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Tuna Artichoke Melts

 Tuna Artichoke Melts
After sampling a similar open-faced sandwich at a restaurant, I created a lovely lemon-seasoned tuna salad with artichoke hearts. Serve it on the patio for lunch with a friend.—Evelyn Basinger, Linville, Virginia
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted


  • In a small bowl, combine the tuna, artichokes, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup
  • cheese, lemon-pepper and oregano. Spread over English muffin halves.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes
  • or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; broil 1-2
  • minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 335 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 989 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.