Tomato & Basil Tuna Melts

"This is a tasty & satisfying lunch. Much to my amazement was even able to get my 19 month old daughter to give this a go."
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  • Drizzle oil over cut surface of foccacia and grill until golden.
  • Combine capsicum or tomato with cheese & parsley.
  • Turn foccacia over & top with tuna and cheese mixture, grill until golden.

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  1. I made these the other day for lunch and we found them a little dry,despite all the cheese. Most likely will not make it again,but thank you very much for posting.
  2. This made a wonderful light but very filling quick dinner. I had to use pink salmon and tasty cheese, I brushed the rolls with garlic infused oil and followed as directed. Thank you Mandy from Oz for a keeper.
  3. These are great! I couldn't find the tomato-basil flavored tuna, so I just used fresh basil and tomatoes, chopped. Both DH and DD loved this. DH had half of his eaten before I even got to mine! :)
  4. Two servings? Yeah right! Like I'm gonna share :) This was very tasty and made a terrific lunch. I toasted a slice of Ancient Grains bread, topped with the tuna, and a chopped plum tomato. Salt, a generous amount of fresh ground pepper and topped with the mozzarella. Broiled in the toaster oven, and lunch was ready. I'm going to do this one again using the Thai Sweet Chili variety. Yummy for sure!!!


Melbourne I live on a 5 acre property in the Dandenong Ranges Victoria, Australia, having moved from the burbs when I became pregnant with my now 15 year old daughter Alyssa. Once my daughter was born I became a stay at home mum as I couldn't bear the thought of putting her in daycare. She is the light of my life, I never imagined myself as a mum when younger but now wouldn't have it any other way. Alyssa was made a big sister on the 19th April 2010 when our cheeky little boy Blake was born. I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes so quickly become addicted to Zaar as it was previously known & still use it regularly. In addition to being my kids taxi :lol: I also spend my time, reading, gardening and of course shopping. I'm lucky enough that we have the space & so love growing our own fruits, vegies & herbs, this also means we have plenty of room for animals & at the moment have 2 dogs, Max, a Jackshund who's 6, Fletcher, a Kelpie who's 4, 6 cats Snowpea, Fergus, Ginger, Tango, Annie & Cookie, 4 chooks & 2 Ducks. As well as our pets, we also have a lot of native animals around our area, we have kangaroos, wombats, echidna's, possums as well as rosella's, galah's & Cockatoo's hence the name of where I live..
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