Dairy Farmers of Canada

Spicy Tuna Melt

Our dietitians' favourite

This new twist on a lunchtime classic gets a fresh lift by omitting the mayo. Its spicy kick is softened by the natural sweetness of the grapes.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
Yields 4 - 6 Servings
spicy tuna melt


  • 12 small slices of crusty multi-grain bread
  • 8 oz (225 g) Canadian Swiss cheese grated
  • 1 cup (250 mL) red grapes sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pickled banana pepper rings
  • 2 cans (6 oz – 180 g each) tuna packed in water drained
  • Freshly ground pepper
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Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).

Place slices of bread on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Place some cheese on each slice of bread.

Place equal amounts of the remaining ingredients on each slice and cover with the remaining cheese.

Cook for 10 minutes in the oven or until cheese is melted. Serve with a green salad.


Cheese alternatives: Canadian Mozzarella, Gouda, Cheddar.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 370 Calories
Protein: 33 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Fat: 13 g
Fibre: 4.4 g
Sodium: 256 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 33 % / 361 mg
Niacin: 45 %
Phosphorus: 40 %
Selenium: 144 %
Vitamin B12: 152 %