Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuna Melts

I have to be in a really specific frame of mind to enjoy something made with tuna.

When I was in university and weight-lifting, I did a tuna & rice cake diet, which, while it worked great, made me rather sick of tuna pretty quickly. My ex husband was a body builder and he practically lived on tuna, eating at least a tin a day. It would be pretty off-putting for my readership to learn the ways in which he ate the tuna, but let me just say that combined with my tuna overload in uni and his bizarre addiction to the stuff, I eat very little tuna nowadays.

But once in a while, I get a weird hankering, and last night one came upon me. I decided to make a tuna melt, and I totally enjoyed every bite.

1 tin tuna, drained
2 tbsp low-fat mayo
2 green onions, sliced
1 bagel, split (I used one of my homemade bagels, but you can use an English muffin if you'd like, or a bun, or a couple of slices of bread, or whatever)
1/2 cup grated mozzarella or cheddar

Do you really need instructions?!

I could totally have gone for some fries with this, but I instead had some roasted nugget potatoes. It was delish!


Captain Karen said...

I used to love tuna as a kid. Now? Not as much - I have it maybe twice a year. And I have never ever had a tuna melt. Is that weird?

Wandering Coyote said...

While I do understand your ho-humness towards tuna in general, I find it a bit strange that you've never enjoyed a tuna melt! I must say that mine was exceptional. Perhaps I'll have to make you one if I ever get to cook you dinner...

Meg said...

Never tried a tuna melt using a bagel! YUM!

tshsmom said...

Your tuna melt looks yummy! I usually take the lazy way and make a grilled cheese and tuna. I also like to add sliced tomatoes to my sandwich.


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