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Classic Tuna Melts

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 16 min
  • Active: 16 min
  • Yield: 3 servings
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3 tablespoons butter, softened

3 large (sandwich-size) English muffins, halved 

Two 12-ounce cans solid white tuna, drained 

One 12-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 

1 cup mayonnaise 

1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped 

1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard 

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill 

Several dashes hot sauce 

3 stalks celery, finely chopped 

2 scallions, finely chopped 

Zest of 1/2 lemon 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

12 slices Swiss cheese 

1 Roma tomato, sliced 

2 teaspoons chopped chives


  1. Preheat the broiler to high.
  2. Butter the halved muffins, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and broil until golden, about 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the tuna salad: In a large bowl, mix together the tuna, artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, olives, mustard, dill, hot sauce, celery, scallions and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Top each muffin half with a large scoop of tuna salad, arrange 2 slices of cheese on each and broil until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Remove and top with tomato slices and chives to serve.
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