Bread puts a smile on my face. Tasty bread puts a bigger smile on my face. Healthy tasty bread is an added bonus. Thanks to the Tastemaker program from Foodbuzz, I received a delicious loaf of bread to sample once again from Nature's Pride. It was good timing too as I had just finished the last bit of bread I had around the house. No bread in my house is a sad day. This time it was a loaf of their Hearty Wheat with Flax.
Let's just say that Nature's Pride Hasn't disappointed me yet. :) Of course with any bread the first thing that comes to my mind is a good ol' sandwich. This one is a nice tuna salad melt. It's got your typical tuna salad mixes like a tiny bit of may and sweet relish. This version has that with a little tropical twist of pineapple with some paprika, extra virgin olive oil and crushed cracker to give it a little crunch. Topped with some delicious slices of cheese and my all too favorite fruit...the avocado. Yes, the avocado is a fruit, if you didn't know. It's just treated and tastes like it's a vegetable. That's your fun food fact for the day. Put all that between two delicious slices of the Hearty Wheat bread and cooked it up like a grilled cheese sammy in ol' Georgie. This was my solution to an easy-peasy "I-don't-know-what-to-eat" kind of lunch.
Makes 2 sandwiches.
Tuna Salad Melt
1 5oz can tuna (in oil)
1 tsp mayo
1 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp sweet relish
1/8 c crushed crackers (saltine)
1/8 c pineapple tidbits (with juice)
pinch of salt and pepper
4 sliced bread (Nature' Pride Hearty Wheat with Flax Seed)
2-4 slices mozzarella
1 small ripe avocado sliced
To make the tuna salad portion, Drain most but not all the oil from the can. Mix in the mayo, paprika, sweet relish, cracker, pineapple, salt and pepper. Mix together well, then set aside.
Note: if you have tuna in water, drain the water and add a tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
Preheat your skillet on medium heat.
Assemble the sandwich, lightly butter one side of each slice of bread. Then lightly spread some dijon mustard on the opposite sides of each slice of bread. Place half the tuna on the dijon mustard side, followed by some avocado slices and a couple slices of mozzarella. Top with the other slice of bread. dijon side in.
Place the sandwich on the skillet and heat until toasted. Roughly 5 minutes. Place something heavy like a place with a canned good over the sandwich to help flatten the sandwich and help melt the cheese. Repeat the same process for the other side.