OK, so the title might be an exaggeration. I do love tuna melts, always have. So does my son, he asks for them at least once a week. No, not my daughter, she wouldn’t eat a tuna melt if it was the last meal available!
He would ask for it more often if we could figure out a way to bring it to school for lunch; keeping it warm and intact, of course. Sadly, I thought I would have to give up this fantastic taste combination when I went gluten and grain free.
This summer I found a way to enjoy them, and it includes one of summers best treats (at least here in PA and NJ)…. tomatoes! It struck me, why can’t I put the tomato UNDER the tuna, instead of on top! Genius! (OK, I know there’s someone out there that has probably already thought of this, but let me pretend to be a genius, at least for this blog post).
One day after my in-laws dropped off some tomatoes fresh from their garden, I tried it, and oh how yummy it was! Simply place your dollop of tuna on top of a tomato slice, then top with Swiss cheese. I heat mine in the toaster oven set at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted.
If I ever had leftover bacon from breakfast I would put that under the cheese. But, as I’m sure you’ve experienced, there is never any leftover bacon after breakfast!
I”m getting hungry just thinking about it! But sadly since tomato season is over, I will have to wait until next summer to enjoy. If you are lucky enough to live in a climate that produces fresh tomatoes year round I am truly jealous. Please eat one for me!
What’s for dinner (or lunch) at your house?