NEW RECIPE ALERT!
I’ve mainly been posting my recipes on my Instagram feed, but I think it’s time to start sharing the love again on here. Plus, I can begin to compile all of my recipes in one, easy-to-navigate space.
So, without further ado, here is the recipe for these incredible Roasted Red Pepper Tuna Melts JP and I had for dinner last night. I typically use him as my unofficial taste-tester and food critic, and he claims that nothing needs to be changed to perfect this recipe. You can be the judge of that bold statement though. 😉
Roasted Red Pepper Tuna Melts
Prep time: 5-10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes
Yields: 3 sandwiches
- Bread (I used homemade sourdough, but pick up any kind you like!)
- 2 red peppers
- 3 4oz. cans tuna (we used white albacore in water) or you can do 1 16 oz can.
- 1/4 cup organic mayo (you can sub reduced-fat mayo, vegan mayo, or even low-sugar Greek yogurt) I do recommend mayo for the taste factor though, at least splitting half mayo/half yogs.
- 1 Tbsp Seasoning Salt (got ours from TJs)
- 1/2 medium red onion
- 1 jalapeño (can use green pepper or green onion if sensitive)
- cheese of your choosing (we used pepperjack and JP also had cheddar, but havarti or Swiss work too!)
- OPTIONAL toppings/condiments: pickles OR the Dill Pickle Hummus from Trader Joe’s as a spread *drool*, arugula, hot sauce, sriracha
- Preheat oven to 425F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Slice red peppers into strips. Toss in 1-2 tsp olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.
- Roast for 20 minutes on each side- 40 minutes total.
- In the meantime, make your tuna mixture. Drain the tuna cans well. Add the tuna to a large bowl.
- Finely chop the red onion and jalapeño. Add to tuna. Measure and add seasoning salt and mayo. Mix until combined.
- Assemble sandwiches! I used 2 slices of pepper jack cheese on the bottom slice (added 1 cheddar slice for JP). Then added about 1/3 cup (maybe a little more) of the tuna mix.
- Transfer the red pepper strips on top of the tuna. Place top piece of bread.
- Toast for 5 minutes in the oven, still at 425F.
- Let cool and add any other cold toppings you would like. I HIGHLY recommend the Dill Pickle Hummus if you like pickles.
That’s it! A pretty easy recipe for a fun dinner. Please leave comments if you try this out so I know what you think. 🙂 Happy eating!