Have you seen the temperatures here in Arizona lately? Last week, we broke records and it was 117 degrees! Let that sink in for a moment, okay? 1-1-7 degrees! As much as I’d like to sit around and eat ice cream all day, ice cream is not a practical (or nutritious) option for family meals. When it is this hot, I don’t want to use my regular oven and heat up the house, and there are just so many cold salads my family will tolerate before they say enough is enough!! What is a busy mom to do?!? It’s Toaster Oven Avocado Tuna Melts to the rescue! These delicious tuna melts are toasted in a toaster oven, keeping mealtime cool in more ways than one.
Toaster Oven Avocado Tuna Melts
- 4-6 pieces of bread
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 2 (6 oz) cans of Light Tuna, drained (I use Wild Planet tuna)
- 1/2 c. Mayonnaise
- 1 Stalk Celery, cleaned and finely chopped
- 2 Stalks Scallion (Green Onion), cleaned and chopped fine
- 1 Tbsp. Sweet Pickle Relish
- 1 Avocado, pitted and peeled
- Slices of Cheese (Swiss of Cheddar)
Preheat the toaster oven to 350 degrees. Butter one side of each of the slices of bread. Mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, scallion, and sweet pickle relish.
Chop the avocado into small pieces then blend into the tuna mixture.
Scoop 1/4 of the tuna mixture onto 3-4 slices of bread (the non-buttered side), and spread evenly over the bread. Place a slice of Swiss or cheddar cheese on the tuna mixture, then place the other piece of bread on top, with the butter side facing up. Place the tuna melt sandwiches on a baking pan and bake for about 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
Remove the Toaster Oven Avocado Tuna Melts from the toaster oven and serve immediately. These Avocado Tuna Melts make a tasty meal for lunch or dinner.
Another recipe to beat the heat is my Grilled Honey Balsamic Strawberry Sundaes!