Grilled Jalapeno Popper Tonnino Tuna Melt

25 min

Easy

3 serving

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 jars Tonnino Ventresca Tuna with Jalapeño
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 4 slices sourdough bread ½-inch thick slices
  • 2-4 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 4-8 slices havarti cheese or muenster

PREPARATION:

In a bowl, add a part of the drained tuna Ventresca, reserved oil, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, parsley, salt, and pepper. Gently stir to combine.

Lightly brush both sides of each slice of bread with oil. Grill until lightly charred, then remove from heat and let cool slightly.

With the grilled side facing up, spread ½-1 tablespoon of cream cheese over each slice. Divide tuna mixture on each slice of bread and spread. Top with 1-2 slices of cheese.

Return to the grill, close the lid and cook 2-3 minutes, until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted. Put the rest of the tuna belly on top, sprinkle with black pepper and serve immediately.