Recipes and Cooking Tuna Melts with Olives and Lemon 4.0 (5) A protein-packed lunch or dinner is never far away when you stock your pantry with oil-packed tuna, salmon, or sardines. Try any of them in this cheesy open-faced sandwich recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 24, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 8 toasts Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 3/4-inch thick slices artisanal Italian bread (about 1 pound) 3 5 ounce cans albacore tuna packed in olive oil (undrained) ¼ cup chopped pitted green olives ¼ cup chopped cornichons 1 large lemon (2 tsp. zest, 1 Tbsp. juice) 2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard ¼ teaspoon black pepper 4 ounce thinly sliced cheese, such as Havarti, comté, or mild Swiss Watercress (optional) Directions Preheat broiler.* Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil 4 inches from heat 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, turning once. In a medium bowl combine undrained tuna, olives, cornichons, lemon zest and juice, mustard, and black pepper. Stir to combine and break up tuna. Divide tuna mixture among bread slices; top with cheese. Broil 11/2 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts. If desired, top with watercress. To bake in toaster oven: Toast 10 minutes, turning once. Top with tuna mixture and cheese; toast 5 minutes more. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 644 Calories 24g Fat 58g Carbs 44g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 644 % Daily Value * Total Fat 24g 31% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 75mg 25% Sodium 1397mg 61% Total Carbohydrate 58g 21% Total Sugars 4g Protein 44g Vitamin C 2.8mg 14% Calcium 232mg 18% Iron 4.1mg 23% Potassium 469mg 10% Folate, total 217.5mcg Vitamin B-12 2.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *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.