Low Carb Tuna Melt

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Amy Duchesne

I got this recipe from my aunt who found it I believe on lowcarbfriends.com. She had started Atkins and has lost 93 pounds so far...well, I just started Atkins and found this recipe to be one of my favorite quick meals.... and I didn't like tuna that much before!

Top Review by LisaJo Borchers

Terrific!!! I've made it twice so far. I added dry mustard to the tuna mixture and to the mushroom saute. I sliced the mushrooms in the food processor ahead of time.Pecans are incredible in the mushroom saute. I can see how this can be very versatile. My husband Dan, really like this. Thanks!!! LisaJo

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix the can of tuna with mayonnaise, salt and pepper and any other herbs or seasonings you`d like to add, walnuts taste good in it too- Be creative and have fun with it.
  2. Put tuna mixture aside.
  3. Cut a slice of your tomato and set aside.
  4. Over medium- low heat, sauté the sliced mushrooms in olive oil until slightly crisp- I sometimes add left over chicken or a slice or 2 of bacon to the sauté for variety.
  5. Once the mushrooms are sautéed arrange them into a tidy little circle and place the tuna and mayo mixture very carefully onto the center of the mushroom platform- If you haven`t realized by now-- the mushrooms replace your bread.
  6. Then place the tomato slice on top of the tuna and mayo, top it all off with cheese, reduce heat slightly, and cover for 1 minute or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Carefully, with the aid of a flexible spatula, slide the tuna melt onto your plate- or a leaf of lettuce on your plate and enjoy.
  8. Only 3 and a half carbs for the whole meal-- and it`s filling.
  9. You can use other types of cheese and mushrooms or even more tomato, but take the carbs into account- some cheeses are higher than others and the same for veggies too.

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