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Pesto Tuna Melts

 Pesto Tuna Melts
A tangy Italian twist on tuna salad, this cheesy open-faced sandwich from Nancy Monroe of Statesville, North Carolina is a fuss-free standout. Pair it with a cup of hot soup or chips for a tasty lunch.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 2 slices Italian bread (1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 pouch (3 ounces) tuna
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices (1 ounce each) part-skim mozzarella cheese, halved


  • Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat
  • for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn and broil 2 minutes
  • longer or until golden brown.
  • Combine pesto and mayonnaise; spread over toasted bread. Top with
  • tomato, tuna, pepper and cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until
  • cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich (prepared with light water-packed tuna) equals 329 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 613 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.