Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is our favorite tuna melt. The added greens and tarragon take this sandwich over the top! Give it a try!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the green onion, parsley, tarragon, lemon juice, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, black pepper, and mayonnaise in a medium sized bowl. Add the drained tuna, mixing with a fork to break up the flakes.
  2. Lay out four slices of bread. Divide the tuna mixture evenly onto the slices. Top each bread slice with tomato slices and grated cheese.
  3. Spread one side of the remaining four bread slices with butter.
  4. Place bread slices, buttered side up, on top of the cheese.
  5. Heat a large griddle, on medium heat.
  6. Place the sandwiches, buttered side down, onto the hot griddle. Gently spread butter on top of the bread slices.
  7. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until nicely browned on one side.
  8. Carefully turn them to the other side. Cook for another 3 minutes or so, until the second side is browned.
  9. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Herby and lemony and full of goodness! Delicious!

rosslare July 11, 2013

Outstanding! I really enjoy a good tuna melt, and this didn't disappoint. The tarragon and the Dijon made a perfect match and elevated this sandwich beyond five *****! Thnx for sharing your recipe, kittycatmom. Made for the French Forum's Herb/Spice of the Month tag game.

Darkhunter June 23, 2010

Darn all I can give this is 5 lousy stars and it sure deserves more than that. I made this a few weeks back for KK's Going Green Event before falling ill, and am so glad this was a dish I actually got to eat. I made this almost exactly per the recipe except that like Lauralie I used the tuna in the packets, have developed quite a taste for that, and on the sandwich added some radish sprouts I had extra of, and due to dietary restrictions didn't use any tomato. Tuna Melts are one of my favorite lunch items when I go to restaraunts and never thought to make it at home, but now that I have this recipe with its refreshing and flavorful ingredients I won't be ordering it out anymore. Thank you dear for a super sandwich.

Chabear01 April 27, 2010