Tuna Ciabatta Melts Recipe
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Tuna Ciabatta Melts Recipe

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Any good crusty bread can be used as the backbone for this delish tuna spread. Top with slices of crunchy cucumber for extra freshness. —Barb Templin, Norwood, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pouch (11 ounces) light tuna in water
  • 1/3 cup each finely chopped celery, cucumber and red onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 open-faced sandwiches equals 482 calories, 29 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 898 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the tuna, celery, cucumber, onion, mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper; mix well.
  2. Place rolls on a baking sheet. Spread each half with tuna mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Broil 2-3 in. from the heat for 2-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tuna Ciabatta Melts in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p47

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"Recipe idea is excellent. I was looking for a ciabatta recipe that was broiled and found this one. The idea to put tuna on it was good. I modified using what I had and omitted mayonnaise as I don't like it. Chopped radish and green pepper were used instead of celery, cucumber, & onion. And orange juice in place of lemon. I also used mozzarella cheese and only about 1 tbsp. per sandwich half, which made it healthier, as did leaving out mayo."

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"I liked this tuna melt, the cucumber made it really refreshing and the cheddar was really good on the sandwich."

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