Open-Face Tuna Melts

Just because greasy bread, gooey cheese and heavy mayo are no longer your thing doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a classic tuna melt! Ditch the diner version for this healthier alternative, made with sustainably caught, low-mercury tuna, Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise and vegan cheese, all piled atop whole grain bread and broiled “˜til golden brown and bubbly.

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Open-Face Tuna Melts

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 (5 oz.) cans tuna, drained
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, plus more for spreading
1 tsp. lime juice
Sea salt
 and  pepper, to taste
4 slices whole grain bread
1 large tomato, sliced
8 slices dairy-free cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil

Directions

1. Heat broiler, with rack in highest position. In a large bowl, combine tuna, yogurt, lime juice, salt and pepper; mix well.

2. Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Divide tuna salad evenly among slices, then, top each with tomato and cheese slices. Broil until cheese is golden brown and bubbling, approximately 5 minutes.

3. Top with fresh basil.

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of  TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how  Clean Eating  saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on  Facebook,  Twitter  and  Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!

About Amie Valpone

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food.

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