This Mexican Tuna Melt is a new take on an old favorite, pairing Mexican flavors with healthy broccoli slaw, two types of gooey melted cheese and canned tuna for an easy, healthy and quick tuna melt meal. Weight Watchers friendly @ only 6 WW points on blue per serving. If you are looking for canned tuna recipes, this unique, quick and delicious recipe is for you!
Course entree, main
Keyword canned tuna recipe, mexican, tuna melt
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Author Terri Gilson
½340g/12oz bagbroccoli coleslawsee NOTES for using remaining ½ bag
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 ⅓ - ½ 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 tablespoon 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. * If it's really hot, melt the cheese in the microwave for 3-4 minutes.
Top with additional salsa and sour cream as garnish, if desired.
📖 VariationsCheese: if you don't have jack cheese, just use cheddar. I also use low-fat cheddar to lighten it up. You could also use a spicy cheese to add a zip to it.Bread: you can use buns or any type of breadColeslaw: you can use regular coleslaw instead of broccoli slawMicrowave it! (when it's really hot): During the summer I skip the oven and simply make these using the toaster and microwave. Depending on your microwave, wattage, you'll need to microwave these for 2-4 minutes, approximately. If you are using low-fat cheddar, as I do, it takes longer to melt than regular cheddar.💭 Top tipsToast the bread before you put the mixture on it and before it goes in the oven. This prevents it from getting soggy.Leftover Broccoli Slaw: You will have a ½ bag of broccoli slaw left, so why not try my Ukrainian Shortcut Borscht for a quick and easy weeknight meal?My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)