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Tuna Ciabatta Melts

Use any good crusty bread when compiling this tuna spread sandwich. Top with slices of crunchy cucumber or luscious tomato for extra freshness. —Barb Templin, Norwood, Minnesota
  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine the tuna, celery, cucumber, onion, mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper; mix well.
  • Place rolls on a baking sheet. Spread each half with tuna mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Broil 2-3 in. from the heat until cheese is melted, 2-4 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
2 open-faced sandwiches: 482 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 898mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.
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  • cynandtom
    Jan 4, 2021

    I followed recipe without changes and they were delicious! The tuna is equally delicious served cold on closed rolls as a Sammie!

  • Eliane
    Apr 15, 2018

    Delicious! One of my family favorites for Sunday evening.

  • climbergirl
    Apr 15, 2018

    I think this would be quite good as written. I made several modifications. I used canned salmon instead of tuna and yellow instead of red onion, because that's what I had. I also added a bit of horseradish to my husband's portion since he likes his food spicy. The second time we made it, we added a slice of tomato, which made it even better. We can a lot of salmon each year, so it's nice to have a variety of recipes to use it up. This one will definitely be added to the rotation.

  • Blessedtocook
    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.

  • veggiemama
    Jul 30, 2013

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  • pamdevone
    Aug 12, 2012

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