Cheesy Tuna Melts with Olive Salsa

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Gourmet Tuna Melts with Spice Salsa
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⅓ cup Olives pitted
1 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin
2 tsp Lemon zest divided
2 tbsp Lemon juice fresh , divided
2 tbsp Parsley fresh chopped
1 tbsp Sunflower seeds roasted
¼ tsp Kosher Salt divided
¼ tsp Black pepper freshly ground, divided
¼ tsp Red pepper flakes crushed
1 (5-oz) Canned tuna solid white albacore in water, drained
2 tbsp Fresh dill chopped
2 tbsp Mayonnaise or plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1½ ounces Mozzarella low-moisture , grated
4 thick slices Bread Whole-grain

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Cheesy Tuna Melts with Olive Salsa


These Cheesy Tuna Melts with Olive Salsa are perfect for a kid’s afternoon playdate and elevate your cheesy sandwiches with a side of scrumptious olive salsa for the adults! Extra cheesy toasted sandwiches filled with albacore tuna, mayonnaise and mustard and a spicy olive salsa made from olives, lemon zest, lemon juice, roasted sunflower seeds and crushed red pepper flakes. Taste the gourmet! 

To make Cheesy Tuna Melts with Olive Salsa, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Cheesy Tuna Melts with Olive Salsa


Combine olive salsa mix


In a mixing bowl, combine ⅓ cup of pitted olives, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon of roasted sunflower seeds, and ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. Stir until everything is well mixed together. Set the salsa aside until serving.


Combine tuna mix


In a mixing bowl, mix 1 can of albacore tuna, 2 tablespoons of dill, 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of mustard and remaining 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and salt, and black pepper to taste until well combined.


Preheat broiler


Preheat the broiler to high.


Prepare sandwiches


On a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, place 2 slices of bread and evenly divide the tuna mix between the two then sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese, evenly over the top.




Place in the preheated broiler and cook for about 1-2 minutes until the cheese has melted.



Top toasts with the prepared olive salsa and serve!

Even your cheese toasts can get more exciting with this Cheesy Tuna Melts with Olive Salsa recipe and I suggest doubling up on the salsa because this one is really good! Let us know when you try our recipes and tag us online with our hashtag #cookmerecipes!

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Total Reviews: 9
Brenda Cristantiello

I love the zesty flavour in this tuna melts dish and so does the rest of my family, will be whipping this up again for easter.

Mollie Jutson

Brought this to work and everyone wanted to know what it was, super duper easy to make and extremely flavourful, would instantly recommend to anyone who loves tuna.

Saniya Belluomini

Yummy dish but I don't like having to go out and buy all those ingridents,especially the mozzarella. I'll be sticking to the Tuna salad from now on, good tasting recipe though.

Karissa Gilford

Cooked this yesterday and fell in love instantly,will be making more of this soon.

Mercy Abramson

This is one of my favorite side dishes to put on the table and easily the first side dish to be eaten up in less than 5 minutes!

Kailyn Correll

Made this and had some pasta along with it, super filling and has a great taste.

Cassie Guin

I don't even care about the long ingrident list,this is my all time favorite cheesy tuna meal!! I'm absolutely obsessed with it!

Estrella Peris

Can't get enough of this! I used black bread and it turned out FANTASTIC! The lemon juice was such a good idea.


Easy and delicious!

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