Salmon Melts

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This recipe celebrates canned wild salmon and the comforting classic of the melt. Bright and tangy, creamy salmon salad sits on top of toasted English muffins, and is topped with white cheddar cheese and slow-roasted tomatoes.



  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚ F. Cut the tomatoes into 8 slices, 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick. Place in a shallow baking dish or on a small sheet pan. Season the tomato slices with salt and pepper, drizzle with the olive oil and put a thyme sprig on top of each. Bake until very tender and lightly browned around the edges, 30 to 35 minutes. Discard the thyme and set the tomatoes aside; keep the oven on.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the salmon, shallot, celery, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, lemon juice and all but 2 tablespoons of the scallion greens in a medium bowl. Flake the salmon and stir until combined. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Arrange the toasted English muffin halves on a foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet. Top with the salmon mixture (about a heaping 1/4 cup per muffin half). Top each with a slice of cheese and a roasted tomato slice and bake until the cheese is just melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Top with the reserved scallion greens.