafood, Green Onion, Main dish salad, Red onion, Salad, Sandwiches, Tuna, Tuna Salad.

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