Tarragon Tuna Melt

"This is our favorite tuna melt. The added greens and tarragon take this sandwich over the top! Give it a try!!!"
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
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  • 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.
  • Lay out four slices of bread. Divide the tuna mixture evenly onto the slices. Top each bread slice with tomato slices and grated cheese.
  • Spread one side of the remaining four bread slices with butter.
  • Place bread slices, buttered side up, on top of the cheese.
  • Heat a large griddle, on medium heat.
  • Place the sandwiches, buttered side down, onto the hot griddle. Gently spread butter on top of the bread slices.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes, or until nicely browned on one side.
  • Carefully turn them to the other side. Cook for another 3 minutes or so, until the second side is browned.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Amber
    Pretty tasty!
  2. rosslare
    Herby and lemony and full of goodness! Delicious!
  3. Darkhunter
    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.
  4. Chabear01
    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.
  5. lauralie41
    Wonderful tuna sandwich! I used the tuna in a pouch and loved the dressing. The tarragon and lemon juice add a nice fresh flavor. Had italian bread on hand and liked the white cheddar and tomato on the sandwich. This recipe is a definite keeper! Made and reviewed for KC's Recipe Tag Game.



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