Get out of your lunch routine with Ina Garten’s Ultimate Tuna Melt

If you fall into a weekday lunch lull and need a little inspiration, Ina Garten is here to remind us that sometimes a slight spin on a classic is enough to get the job done. You can opt for the traditional tuna sandwich, of course. But why not upgrade it with Ina’s Ultimate Tuna Melt? The mix can be made ahead so you can remix it on different breads for different days without too much time or effort.

For your tuna mixture, you will take a medium sized bowl and finely crumble the tuna using a fork. Ina recommends imported tuna in olive oil, but anything you have on hand will also work. Next, you’ll mix together your diced celery, minced green onions, minced fresh dill, and continue to stir in your ingredients until the mixture is frothy and completely combined. Then you will add your lemon juice, salt, pepper, mayonnaise and anchovy paste (if you choose to include it) and mix.

Now you will need to light your grill. Toast your bread in a toaster first to get that initial crispiness. Then take the slices and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Add desired amount of tuna mixture to each slice and spread thickly and evenly. Sprinkle your Swiss cheese on top to cover the tuna and put your sheet in the grill for one to two minutes, or until the cheese on top is browned and melted.

Broilers can be intense, so be sure to watch your fondues carefully. Add a few microgreens for a fresh garnish and serve hot. Click here for the full recipe.

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