Avocado Ranch Tuna Melts


A crisp broccoli slaw salad adds crunch to these skinny tuna melt sandwiches. Pair one with a side of fruit for a healthy lunch.

Total Time:
35 mins
4 sandwiches


  • ½ of a medium avocado, seeded, peeled, and cut up

  • 3 tablespoon bottled fat-free ranch salad dressing

  • 1 ⅓ cup packaged shredded broccoli (broccoli slaw mix)

  • 2 5 ounce cans chunk light tuna (water pack), drained and flaked

  • ¼ cup chopped celery

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoon light mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parlsey

  • 4 thin slices rye or whole wheat bread

  • 4 Ultra-thin slices cheddar cheese*

  • Additional snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)

  • 4 dill pickle spears (optional)


  1. Preheat broiler. In a small bowl mash avocado with a fork until desired consistency. Stir in ranch dressing. Add broccoli slaw mix; toss to coat.

  2. In a medium bowl combine tuna, celery, red onion, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and parsley.

  3. Place bread slices on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil about 5 inches from the heat about 4 minutes or until bread is lightly toasted, turning once halfway through broiling. Remove from broiler.

  4. Spoon broccoli slaw mixture onto toasted bread slices. Top with tuna mixture and cheese.

  5. Return sandwiches to broiler. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes more or until tuna mixture is heated through and cheese is melted. If desired, top with additional snipped fresh parsley and/or serve with pickle spears.

    Avocado Ranch Tuna Melts
    Karla Conrad


If you can't find the Ultra-thin slices, replace with reduced-fat sliced cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
10g Fat
23g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 686mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 28.9mg 145%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 321mg 7%
Folate, total 78.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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