Mexican Tuna Melt | #tunamelt -

Two Cheese Tuna Mexi- Melts

This new take on an old favourite pairs Mexican flavours with healthy broccoli slaw, two types of gooey melted cheese and canned tuna for an easy, healthy and quick weeknight dinner with only 6 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving. If you are looking for canned tuna recipes, this unique, quick and delicious recipe is for you!
Course entree, main
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword canned tuna recipe, tuna melt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 185kcal
Author Terri Gilson


  • 1/2 340g/12oz bag broccoli coleslaw see NOTES for using remaining 1/2 bag
  • 1/2 cup sharp/old cheddar cheese light or regular
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 170g can tuna
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp crushed or pureed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice can substitute concentrated
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp jalapenos I use tamed jalapenos, chopped
  • 3 taco shells crushed
  • 1/3 cup canned, sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 4 tbsp salsa
  • 4 pieces of rye bread

Garnish: additional salsa and sour cream


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9X13 cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray
    • In a small bowl, mix garlic, lime juice,mayo and agave together with a whisk.
    • Mix tuna, broccoli slaw, green onion, jalapenos, cilantro, black olives and salt together in a large, separate bowl.
    • Pour mayonnaise mixture over broccoli coleslaw/tuna mixture and mix well.
    • Toast bread (to prevent sogginess)
    • Top toast with about 1/3 - 1/2 cup broccoli/tuna mixture (however much you can fit on)
    • Soften taco shells in microwave for 20 seconds then crush. Spread crushed shells over tuna melts, dividing shells between all 4 melts
    • Spread 1 tbsp of salsa on each melt over crushed taco shells.
    • Top with both cheeses, dividing between all 4 melts,
    • Melt in oven for 8 minutes, then turn up to broil for about 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
    • Top with additional salsa and sour cream as garnish, if desired.


    NOTE: You will have a 1/2 bag of broccoli slaw left, so why not try my Ukrainian Shortcut Borscht for a quick and easy weeknight meal?
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    Nutrition Facts
    Two Cheese Tuna Mexi- Melts
    Amount Per Serving (1 tuna melt)
    Calories 185 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 4g25%
    Cholesterol 17mg6%
    Sodium 889mg39%
    Potassium 119mg3%
    Carbohydrates 11g4%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 8g16%
    Vitamin A 370IU7%
    Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
    Calcium 188mg19%
    Iron 0.5mg3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


    Serving: 1tuna melt | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 0.5mg